2018 Summer Internship Program

New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL

About AJWS

Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world. AJWS promotes civil and political rights; advances sexual health and rights; defends land, water and climate justice; and aids communities in the aftermath of disasters. AJWS pursues lasting change by supporting grassroots and global human rights organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and by mobilizing supporters in the U.S. to advocate for global justice. Working together, the AJWS community strives to build a more just and equitable world.

Founded in 1985, AJWS is the first and only American Jewish organization dedicated solely to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease in the developing world.  Since its founding, AJWS has supported more than a thousand grassroots social change organizations and has granted $360 million to support human rights. Today AJWS has a budget of more than $50M. There are over 100 U.S.-based employees located in five offices (New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.), and over 25 country representatives in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.  The organization has more than 190,000 supporters across the U.S. and around the world.

About the Internship Program

AJWS is currently recruiting for its 2018 Summer Internship Program. The Summer Internship Program is an excellent opportunity for students to work alongside AJWS’s staff and experience the many mechanisms that come together to create an effective organization, while gaining exposure to AJWS’s vision and mission.

The Summer Internship Program educates interns around AJWS’s priority issue areas. We provide interns with mentorship from staff, hands-on experience in one of our domestic offices, and participation in organized learning opportunities, such as:

  • Lunch with AJWS president;
  • Informational meetings with each member of AJWS’s executive team and representatives from various departments; and
  • Presentations from external speakers, including AJWS grantees and partners from the countries around the world where we work.

This is a 10-week program, beginning June 4th and concluding August 10th. It is designed for students who have completed at least one year at a college or university.

The internship is unpaid but interns may apply for credit or funding through their college or university.

Available Internships

Communications Intern (Story Bank) (New York, NY)
Communications Intern (Social Media) (New York, NY)
Development Operations Intern (New York, NY)
Development Internship (Los Angeles, CA or Chicago, IL)
Major Gifts Intern (New York, NY)
Finance Intern (New York, NY)
International Education and Jewish Engagement Intern (New York, NY)

How to Apply

Students interested in pursuing a summer internship at AJWS should submit a resume and detailed cover letter along with a completed application. In the cover letter applicants should address their goals for the summer and why they are interested in interning at AJWS. The resume, cover letter and application should be sent via email to careers@ajws.orgApplications are due by March 9, 2018. 

Additional questions about the program or application process should be sent to Careers@ajws.org.

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with AJWS. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.