Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre Internships in South Africa

Organisation Name: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre
Location: South Africa 
No. of places available:  1
Suitable Discipline/s: History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, International Relations, International Studies

About the Organisation

Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC) was established in January 2008. JHGC is dedicated to Holocaust and genocide education and memory. The JHGC works widely in the field of Holocaust, human rights and genocide education, under the Directorship of Tali Nates, who apart from her wealth of experience in these fields in South Africa, has conducted work in Rwanda, Israel, Canada and the United States.

In 2007, the South African Department of Education implemented a new National Curriculum, which contains a strong human rights focus. The HSS and History curricula for Grades 9 and 11 include a study of the Holocaust. This has greatly escalated the demand for Holocaust education programmes and resources.

It is envisioned that the new Centre will be a place of learning, where young and old, from all walks of life, come together to learn from the histories of the Holocaust and the genocide in Rwanda. In this space people will gather to gain knowledge, dialogue, share their stories, experience thought-provoking films, exhibitions, lectures and attend interesting book launches.

JHGC is currently offering some exciting internship opportunities for students interested in Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights studies. Below are some of the sample projects they have currently. 

About the Internship

Role description: Project Intern
Start Date: Summer A and Summer B only
 4 weeks to 6 weeks


  1. Work with the JHGC education team to create programs geared towards learners, educators and organisations. Programs vary from Holocaust and genocide education, to topics on human rights, moral choices and peace. This project would involve students learning how to guide visitors through JHGC’s exhibitions.
  2. Work with the Development team to assist in fundraising efforts, including researching potential opportunities and compiling application materials. You will also be asked to complete some administrative work, such as transcribing, database management and social media.
  3. Work with the event/project management teams to assist in various events (commemorations, guest lectures, film screenings) such as with registration, set-up, photographing and clean up. You will also be asked to complete some administrative work, such as transcribing, database management and social media.


1. The students should meet the eligibility criteria to enrol in ATS3130 Arts Internship unit (completed 96 CP and have a distinction average).

2. Check with Arts Student services if you have room in your degree for this 12 CP unit.

3. Undergraduate students from the following Areas of Study are eligible:


Testimonials from previous Monash interns

I completed an internship at the JHGC in 2015, and without a doubt it was the most enriching experience of my university education. I’m very grateful to have been able to work with an incredibly talented and dedicated group of people who enthusiastically welcomed me, and encouraged and helped me participate in such a huge variety of work and projects; teaching me new skills and expanding my knowledge in so many practical ways. The opportunity to work with and learn from, survivors of the Holocaust and Rwandan genocide, and descendants of the Armenian genocide is an experience I will value forever. Gemma Lowden, February – April 2015

Between April and June 2015 I undertook an international internship with the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre. It has been the most inspiring and wonderful aspect of my undergraduate degree. I was able to gain experience in a workplace on a professional level, and be a part of enriching educational activities and events. Tazmin Kip, April- June 2015

Scholarships and Funding 

For further information about available scholarships and funding please click on the links below:


How to Apply

Please follow the step-by-step guide on how to apply for ATS3130 International Internship. 
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Arts WIL Team on email via, or give us a call on (03) 9903 8866.

*Applications opening March 19th for Winter and Semester 2 2018*
*Applications must be submitted 2-3 months prior to intended start date*