Development Summer Intern

New York

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.

Development at AJC
The Development Department’s goal is to raise the funds needed for AJC to follow-through on its mission and have an impact on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people.

Summer Internship
The 2013 Summer Intern will work primarily on AJC’s individual gifts effort, but may also be involved with supporting fundraising trade dinners.In addition to having the opportunity to learn about fundraising, sales, marketing and communications at a large not-for-profit global agency, every summer intern will have the benefit of attending seminars about AJC and its various program areas.The Development Intern’s projects will support the department’s effort to meet new donors interested in our mission, deepen relationships with our most generous supporters and give a personalized touch to donor communications generally.The projects will include but will not be limited to the following:
  1. Researching and creating family trees on multi-generational philanthropic families who are supporting AJC at significant levels
  2. Assist in re-conceptualizing donor recognition society marketing materials and communications effort.
  3. Managing 2002 – 2007 Honoree Import Project (hundreds of event honorees recognized by AJC during these years were not coded as such in our fundraising database and need to be).
  4. Hamptons and Aspen strategy research on potential and current supporters.
  5. Updating the department’s donor pipeline in our fundraising database.
  6. Calling supporters who are members of our donor recognition society to thank them and confirm/acquire updated contact information.
  7. Assistance on welcome mailings to new donors.
  8. Secure personalized and unique awards for trade dinner honorees.
Please note that this is an unpaid internship. Interns will be provided with a commuting stipend of up to a maximum of $300 per month upon presentation of commuting receipts. For information, contact Amy Althoff at