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Engagement Team Intern for Capital, South, Mountain West

J Street

J Street

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Position title: Engagement Team Intern for Capital, South, Mountain West

Reports to: Team IV Engagement Assistant

Location: Washington, DC (hybrid and virtual available)

Duration: 2 months

Hours: 10-15 hours per week

The Position

J Street is seeking an undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate as an

Intern based out of our DC office for the Summer of 2024. This internship is an excellent opportunity to better understand and get involved in J Street’s work.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn outreach, research and events skills as well as to deepen one’s knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This position is ideal for applicants interested in non-profit work, or political advocacy.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Assisting with outreach, and logistics for advocacy events
  • Updating and managing supporter databases
  • Researching potential new donors and supporters
  • Making phone calls / writing emails to supporters
  • Assisting with outreach to potential new activists
  • Writing acknowledgments, follow-up letters, and other business communications
  • Other tasks as needed

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Alignment with J Street’s mission
  • Comfortable making phone calls
  • Proficiency with Google Applications and Microsoft Excel; experience with database management a plus

More about J Street

J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans working for the future of

Israel as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. The organization believes that

preserving Israel’s Jewish and democratic character depends on achieving a two-state

solution, resulting in a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security.

Launched in 2008 with four staff and a limited budget, J Street is now a $10 million

organization with a national staff of more than 70. The organization is headquartered in

Washington, DC, employing staff in 8 cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New

York, San Francisco, Washington, and Tel Aviv.

J Street focuses its work in three main areas: (1) Advocating and demonstrating support

for pro-Israel, pro-peace policies in Congress, the media and the Jewish community; (2)

Endorsing and raising money for federal candidates who share J Street’s agenda; and (3)

Educating the public and raising awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the two-

state solution.

Physical Requirements

There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. J Street will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

In order to prioritize the health and safety of all employees J Street employees are required to provide proof of up-to-date COVID vaccination. J Street will discuss reasonable accommodations with employees who may be unable to receive a vaccine due to disability, the advice of a medical provider, or sincerely held religious beliefs.

Compensation and Time Commitment

This part-time internship pays $18/hr. Interns can expect to work 10-15 hours per week.

Applicants are considered on a rolling basis. Please indicate in your cover letter which

days and how many hours you are available.

To Apply

We are excited to receive applications from a broad range of applicants as we grow our organization to better reflect the diversity of the communities that care about our mission. Please submit the items listed below:

  1. Cover letter that explains why you are interested and qualified for this position
  2. Resume
  3. List of two to three references

At J Street we value an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to understanding and valuing each other’s perspectives at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our employees, and the communities we work with. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment and fellowship, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.