Workum Internship Summer 2023

Veterans Database and Research Assistant

Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (JCGC) is seeking a detail-oriented, self-directed intern to assist the organization in several projects related to recognizing and honoring US military veterans. The internship will include one or more of the following projects:

 

  1. Entering into our database existing data on US military veterans identified as serving since 1943.
  2. Expanding the number of Jewish veterans identified to include those who served prior to 1943 by using primary docuemnts and researching off-site archival institutions. 
  3. Deepening the research on individual veterans to include their genealogical connections, service records and honors, and personal military experiences. Compiling this reasearch into accurate and engaging articles and social media posts. 
  4. Scanning and uploading primary documents to support research findings. 

Education Major/Career Interests:

  • We are open to a variety of majors and career interests, including history, library science, Judaic studies, genealogy, and archival research.

 

Recommended Skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Research skills

 

Other:

Candidates with insatiable curiosity about history, genealogy, and the local community will do well in this position.  They should be proficient in research skills, having experience with internet sources as well as primary sources.  Knowledge of Hebrew or German is a plus, but is not required.  Some familiarity with basic database systems would be helpful, but also not required. 

About Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati

 

Since 1821, some 26 Jewish cemeteries have been formed in the Greater Cincinnati area. Recognizing that many of the originating congregations had ceased to exist, similar problems faced all the cemeteries, and that the leadership base was aging, a small group of community leaders embarked on a multi-year project to address these issues. Ultimately, 24 of these cemeteries determined that it was in their mutual best interest to create a new, merged organization, which would assume responsibility for the perpetual care of the existing cemeteries and the creation of such new cemeteries as will be necessary to serve the Jewish community’s future needs, as well as to promote and preserve the history of community members and our rich collective history, and serve as a research resource. JCGC began operations in 2008, with initial funding provided by existing endowments from the merged cemeteries, a grant from The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, a Friends campaign, and an ongoing endowment fundraising campaign. With this funding and future funding, JCGC will be able to make needed repairs in the existing cemeteries and provide for ongoing and future needs for the entire Jewish community of Greater Cincinnati.

Mission Statement:

JCGC serves the burial needs of the Greater Cincinnati Jewish community with care and dignity and honors the resting places of our people.

 

Vision Statement:

JCGC will serve and engage our entire Jewish community and preserve the history and memory of our people, while maintaining financial stability.

 

Core Values:

Service: JCGC provides quality service with dignity and compassion in the fulfillment of its sacred duty.

 

Sustainability: JCGC stewards all resources in a way that sustains our cemeteries.

 

Diversity: JCGC respects the diverse traditions of the Jewish community it serves and is committed to collaborative decision making.

 

Heritage: JCGC preserves and shares the Jewish community’s history enshrined in our cemeteries.

 

Integrity: JCGC acts ethically and respectfully toward its staff, volunteers and the public.

 

Website

jcemcin.org