Now Hiring!

The Mgrublian Center is now hiring Student Assistants for the 2019-20 academic year.  We are looking for creative students with strong research, writing and communication skills, and a commitment to the values of the Center to serve as Student Assistants for 2019-20.  Student Assistants will be involved in the following activities:

  • Act as a liaison with the Center’s volunteer human rights task force groups
  • Promote Center events on campus through creation of flyers and via social media
  • Assist faculty with human rights research
  • Update the Center’s library and maintain inventory
  • Edit and create the Center’s quarterly Newsletter

Other responsibilities and duties will arise during the course of the school year. The approximate time commitment is 10 hours per week. We have openings for work-study AND non-work-study students.

For more information and to submit an application please view Job #2936690 in Handshake or contact Kirsti Zitar,, with any questions.

2019 Summer Interns

This summer the Center is sponsoring 18 CMC student interns in a wide range of human rights opportunities around the globe:

Laleh Ahmad ‘20 The Enough Project – Washington, D.C.

Gabriel Blum ‘21 Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum – Riga, Latvia

Roxanne Camarena Castillo ‘21 Boys and Girls Club – Los Angeles, CA

Aditi Chitre ‘22 Child Family Health International – New Delhi, India

Jennifer Collao ‘21 Haysbert Moultrie, LLC – Los Angeles, CA

Jordana Deighton ‘22 Child Family Health International – New Delhi, India

Benjamin Dibble ‘20 The Enough Project – Washington, D.C.

Tallan Donine ‘21 POLIN Museum – Warsaw, Poland

Maxwell Fisher ‘21 Amnesty International – Washington, D.C.

Thomas Hagan ‘21 The Enough Project – Washington, D.C.

Sydney Heath ‘22 Claremont Canopy – Claremont, CA

Julia Hwang ‘21 Claremont Canopy – Claremont, CA

Lucie Kapner ‘22 Independent Holocaust Research – Washington, D.C. & France

Sami Murphy ‘21 Human Rights Watch – New York, NY

Dina Rosin ‘20 Orleans Public Defenders – New Orleans, LA

Anita Shenoi ‘20 The Carter Center – Atlanta, Georgia

Wendy Torres-Badajoz ‘21 Claremont Canopy – Claremont, CA

Hailey Wilson ‘22 Patriots Ghana – Accra, Ghana

Summer 2019 Human Rights Internships

Sponsored Internship Program: Applications are now being accepted for our 2019 Sponsored Internship program. The program provides students with grants of up to approximately $5,000 to support internships that engage undergraduates in the field(s) of human rights, Holocaust, or genocide studies. Internships may cover a wide range of activities, including: working for private or governmental organizations that promote human rights or raise awareness about related issues; undertaking research for a scholarly project (including senior theses); and developing an independent program in a field related to human rights, Holocaust, or genocide studies. Applications should be submitted online.

Application due date: March 1, 2019.

Partnered Internship Program: The Center is collaborating with leading human rights organizations to offer the following partnered internships for the summer of 2019:

Human Rights Watch (New York, NY) – Communications/Web Team Intern (job ID#2423705)

Claremont Canopy (Claremont, CA) – Refugee Settlement Intern (job ID#2425674)

POLIN Museum (Warsaw, Poland) – Education Department Intern (job ID#2425522)

Enough Project (Washington, D.C.) – Advocacy/Policy Intern (job ID#2425405)

Funding for these internships will be provided by the Center.

An Interview with Professor Lower

I sat down with returning Director Wendy Lower to learn more about her time on leave from the
Mgrublian Center as she directed the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s (USHMM) Mandel Center in Washington, D.C. Below is an excerpt from our conversation.

Q: What called you to the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the USHMM to pursue a leave of absence from CMC?

A: I was approached by the museum leadership and was asked to step in as interim director of the Mandel Center – mostly based on my record as a scholar in the field and my prior affiliation with the museum as a member of the academic committee, as a research fellow, and a historical consultant for their exhibitions since 1994. It was a tremendous honor to be asked to direct the Center, which is the biggest, most active research institute of Holocaust studies in the world. It is situated in one of the largest archives on the Holocaust, and as a federal museum on the National Mall, it serves millions of visitors annually.


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Summer 2018 Internship Reflections

Anita Shenoi ’20 — Claremont Canopy (Claremont, CA)

This past summer, Anita Shenoi interned for Claremont Canopy, a local grassroots organization that serves recently resettled refugees in the Inland Empire. Anita was attracted to Canopy’s quest to support newly arrived immigrants by providing valuable resources for education, employment, and community integration. The internship provided an active learning environment for Anita, where she was able to explore the financial logistics and other aspects of what makes Canopy successful.

Anita enjoyed spending time getting to know many of the families, sharing delicious meals together, attending community and religious events, and even dancing at a wedding reception! Asked of her experience this summer, Anita responded, “with its newly established non-profit status, Claremont Canopy is a wonderful example of a social organization that incorporates the vibrant talents of a community to integrate and uplift its newest members.”


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