International Education and Jewish Engagement Intern

Washington, D.C. or New York, NY

Internship Summary

The intern for International Education and Jewish Engagement will have an opportunity to support the content creation and constituent management functions related to rabbinic engagement and advocacy at AJWS. They will be responsible for research into Judaic and Human Rights materials, curriculum production, and constituent database maintenance. They will also be responsible for supporting our Jewish engagement by tracking legislation and our actions to further our legislative agenda.

The Intern will gain the following skills:

  • The working culture of a large Jewish/social justice organization; decision-making and accountability structures in a large, sophisticated non-profit
  • Detailed knowledge of contemporary human rights approaches
  • The complexity of translating an ancient textural tradition to speak to contemporary issues
  • How a publication or curriculum moves from ideas to finished product
  • Key techniques for managing time and projects
  • The use and importance of a constituent management database, like Salesforce
  • The nuts-and-bolts of how to do advocacy and engagement through a major Jewish organization

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with communications team to edit and design curricular handouts for Global Justice Fellowship (GJF)
  • Review and update articles and readings on social justice and human rights (GJF “supplemental readings”)
  • Update and administer constituent management database (Clean Rabbinic and Grasstops advocacy Data in Raiser’s Edge for transition to Salesforce)
  • Track progress on our legislative agenda – namely the Rohingya crisis, foreign policy infrastructure, international sexual health and rights, and anti-corruption in Latin America. Tracking can be done by staying on top of media and congressional actions, and – if stationed in Washington, DC – can entail attending Congressional hearings and briefings and sending written reports to AJWS team members
  • Draft action alert templates within our software around AJWS advocacy priorities
  • Implement congressional connections tracking tool for use in our advocacy. This includes tracking actions taken by AJWS constituents towards our advocacy goals (phone calls, e-actions, etc.)
  • Assist in organizing Jewish Rohingya Justice Network meetings and actions
  • Attend coalition meetings with AJWS staff members
  • Work with supervisor to design and implement constituent tracking processes in salesforce

Qualifications/Skills:

  • A commitment to global human rights
  • Background in informal or participatory education
  • Experience working with Excel or Salesforce, or broad technological literacy and a willingness to learn and explore
  • Familiarity with contemporary social justice and human rights discourse
  • Problem solving skills and ability to work independently
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible work style and an interest in being a part of a dynamic and evolving team
  • Familiarity with U.S. Government structures and law-making processes a plus

How to Apply:

This is a 10-week program, beginning June 11th and concluding August 16th. 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. Students interested in pursuing a summer internship at AJWS should submit a resume and application via email to internship@ajws.org with the name(s) of the internship(s) in the subject line.

Deadline to apply: March 8, 2019

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.