International Education and Jewish Engagement Internship

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 at AJWS. They will be responsible for research into Judaic and Human Rights materials, curriculum production, and constituent database maintenance. The intern will have an opportunity to learn about how AJWS recruits and engages rabbis to support our advocacy efforts.

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
  • 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 Raiser’s Edge

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collect Jewish sources on key topics as a fodder for rabbinic holiday messaging and future Jewish publications.
  • Review and update resources for rabbinic human rights curriculum
  • Update and administer constituent management database
  • Research potential participants for rabbinic fellowship and rabbinic engagement
  • Work with supervisor to design and implement excel-based constituent tracking spreadsheet
  • Research and update materials for travel

Qualifications/Skills:

  • A commitment to global human rights
  • Background in Jewish or informal education
  • Familiarity with the Jewish textual cannon and experience working with classic Jewish texts
  • Problem solving skills
  • Project management skills
  • Experience working with excel, or broad technological literacy and a willingness to learn and explore
  • Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills;
  • Flexible work style and an interest in being a part of a dynamic and evolving team.

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.