Friday, February 19, 2016

Summer Government Affairs Internship with American Jewish World Service; Spanish a Plus!

Overview of Department

The Government Affairs team oversees AJWS’s “inside the beltway” strategy to promote a U.S. foreign policy and development agenda that respects and promotes the human rights of marginalized communities in the developing world. This five-person team represents AJWS’s work on Capitol Hill, the White House, the State Department, and the U.S. Agency for International Development and maintains our relationships with key policymakers on our issues. Our current Government Affairs work focuses on strengthening the human rights of LGBT people, ending early/child marriage, promoting community-based economic development, and protecting the rights of ethnic and national minorities in countries Burma and the Dominican Republic.

Internship Summary

This internship is designed to support AJWS’s Government Affairs work at this critical moment in federal and electoral politics. In close consultation with the Government Affairs Associate, the intern will monitor and maintain information about how the 2016 electoral season affects AJWS’s key policy priorities. The intern is expected to monitor candidate policy positions and priorities affecting foreign affairs and development amongst candidates for federal office (both Presidential and Congressional) to be completed in a voter guide for AJWS stakeholders. Other tasks will include event support, covering Congressional and NGO meetings on behalf of (or in addition to) Government Affairs staff, and performing various Administrative tasks as needed.


  • Outstanding written communication and research skills.
  • Basic familiarity with U.S. legislative process and electoral landscape.
  • Prior experience with international affairs, human rights, and international development a plus.
  • Proficiency in Spanish a strong plus.
Click here for more information and to apply.  Deadline is March 11, 2016.