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Museum of Occupations and Freedom VABAMU

Submissions open: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 23:59

Host Organization:      The Museum of Occupations and Freedom VABAMU / SA Kistler Ritso Eesti


Organization Profile:

The Museum of Occupations and Freedom VABAMU is a private institution founded in 1998 whose task is to collect, process, study and present the history of the occupations of Estonia 1939–1991, the resistance movement and the return of independent statehood. The Museum was founded with the support of an Estonian living in the United States Olga Kistler-Ritso´s private donation. The mission of the museum is to value Estonia’s language and culture, the sacrifices and efforts undertaken in the name of its independence and to raise interest, awareness and attention of youth toward society in order to prevent history’s repetition.

The Museum of Occupations and Freedom is serving about 40 000 visitors per year and has two branches. There are 12 permanent staff members and about 5-10 volunteers working on various projects at the museum.

City:      Tallinn

Internship Department:     Exhibitions/Programs

Department Profile:

Exhibition and Programming departments focus on the collection and exhibition activities, including:

Temporary exhibitions

Programs (Tourists: youth and adults)

Collection policy and activities

Work description:  

- Holding workshops in essay writing (including analysis of texts possibly related to Vabamu topics, facilitating the reciprocal analysis of students’ essays by the students themselves, etc.) for high school students

- Participating in summer camps for younger students (possibly 7-15 years old)

- Helping in preparation of communication materials in English

- Guided tours in English in our exhibitions (both the Vabamu main exhibition and KGB cells)

- Working with artifacts in the repository (digitalizing, wrapping, sorting, etc.). Possibly working with our digital repository register ENTU.

- Working with our library

- Assisting museum’s audience outreach

- Managing museum’s social media platforms and communicating events

Number of Opening(s):     1

Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Monday to Friday, June

22 –August 14, 2020):    7-8 hours in a day, five days a week.

Work Attire:     Casual

Local Language:     Estonian, not required

Additional desired intern qualifications:   Independency, creativity, time-management, goal-orientation.

City or Cities: 
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and coterms who are undergraduates in all majors, including undeclared. Coterm students must still have undergraduate status.
  • Applicants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Seniors must postpone graduation paperwork until the internship ends, but may participate in commencement. For summer graduation requirements, including details regarding enrollment requirements and information about participation in the June commencement ceremonies, students should contact their major department's student services office and Registrar's Office for graduation quarter petition.
  • Preferably, before beginning their internships, selected candidates should have taken at least one course regarding the internship region. The course can be taken in the spring quarter. 

For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing

Each applicant can apply for a maximum of two program-arranged positions. If you apply more than two positions, we will only accept the first two applications based on the time of your submission. 

For more information, please see Eligibility and Stipend.

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Stanford Global Studies Internship Program