Fellowships, Events, and Other Opportunities

The success of World Without Genocide depends on our employees, interns, and volunteers. It is through the volunteer efforts of ordinary people that we are able to make a difference on so many issues affecting human rights on a local and a global scale.

We welcome your involvement as a volunteer. Currently, we are looking for volunteers to provide support for ongoing events, advocacy, and for the Tents of Witness exhibit. The exhibit is composed of ten tents; each one tells the story of a different group targeted for genocide. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact admin@worldwithoutgenocide.org.

Greenberg Research Fellowship

Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies

Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship


Deadline: December 15, 2017

The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its three research fellowships for advanced-standing PhD candidates: the 2018-2019 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship; the 2018-2019 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies; and the 2018-2019 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship.

Each fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced-standing PhD candidate from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources. The recipient will be required to spend one month in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Award decisions for each fellowship will be based on the originality of the research proposal and its potential to advance research with testimonies in the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive or other unique genocide research resources at USC. Each fellow will be expected to provide the Center with fresh perspectives, to play a role in Center activities, and to give a public talk during the stay.

The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research distinguishes itself from other Holocaust and Genocide institutes by offering access to unique research resources and by focusing its research efforts on the interdisciplinary study of currently under-researched areas. (For more information: cagr.usc.edu.)

USC is the home of internationally unique and growing research resources, which include the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, a collection of over 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, including the Rwandan, Armenian, Guatemalan, Cambodian genocides and the Nanjing Massacre in China; a Holocaust and genocide studies collection at Doheny Memorial Library with 30,000 primary and secondary sources, and a Special Collection containing private papers of German and Austrian Jewish emigrants, including Lion Feuchtwanger, from the Third Reich.

To submit an application, please send a cover letter (including proposed dates of residency), CV, proposal abstract (1-3 pages), writing sample, and recommendation letter from your PhD advisor by December 15, 2017 to cagr@usc.edu. Each submission will be considered for all three fellowships.

To view the CAF, please visit: https://sfi.usc.edu/news/2017/11/19466-call-applications-2018-2019-research-fellowships-phd-candidates


Photos from ACLU Summer Institute 2016

Program Overview

From free speech to privacy and from mass incarceration to voting rights, students will become experts on the issues currently being confronted in the United States’ courts and political arena.

The ACLU’s Summer Advocacy Institute will bring together a diverse group of students entering their junior and senior years of high school from across the United States to participate in an advanced, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. Through an intensive 8-day program, students will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, and other experts working to defend the civil rights and liberties critical to a free and open society. The Close Up Foundation — a DC-based civic-education nonprofit — will serve as a partner with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning opportunities that help students hone their skills as issue-focused campaigners.

In classroom sessions, lectures, and daily debates, students will explore the complex nature of defending and advancing civil liberties as well as examine the importance of these freedoms in our current society. Students will be immersed in the real world of political and legal decision making in Washington, D.C., meeting with elected officials and/or congressional staff and community organizers as well as participating in workshops with civil rights pioneers and other current youth activists.

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Associate Director, Media Relations

  • Reports to: Senior Vice President, Communications and Strategy
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: Communications
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time


American Progress has an immediate opening for Associate Director of Media Relations. This person will work as a senior member of the Communications team and closely with policy staff to develop and implement communications and press rollout plans for American Progress initiatives. The Associate Director will also work alongside other members of the Communications team to facilitate op-ed placement, television and radio bookings, as well as social media strategy.


  • Develop and implement a communications plan for the American Progress’ policy work.
  • Work with policy staff to develop specific press plans for American Progress’ work.
  • Develop and implement editorial board strategies, including the drafting and placement of op-eds.
  • Develop strategies to place American Progress’ work in state and local news outlets.
  • Pitch reporters on covering American Progress’ initiatives.
  • Work closely with ethnic media communications staff to reach Spanish language and ethnic media audiences.
  • Help to develop a social media strategy and products that will increase the reach of American Progress’ work to audiences outside of traditional media.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in media and/or communications. On the record spokesperson experience is preferred.
  • Spanish language fluency is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team.
  • Ability to multitask and to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Entrepreneurial; strong problem-solving and creative thinking skills.
  • Working knowledge of American Progress issues.
  • Nonprofit work experience is a plus.
  • Ability to build, motivate, and work within a team to accomplish project goals.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is a plus.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals.

