We’re Facing History and Ourselves, an organization created in 1976 by educators who believed that instilling intellectual vigor and curiosity goes hand-in-hand with teaching facts and figures.
Today, we have over 180 staff located in offices throughout the United States as well as entities in Toronto and London. Yearly, we reach nearly three million students through our network of more than 115,000 educators.
Our Facing History team represents a wide range of roles that include delivering hands-on support for educators and schools, creating outstanding professional development and classroom resources, improving how we serve our audience through technology, and nurturing the supporters who make it possible to expand our work.
All openings listed on this site are current, and remain posted until filled. Recruitment activities for internships and regular paid positions are coordinated through the Human Resources Department in Massachusetts.
Applying for Positions
When you submit an application through this site, you’ll receive an email confirming that your submission was received. Our human resources team reaches out to candidates of interest to discuss the interview process. If you do have a question and need to get in touch, please contact us.
We encourage you to apply for all positions that match your goals and abilities. If you have a strong interest in our organization and want to tell us why, we invite you to write to us.
Have an appointment at one of our offices? See Where We Work for the street address and general office phone number for each of our offices.
Internships at Facing History and Ourselves are typically a mixture of core projects and administrative support. Interns are paired with direct supervisors and the intern is assigned projects based on the need of Facing History and the individual supervisor. There are a variety of projects that should align with the intern’s interests. Across the board, strong learning opportunities are provided that expose participants to Facing History content and teaching approach.
The summer internship in our Headquarters office (Brookline, MA) typically runs for 8-9 weeks starting in early June through mid August. We provide orientation, regular check-ins, an opportunity to connect with other Interns, participation in staff meetings and social events, exposure to our core work, access to our resources, and dinner with our President and CEO. At the end of the summer we have a small gathering to present on the projects completed over the summer.
The number of internships offered, the length (part time to full time), and specific assignments will vary depending on organizational needs and an intern’s availability. Internships are generally unpaid.
Internship opportunities will be listed on our Open Positions page when they are available.
Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to use lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate.
By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.
Our Values: Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Facing History and Ourselves is an equal opportunity employer. Our strength as an organization is directly tied to the diversity of our staff, leadership, educators, students, scholars, and volunteers. We are committed to treating individuals with respect, and to building and maintaining a community of full participation that values and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome to our community those with diverse perspectives who share our vision of a world marked by knowledge and compassion, not bigotry and hate, and our belief that complex, often difficult conversations are at the heart of a thriving democracy. We navigate conversations that acknowledge biases and build relationships across differences. We recognize the need to understand the varied impacts of colonization throughout the world and acknowledge the value of justice, reconciliation, and cultural resurgence for all humanity.