Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Jewish Federations of North America Spring Internship Opportunity

The Washington office of one of the premier American Jewish non-profits is seeking spring interns who are looking to combine their interests in Jewish communal work and national politics.The JFNA Washington Office is the policy arm of JFNA, bringing the voice of 151 Jewish community federations and over 300 independent Jewish communities throughout North America to Capitol Hill and the Administration as a prominent force in policy decision-making. Collectively among the top 10 charities in the world, JFNA secures and manages $16 billion in endowment assets. Each year, JFNA raises over $900 million through the Annual Campaign and emergency campaigns, and distributes over $2 billion from our foundations and endowments. JFNA’s legislative agenda focuses on a variety of issues that includes, but is not limited to, bolstering retirement and aging health policies; protecting programs for vulnerable populations, such as domestic violence victims, human trafficking victims, people with disabilities, refugees, and low income families; safeguarding non-profits from terrorism; and more.

JFNA interns will have the unique and unparalleled opportunity to work on a wide range of social service focused public policy issues. Through this internship, interns will learn innovative approaches to stimulate community interest by organizing and informing local grassroots networks of Jewish federations and affiliated social service agencies. The day-to-day responsibilities of a JFNA internship includes, but is not limited to, attending congressional hearings, taking part in advocacy/leadership training days, compiling and analyzing surveys, and researching and writing on a variety of existing and proposed policies.

Spring internships are part-time, and interns are offered a flexible stipend. In lieu of a stipend, we also offer college credit if allowed by an individual’s university/college.

If interested, please forward a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and references tointerndcoffice@JewishFederations.org.