Public Policy Intern

California
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA

Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. In addition to its New York headquarters and Office of Government & International Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has regional offices and affiliates across the U.S. and overseas in addition to a multitude of global partnerships.

Among Jewish organizations, AJC is the preeminent leader in the global arena. With a presence in Belgium, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy and Switzerland, AJC’s network of relationships with, and access to, the key decision makers and thought leaders on every continent is unmatched. AJC is recognized by foreign leaders, the Israeli and U.S. governments as an effective and trusted interlocutor for Jewish issues, human rights and advocacy for democratic values. Today, AJC proactively tackles the greatest concerns of Jewish communities around the globe.

The Public Policy Intern supports AJC programming through research, as well as event preparation and implementation. Primary responsibilities consist of supporting the Assistant Director and working in partnership with lay leaders to advocate for AJC positions on a range of topics. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Major issues emphasize confronting Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons, promoting U.S. and global energy security, supporting the legitimacy of Israel as a Jewish/democratic state, and advocating for comprehensive immigration reform.

AJC Public Policy programming consists of private meetings, in addition to events and guest speakers targeting elected and appointed officials. Public Policy programs also include the Legislative Symposium with regional diplomats, Advocacy Training for AJC lay leaders, as well as the Chanukah Party and Annual Luncheon for agency and community leaders.

Desired qualifications include an engaging, yet diplomatic demeanor as well as excellent writing and communication skills. Extensive knowledge of the above relevant issues, academic grounding in a related field and pertinent experience is also critical.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Dana Jackson at jacksond@ajc.org