Presentation Title

An Internship in Krakow

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

School

School of Arts and Humanities

Discipline

Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Mentor

Paul Vincent

Abstract

In Spring 2016 I had the opportunity to study abroad in Krakow, Poland at Jagiellonian University's Centre for European Studies. During my semester I also enjoyed serving as KSC's first intern at the Galicia Jewish Museum. Through my studies I deepened my understanding of Poland as a country in Central Europe, but it was through my internship at the Galicia Museum that I gained a personal understanding of what it means to be Polish. Through several shtetl tours I came to appreciate the country's culture and its troubled history. I was also able to better understand the inner workings of a museum as it installed new exhibits and navigated its complete transformation as it expanded into new building space. Coupling an internship with my study abroad allowed me to make lasting personal and professional connections with people from around the world.

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An Internship in Krakow

In Spring 2016 I had the opportunity to study abroad in Krakow, Poland at Jagiellonian University's Centre for European Studies. During my semester I also enjoyed serving as KSC's first intern at the Galicia Jewish Museum. Through my studies I deepened my understanding of Poland as a country in Central Europe, but it was through my internship at the Galicia Museum that I gained a personal understanding of what it means to be Polish. Through several shtetl tours I came to appreciate the country's culture and its troubled history. I was also able to better understand the inner workings of a museum as it installed new exhibits and navigated its complete transformation as it expanded into new building space. Coupling an internship with my study abroad allowed me to make lasting personal and professional connections with people from around the world.