Holocaust and Genocide Internship
The THGC’s Holocaust and Genocide Internship Program is designed to engage young people in Texas with issues of genocide, ethics, and education. This program is in support of the THGC’s mission to bring awareness of the Holocaust and other genocides to Texas students, and to imbue in individuals a sense of responsibility to uphold human value and inspire citizens to prevent future atrocities.
The THGC is seeking a Modern Genocide Historian Intern for spring and/or summer 2017. This is an unpaid internship.
Internship Job Description:
Performs in-depth academic research and creates reports related to the ongoing genocide in Syria and Iraq. Will also create a report for the agency's Commissioners, for the July/October 2017 quarterly meeting. Works under close supervision of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) Program Specialist, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Complies with all agency policies and procedures.
Examples of Work Performed:
- Assists in creating a list of research topics and locating reliable resources.
- Carries out independent academic research on these topics, documents the research, and creates reports on the findings.
- Meets with THGC Program Specialist weekly to discuss current research and develop a database of findings.
- Writes one (1) project report for a THGC quarterly meeting in 2017.
- Creates final report on the Syria/Iraq genocide at the end of the internship.
- Provides general support for Commission programs as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Current enrollment in an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in history, government, education, or a related field is required. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Required: Professional attitude, works well with others, ability to adhere to designatd work hours.
Applicants must submit a writing sample.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of Holocaust and genocide-related topics is preferred.
- Must have knowledge of academic research methods.
- Must be able to distinguish reliable source material.
- Experience working with the public is preferred.
- Ability to work as a team member, exercise good judgment, and make sound decisions.
- Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
- Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts.
- Skilled in effective written and verbal communication.
- Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
- Skill in the operation of computers and in using applicable computer software.
Registration, Certification or Licensure (if applicable):
Must have or obtain valid Driver's License.
Remarks (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission's Internship Application, linked below. Please mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711 or email to Cheyanne Perkins, Program Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org. A resume and current transcript must be submitted with your application. Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications. Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews. After a qualified person has been chosen for the specified internship, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability acecss for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.
Applications are due MARCH 31st 2017 for summer 2017.
To apply, send the required documents to: Texas Holocaust and
Genocide Commission, P.O. BOX 12276, Austin, TX 78711
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