United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

About United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.

Located among our national monuments to freedom on the National Mall, the Museum provides a powerful lesson in the fragility of freedom, the myth of progress, and the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values. With unique power and authenticity, the Museum teaches millions of people each year about the dangers of unchecked hatred and the need to prevent genocide. And we encourage them to act, cultivating a sense of moral responsibility among our citizens so that they will respond to the monumental challenges that confront our world.

Today we face an alarming rise in Holocaust denial and antisemitism—even in the very lands where the Holocaust happened—as well as genocide and threats of genocide in other parts of the world. This is occurring just as we approach a time when Holocaust survivors and other eyewitnesses will no longer be alive.

The Museum is committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion (DEAI). Every member of our Museum community is responsible for ensuring that the Museum is free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and for promoting a diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive institution. This includes supporting DEAI throughout our workplace—in our policies, programs, culture, facilities, and technology.

Please view the Museum Statement on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion (PDF), under Attachments.


Film Archive Intern

June 2020 - August 2020 Washington, DC
“This was an incredibly rewarding experience. I learned so much about the way the films are handled and organized at the museum, and I also got to help work on some audio files as well. My supervisor was amazingly supportive, explaining things I did not understand with patience. Additionally, they helped me think about my next steps leading into my future, walking me through applying for grad school and possible masters programs to consider. ”

Visitor Services

October 2019 Washington, DC
“The staff are incredible. They are always willing to help and it is a very good entry position into the museum field.”
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