To apply

E-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to: jobs@americanprogress.org.

Or you may write to: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

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Associate Director, JFCS Holocaust Center

San Francisco, CA

The Associate Director with the JFCS Holocaust Center is a creative, innovative and self-driven individual who acts entrepreneurially to successfully fulfill their responsibilities. She/he thrives in a team-oriented environment, and has a sophisticated understanding of education, project management and Holocaust history.  This position is a good fit for a highly experienced, passionate and organized individual who has demonstrated success in running education and community programs. To view the job description please visit the JFCS Holocaust Center website.

Working at Jewish Family and Children’s Services is an opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of individuals and families we serve each year — people who come to us during great changes, challenges, and crises. Our professionals, who come from a broad range of backgrounds and represent many faiths, bring energy, imagination, caring, and experience to a dynamic work environment.


The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) 
is offering a limited number of fellowships forPh.D. and Post Doctoral Candidates
Conducting Research on the Holocaust. The application deadline is January 3, 2018 for the Fall 2018 – Summer 2019 Funding Year.
Maximum Award Amount: $20,000 Per Year
The Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies aims to strengthen Shoah studies and Holocaust memory throughout the world. Our mission is to support the advanced study of the fate of Jews who were systematically targeted for destruction or persecution by the Nazis and their allies between 1933 and 1945, as well as immediate post-war events.
Studies covered by the Fellowships can include the immediate historical context in which the Holocaust took place and encompass political, economic, legal, religious and socio-cultural aspects, as well as ethical and moral implications. The Fellowship also supports awardees in learning languages necessary to studying original Holocaust- related documents, such as languages of the former Soviet Union and certain European countries.  Candidates can be pursuing a degree in a variety of fields, including History, Sociology, Philosophy, Judaic Studies, Political Science, Government, Women’s Studies and other fields.  Candidates focusing on the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust will also be considered.
Fellowships are awarded to outstanding candidates around the world who have a strong personal commitment to Shoah memory, who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement, and who possess the potential to provide outstanding professional leadership that will shape the future of Holocaust awareness and scholarship.
As part of the program, Kagan Fellows are invited to attend an all-expenses-paid, annual 5-day summer workshop alternately hosted at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Yad Vashem, Jerusalem where they present their research to and network with leading scholars and peers in Holocaust related fields.
For application information, please visit fellowships.claimscon.org or email Chavie.brumer@claimscon.org




Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Legal Internships 
Muslim Advocates (MA)

USA – Washington, DC

Description – Overview

Muslim Advocates (MA), a national legal advocacy and educational organization, is seeking applications from law students for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 internships in our Washington, DC office. MA interns will participate in a wide range of activities and will join an organization working on the frontlines of some of the nation’s most pressing civil rights issues. Interns will be expected to work at least ten hours per week for a period of ten weeks.

Muslim Advocates has been fighting to promote freedom, justice, and equality for Americans of all faiths since 2005. In addition to conducting legal advocacy, policy engagement, and civic education, MA utilizes targeted litigation in order to protect and defend the rights of American Muslims. Our work includes projects aimed at addressing discriminatory surveillance programs, hate crimes, and border search issues; we are also directly engaged in challenging the unconstitutional Muslim travel ban. In addition, MA continues to serve as a legal resource educating American Muslims about the law and their rights and promoting their full and meaningful participation in American public life.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct legal research and analysis.
  • Draft and prepare legal memoranda and other legal documents.
  • Participate in factual investigation and discovery review.
  • Create non-legal advocacy materials in support of education and outreach efforts.
  • Other projects related to MA’s legal, policy, and civic education work as they arise.


  • Current first, second, or third-year law student.
  • Strong research, writing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Desire and ability to work with diverse groups of people in a collaborative work environment.
  • Commitment to MA’s mission.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, references, and brief writing sample (no longer than 5 pages) by email to phil@muslimadvocates.org . Please include “Legal Internship” in the subject line. Applicants should also specify which term (Fall 2017 / Spring 2018) they wish to apply for. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For more information about Muslim Advocates, visit: www.muslimadvocates.org. Internships are unpaid and are limited in number.

Apply online here