The Alabama Holocaust Education Center offers unpaid, credit or non-credit internships to qualified undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates. Because the AHEC works as several departments in order to fulfill its mission, we offer diverse internship placement opportunities such as archives and library studies, historical research, K-12 education, public relations/marketing, and nonprofit management. All interns will gain practical work experience, knowledge of the events and lessons of the Holocaust, and a chance to interact with the Birmingham nonprofit and museum communities. Availability is limited and dependent on departmental needs. All interested applicants, regardless of area of study, are encouraged to apply.
The Siegler Fellowship, created in 2017 in honor of Holocaust survivor Ruth Siegler, is designed to ensure that the stories of Holocaust survivors will be preserved for future generations. This summer program provides a stipend for a graduate or post-graduate student to research, prepare, and deliver a presentation on the life of a Holocaust survivor or a Holocaust-related topic. The student will receive experience researching and presenting papers. The Siegler Fellow will also use their research to create an archival page on the survivor for the AHEC web site.
The docent program trains individuals to facilitate tours of the AHEC’s new state-of-the-art facility and exhibitions. Successful applicants will complete a six-month training program, after which they will provide visitors with a powerful, positive, safe, and relevant experience with opportunities to reflect on this difficult subject matter. AHEC docents empower visitors, inspire creativity, and foster open dialogue and discussion. The AHEC Docent Program is funded in part by the Birmingham Jewish Foundation.