Other Opportunities

Whether you are a 16-year-old student or an 80-year-old Holocaust survivor, the Museum has many interesting projects to fill your available volunteer hours. 

We are looking for volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks, including the following:


Helping with administrative tasks and data entry in our offices; 

Working with our visitor services staff to greet and assist visitors;

Helping our staff run events -- especially on weekends -- by running errands, setting up chairs and sound equipment, and driving survivors to and from the Museum. 

To become a volunteer at Holocaust Museum LA, please fill out our Volunteer Application.  For more information, please email Katherine Semel at volunteer@hmla.org


College Student Internship

Holocaust Museum LA is pleased to offer internship opportunities for college students. Interns will assist Museum staff in a number of different areas, including the following:

  • Research

  • Educational programs

  • Marketing and social media

  • Communications

  • Development / fundraising

  • Visitor services / reception

  • Community development / outreach

  • Archival and curatorial work

Interns will work directly with Museum staff, Holocaust survivors, students, and visitors. They will have the opportunity to learn from primary sources that miraculously weathered the Holocaust. We are seeking interns who are friendly, hard-working, and interested in furthering the important work of educating our community about the Holocaust and commemorating those who perished. Knowledge/skill in the following areas preferred: history, writing, marketing, museum studies, education, film studies, computer.


If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Semel, Director of Museum Tours, at volunteer@hmla.org

Archival Internship

The preservation of historical documents and artifacts is crucial to understanding, teaching, and learning from history. Holocaust Museum LA is committed to the preservation and retention of artifacts in both physical and digital format. The Museum strives to make its collection accessible online, transitioning and maintaining a catalogue of primary sources on a digital platform, and providing free public access to this platform as a resource for scholars, teachers and students. The Museum’s online archival database provides digital access to these important resources and receives visitors from around the world.

The Museum’s internship program invites qualified candidates to learn about the Holocaust, as well as the way in which a museum operates, specifically related to the archives. Interns will learn and assist with the various methods and steps required to process, digitize, preserve, and catalog artifacts in an environment dedicated to Holocaust history and education. Interns will have the opportunity to work with both the physical and digital archives of the Museum, researching, organizing and cataloguing both newly donated artifacts, as well as those within the museum’s existing collection.



  • Record and digitize new acquisitions for both the Museum’s physical and digital archive

  • Assist in the preservation of existing and incoming artifacts, utilizing Museum best practice

  • Assist staff in various tasks related to the administration and cataloguing of the physical records relating to the Museum’s archive and collection

  • Provide research assistance for Museum exhibits and social media postings as needed

Internship Qualifications:


  • Enrollment in undergraduate or graduate program, preferably with a focus in history, art history, library studies or museum studies

  • Interest in archival methods and research

  • Strong written communication skills, including a knowledge of editing and composition

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel


  • Interest in Holocaust and 20th-century European history

  • Social media skills

  • Fluency in German, Polish, Dutch, French, Russian or Hungarian


**Writing sample required: excerpt from a paper written in college**

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to volunteer@hmla.org

Docent Training

 "Participating in the docent training program at Holocaust Museum LA has been an incredibly rewarding and life changing experience. Not only do I have a deeper understanding of Holocaust history, but the experience has left me with a deep sense of responsibility to share what I have learned with the students who visit the museum. Giving tours has been such an enlightening experience, especially when I see those “aha” moments in the eyes of the students."

Join our Museum community and become part of a dedicated group of volunteer docents.


This is a great opportunity if you:


  • Love working with people, especially middle and high school students

  • Have a passion for history

  • Believe the Holocaust should never be forgotten

  • Want to make a difference

As a docent you will:

  • Lead tours of the Museum for groups of all ages

  • Educate the public about the history of the Holocaust

  • Assist the Museum in fulfilling its mission to commemorate, educate and inspire 

To become a docent, you must participate in and complete the docent training program. During the training you will learn about the history of Holocaust Museum LA, participate in museum tours and special lectures, master gallery teaching techniques, learn about the history of the Holocaust, and become familiar with the Museum’s collection and exhibits.

All docents must:

  • Volunteer for at least 18 three-hour time slots each year

  • Conduct 90-minute tours of the galleries

  • Attend at least 10 of the 12 docent training sessions

  • Successfully complete written and oral walk-through tests within 35 days of the end of training

  • Adhere to business casual dress code

All sessions take place at Holocaust Museum LA. All materials are provided. For more information, please contact our Director of Museum Tours, Katherine Semel, at (323) 651-9925 or volunteer@hmla.org






Holocaust Survivor Speakers

The Museum is always looking for Holocaust survivors who would like to speak to our visitors about their own experience. If you are a Holocaust survivor and you would like to help us teach younger generations about what happened during WWII, please contact us.

For more information please contact Michael Morgenstern at (323) 456-5083 or michael@hmla.org


Monday - Thursday


Saturday - Sunday


10 am - 5pm

10 am - 2pm

10 am - 5pm



General inquiries: info@hmla.org

Tours: reception@hmla.org

Student & teacher programs: education@hmla.org

Donations: development@hmla.org

Volunteer: volunteer@hmla.org 

Public Events: events@hmla.org 

Artifact Donation: archive@hmla.org

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