IHGMS internship position open

IHGMS is looking for an intern with availability throughout the academic year. The intern’s responsibilities will be assisting with events, administrative duties, cataloging and organizing the Institute’s library collection, and working with Institute Director Alon Confino on several research projects.


  • Fluent in Hebrew and/or Arabic
  • Self-directed, responsible, and organized
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible schedule with availability on some weeknights and occasional weekends for talks, events, and group visits to the exhibition

Location: IHGMS is located on the UMass Amherst campus at 758 North Pleasant St.

Hours: 6-10 hours a week during the semester.

This is a non-paid internship, but is suitable for academic credit.

If interested, please email resume and brief cover letter outlining your research experience to, or apply online on Handshake (job posting 1880835)

Five College Working Group | "1948: A Global History"

In the academic year 2018-2019, the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at UMass Amherst will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges. This group of IHGMS Fellows will explore the topic of “1948: A Global History.” The project organizers are Alon Confino (director of the Institute and professor of History and of Judaic Studies at UMass) and Daniel Gordon (professor of history at UMass).

IHGMS Fellows will have opportunities to present their work in progress. They will also select and read together key contemporary documents. And they will interact with outside speakers—the group has a budget to invite guest speakers over the year. An international workshop at the end of spring semester 2019 will conclude the fellowship. 


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