Jack Voorzanger Archival Internship

The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), an international human rights organization and a center for Holocaust remembrance, is proud to announce the Jack Voorzanger Archival Internship. This internship will provide a special opportunity for a student interested in hands-on experience working with the SWC archival collection, focusing primarily on the Holocaust.

  • Internship Dates and Hours: 300 hours to be completed within 6 months. Actual dates and schedule to be determined with the intern.
  • Location: Simon Wiesenthal Center Archives and Reference Library, Los Angeles, CA
  • Stipend: $4,500 paid in 4 installments
  • Academic credit: As determined by the student’s school
  • Responsibilities: Scanning archival materials, entering information into databases, providing descriptions for archival records, historical research, and other tasks as assigned by the Archivist.
  • Qualifications: Current enrollment in a graduate study program in Library/Information Science or a related field. Recent graduates of such programs may also apply. Knowledge and experience in archival scanning and experience processing archival collections is highly desirable.

About Jack Voorzanger

Jack Voorzanger was a courageous child survivor of the Holocaust, born in the Netherlands, hidden throughout the war, yet beaten and forced to convert to Catholicism by the man who saved him. 75 members of Jack's family were murdered during the Holocaust.

After the war, Jack rebuilt his life and came to the United States. When Jack retired from his successful photo lab business, he began to volunteer at the SWC Archives, assisting with archival scanning of the SWC collection as a dedicated volunteer for over 18 years.

The Voorzanger family has generously endowed the Jack Voorzanger Archival Internship in his memory.

For more information, please email archives@wiesenthal.com or volunteer@museumoftolerance.com