Friday, January 26, 2018

Paid Summer Internship with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington Intern

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) is the public affairs and community relations arm of the regional Jewish community representing over 100 Jewish organizations and synagogues and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The JCRC focuses on government relations, Israel advocacy, inter-group relations, and social justice. JCRC Interns are involved in all aspects of our programs including legislative activities, research, event planning, Israel education and advocacy opportunities and publicity and policy development.

Responsibilities may include: • Research/monitor upcoming legislation pertinent to our mission
• Observe County Council sessions and monitor key discussions and legislation
• Assist in planning and staffing Advocacy Days
• Planning special community briefings and meetings with elected officials
· Programming assistance on local, state, federal government and/or Israel-related projects
• Work on Israel Advocacy Trainings
• Involvement in interfaith organizations and programs
• Research and preparation of periodic social justice newsletter, including possible
interviewing of community agencies and institutions
• Liaise with local synagogues and institutions about their Israel and/or social
justice/inter-group programming
• Work with interfaith organizations with regard to government relations and
• Internet research
• Other projects as necessary

The 2018 Winter/Spring intern will have significant responsibility for implementing a new peer education program called Student-to-Student, which will train Jewish high schoolers to put a “human face” to Judaism for fellow teens, thereby combating anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry and intolerance.

Successful candidates for JCRC interns must demonstrate the following: • Dedication to the values of the Jewish community and Israel advocacy
• Awareness and consideration of the concerns and sensitivities of diverse religious
and ethnic communities
• Superb written and oral communication skills
• Strong computer capabilities including MS Office Suite
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task
• Strong organization skills with attention to detail
• Self-motivation to take on projects and complete tasks
• Accepts responsibility willingly

Applications are due by March 18, 2018.

For more information and to apply, log in to Careers4Terps and search the ID number: 169068