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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Internships

Winter: 13 January–10 April 2024 (approx.)
Spring–Summer: 11 May–7 August 2024 (approx.)
Fall: 14 September–11 December 2024 (approx.)

Application Deadlines:
Winter: 15 October 2023
Spring–Summer: 1 February 2024
Fall: 1 August 2024

Interns at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum bring an array of personal and professional interests to the program and contribute to projects and departments that reflect those interests, e.g., educational, archival, Bureau for Former Prisoners, visitor services, Preservation Department, Research Department, and Collections Department. This internship offers a chance to touch history, to wrestle with the human capacity for good and evil, and to give voice posthumously to victims of the Holocaust.

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Contact Us

Tony Brown
3113 JFSB
(801) 422-7012


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students are required to enroll in a minimum of twelve credits during a semester and may choose from the following:

IAS 380R—Cultural Proofs (3 credits)
RUSS 399R or GERM 499R—Academic Internship (3 credits)
IAS 399R—International Internship (9 variable credits)

Participants may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Interns pay BYU undergraduate full-time tuition to participate.

Includes internship placement and international health insurance coverage.

Does not include housing (approx. €1,350), airfare, preparation course tuition, personal expenses, or meals.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to international programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Students majoring in the Humanities who complete the preparation course and register for 3 hours of RUSS 399R qualify for a College of Humanities program discount that ranges from $1500–3000, depending on one’s FAFSA score. Students minoring in the Humanities who fulfill the aforementioned requirements receive half support. Contact Dr. Brown for details.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Knowledge of German and/or Polish helpful, but not a requirement for participating in this internship.

Students are required to participate in the prep course, IAS 369R, during the second block of winter semester. Part-time BYU students and non-BYU students pay an additional $300 (approx.) tuition fee for enrolling in the required pre-departure class.

Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond the end of the program and have at least two blank pages. All US citizens must obtain a quick online document known as ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) before entering any of the EU/Schengen member countries.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses also need to apply online and take the preparation course.
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Students are responsible for finding their own housing and providing their own meals.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Priority Deadline:
Fall: 1 February 2024

Application Deadlines:
Winter: 15 October 2023
Spring–Summer: 1 February 2024
Fall: 1 August 2024
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Tony Brown, Professor of Russian
3113 JFSB
(801) 422-7012
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.