Internship and volunteers

The Jerusalem based CAHJP offer three-month internships for students and graduates of the humanities and comparable disciplines.

The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People are engaged in salvaging, reconstructing and preserving historical documentation that reflects the past of the Jewish people from all lands, from the Middle Ages to the present, and composes a National Archive of the Jewish people.

The material in the CAHJP relates to all continents and contains over 60 million pages of documentation from communities, organizations and private families and individuals from over 70 countries. In addition to original material, the CAHJP hold over 18 million pages of microfilms obtained from government archives throughout the world. The Central Archives have a rich photographic collection and a comprehensive reference library. Located on the campus of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the CAHJP are visited by students and researchers from Israel and all over the world for historical and family research.

Interns work independently, with some supervision, at cataloguing original material, microfilms and photographic material. Candidates should be prepared to deal with texts in a variety of languages and handwritings, dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries. They may also be involved in a recently launched project to digitize the CAHJP’s card catalogue.

Requirements: B.A.; language skills such as Hebrew, English, German, French, Spanish etc. desired, Russian, Polish and other Slavic languages or Arabic highly appreciated; advanced computer skills very welcome;

Applications including CV and academic letter of recommendation to be sent to Inka Arroyo Antezana (Inka.Arroyo-Antezana@nli.org.il).

Contact: see »Contact«