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. Respecting individual differences is an integral part of our culture. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive organization that reflects the core values expressed in our mission.
Our workplace is characterized by a commitment to mission, eagerness for learning, and passion for the work. We strive to create a community where staff are accountable to goals, open to feedback and ideas, follow through on commitments, have high standards, and relate to others in a collaborative fashion that engenders mutual respect.