Media Intern

New York, NY

Internship Summary

The Communications Media Intern will help with the daily work of the division, focusing on both short-and long-term projects across the media relations team. Responsibilities include supporting our media outreach work by: providing a daily news brief for the entire organization; compiling a list of reporters, editors and producers in important markets and in regions of current and our Global Justice Fellows; contacting editors at women’s magazines and philanthropy/grantmaking journals and websites; reaching out personally to key journalists; etc.

The Intern will learn:

  • Writing accurately, on deadline
  • Reporting and researching news releases
  • Pitching stories to the news media and podcasters
  • Working with reporters and producers
  • Editing op-eds and commentaries
  • Also: We try to make a field trip to a newsroom in NYC

Key Responsibilities:

  • Researching reporters and producers for pitches
  • Compiling a daily news brief
  • Reaching out to journalists
  • Researching news stories
  • Editing opinion pieces
  • Other duties that arise


  • Media and public relations skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills;
  • Experience with researching news stories, proofreading and/or fact checking;
  • Experience with digital and social media;
  • Bilingual is a plus;
  • Strong interest in non-profit work, communications and/or international human rights; and
  • Must be at least a sophomore in a college or university.

How to Apply:

This is a paid 8-week program, beginning June 22nd and concluding August 14th. It is designed for students who have completed at least one year at a college or university. Students interested in pursuing a summer internship at AJWS should submit a resume and application via email to with the name(s) of the internship(s) in the subject line.

Driven by Jewish and human rights values, AJWS prioritizes and celebrates diversity. People of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, trans and gender non-conforming people; women; and differently abled people are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds.

Application submission deadline is March 6, 2020.

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.