Summer Research Assistantships for Graduate Students
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Applications due March 15, 2011
The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC is now accepting applications from graduate students who wish to participate with staff scholars in cutting-edge research and publication projects this summer. Projects may include writing and editing for the Museumˇ¦s Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933ˇV1945; research and translating for the Centerˇ¦s archival source series Documenting Life and Destruction; and preparing in-depth studies and reports about the archival collections of the International Tracing Service, among others.
Recipients will gain experience in conducting archival and/or library-based research, translating and organizing selected archival sources for publication, and writing and editing texts under the supervision of the Centerˇ¦s scholars. In addition to their involvement in these research projects, recipients will participate in the broad range of scholarly and public education programs offered by the Museum during the summer months.
Each assistantship will last for up to three months during the months of May through August. Awardees will receive a stipend of $2,500/month, as well as a stipend to offset the cost of direct, economy-class travel to and from Washington, D.C. Local awardees may receive a reduced stipend and travel allowance.
Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to a graduate degree program at a North American college or university and have legal permission to work in the United States (i.e., U.S. citizenship, U.S. permanent residency, or proper authorization on a U.S. student visa). The Center is unable to provide visa assistance for non-U.S. citizens. Applicants must have basic knowledge of the Holocaust, experience in conducting archival or library research, and the ability to work as part of a team. In addition to English, fluency in one or more of the following languages is desired: German, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Hebrew, Yiddish, French, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovak, and/or Croatian.
All applications must be submitted in English and received by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 15, 2011, and must include:
„X A completed application form, resume, and a personal statement of no more than two single-spaced pages in length. The personal statement should explain the significance of the assistantship to the applicantˇ¦s professional and/or academic goals, and the contributions the applicantˇ¦s skills and interest could make to the Centerˇ¦s research and publication projects. The application form, resume, and personal statement must be submitted electronically via the Museumˇ¦s online application system at https://apply.ushmm.org/summergra.
„X One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or dean at the applicantˇ¦s institution that speaks to the applicantˇ¦s qualifications. The letter of recommendation must be signed and on letterhead, and should be sent directly to the Center via mail, e-mail, or fax.
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