The Helen and Martin Kimmel Internship Program

College and graduate students are encouraged to apply for volunteer internships year-round at The American Jewish Committee. Interns have the unique opportunity to get an insider’s look at the work of AJC in areas such as diplomatic outreach, Israel advocacy, intergroup and interethnic relations, and public relations.


USA--see full descriptions below

 

Los Angeles, California:
Development Intern
International Relations Intern(no longer available for Summer 2012)
Public Policy Intern

Boston, Massachusetts:
Communications Intern
Program/Event Intern

New York, New York:
Department for Antisemitism/ Extremism Intern
Department of Leadership Development and Individual Giving
New York Office DRO Intern
New York Regional Office Intern
Russian Jewish Affairs Research Intern
ACCESS, AJC's Young Generation Program
Green Intern
Office of the Executive Director Intern
Human Resources Intern

Washington, DC:
Asia Pacific Institute
Office of Government and International Affairs

Dallas, Texas:
Dept of Regional Offices
PR and Marketing Internship

Please complete this application form and submit it together with your resume and cover letter.


 

 

 

If you do not hear back regarding your request for an internship, please let us know at pakhr@ajc.org or (212) 751-4000, ext. 363 mentioning the specific department you originally contacted.
 



Development Intern
Los Angeles, California

The Development Intern is primarily responsible for supporting fundraising programming and efforts through research, event preparation and implementation. The resource development program builds and maintains leadership and relationships to support the important work of AJC.

Development programs include plate dinners honoring community leaders, exclusive speaker's events for various giving society members, missions abroad, as well as individual solicitations, grant submissions and planned giving.

Primary responsibilities consist of assisting the Associate Development Director and working in partnership with lay leaders to implement giving society events for President's Council, Los Angeles Leadership Council, and National Leadership Council, Comedy with a Cause, assisting with the production of attractive and compelling printed development material, coordinating leadership development with program staff, and conducting ongoing donor relations.

Major themes emphasize AJC's unique approach to advocacy and diplomacy on behalf of the Jewish community, as well as the distinct staff - lay leader partnership that is a hallmark of AJC. In addition, development efforts leverage the impressive achievements and important work of the agency to elicit support from donors, members and organizations.

Desired qualifications include an engaging, yet diplomatic and polished demeanor as well as excellent writing and communication skills. Extensive knowledge of Jewish community individuals and institutions, academic grounding in a relevant field and pertinent experience is also critical.

To apply, please send application form, resume and cover letter to jacksond@ajc.org.


International Relations Intern (no longer available for Summer 2012)
Los Angeles, California

The International Relations Intern is primarily responsible for supporting IR programming through research, event preparation and implementation. AJC's IR program builds and maintains relationships with more than 60 local and regional consulates and representatives of the diplomatic corps to advance AJC's IR agenda.

IR programs include consular meetings, national days/cultural events and guest speakers in addition to communications with consulates as dictated by world events.

Primary responsibilities consist of assisting the Program Director and working in partnership with lay leaders to implement AJC's Diplomatic Marathon at the UN General Assembly, Promoting Tolerance tour for young leaders from emerging democracies, Channukah Party for agency and community leaders, Annual Luncheon, Consular Corps Tour of Jewish Los Angeles as well as supporting foreign diplomatic missions attended by AJC leadership.

Major themes emphasize confronting Iran's quest for nuclear weapons technology, energy security, support for Israel, ending the genocide in Darfur as well as addressing regional and/or bilateral issues in order to advance democratic values and build mutual understanding.

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

To apply, please send application form, resume and cover letter to jacksond@ajc.org.


Public Policy Intern
Los Angeles, California

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.


Communications Intern
Boston, Massachusetts

Who we are: The Boston Office of American Jewish Committee is a small office with a large agenda.

What we need: Communications intern who is a self-starter, works well on a team, can adapt to change, enjoys challenging fast paced work environments, and wants to grow professionally.

Who you are: You have great oral and written communication skills, a positive attitude, a disposition for managing details, and proficiency in Microsoft Office and database management systems.

What you’ll do: Responsibilities may include writing and editing, website maintenance, PR, database management, photography, videography, administrative support, and media outreach.

Why you should apply: This internship is unpaid, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be rewards for your work. We are happy to provide employment letters or college recommendations. As the Communications Intern, you will learn about how a non-profit organization works on local, national and global levels. You will make a difference in promoting human rights for vulnerable peoples and advocating for Israel, freedom and peace. You will have the opportunity to attend events– this could include participation in fundraising events, community initiatives, and more.

When we need you: Ideally, the position could start as soon as possible, but for the right candidate, we will do our best to coordinate with your schedule. The position is unpaid and 15-25 hours per week. Preference is for availability of at least 6 months-1 year.

Please send cover letters and resumes to Rebecca Keys at keysr@ajc.org.


Program/Event Intern
Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston Office of American Jewish Committee is seeking an intern, whose primary focus will concern advocacy, program and event support. S/he must have strong oral and written communications skills, a capacity to comfortably relate to a wide variety of people, a positive attitude, and a disposition for managing details. In addition, the candidate should demonstrate a capacity for research and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of Web 2.0 is a plus. Additional skill requirements include:

  • Program support
  • Database management
  • Event support
  • Word processing
  • Answering phones
The Boston office is a small office with a large agenda. The successful candidate will be someone who is an energetic self-starter, who knows how to work well on a team, is comfortable in a fast-paced environment, works well under pressure, has the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances, enjoys a challenge and wants to grow professionally.

The position is unpaid and requires a commitment of 15-25 hours per week.

Please send cover letters and resumes to Rebecca Keys at keysr@ajc.org.

 


Department for Antisemitism/ Extremism, Intern
New York, NY

CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE
David Duke, a neo-Nazi and former Ku Klux Klan leader, was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1989 as a Republican. Thereafter he ran for Senator and Governor, and almost won. Beth Rickey, a Republican State Committeewoman, made exposing Duke her mission in life. She followed him to neo-Nazi meetings, found him selling Holocaust-denying materials from his legislative office, and organized a group which helped expose Duke's racist and antisemitic beliefs and activities. She died last year, but left her Duke materials to AJC. The task for a summer intern will be:

- Organize and catalogue these materials
- Write up a description of the collection, and its importance.

The intern will work closely with the director of the division on anti-Semitism and extremism, who will supply the intern with three books to read and some additional material as background to understanding the project.

To apply, please send application form, resume and cover letter to sternk@ajc.org.


Dept of Leadership Development and Individual Giving, Intern
New York, NY

AJC's Department of Individual Giving is seeking an enthusiastic and detail oriented intern to conduct research for the purposes of major gifts fundraising. The Intern will have an opportunity to work with a dynamic, growing department, use research tools and fundraising software and learn about key aspects of donor relations and donor prospecting.

Responsibilities will include hands-on projects and the analysis and development of prospect profiles. The candidate should have good analytic and writing skills and be interested in the field of fundraising.

Programs run by the department can include small dinners with high-level international policy makers, exclusive speaker's events for various giving society members, missions abroad, as well as individual solicitations, grant submissions and planned giving. 

For more information and to apply please contact Amy Althoff at althoffa@ajc.org.


New York Office DRO Intern
New York, NY

New York, NY    Los Angeles, CA    Washington, D.C.   Dallas, TX

AJC is a 105-year-old international Jewish advocacy organization headquartered in New York, NY, with 26 regional offices around the country.  The Department of Regional Offices is seeking an enthusiastic and detail oriented Intern to provide support for the division's ongoing projects and new initiatives. We are seeking college students or recent grads who are passionate about the mission of AJC and inspired to work on projects where public policy advocacy work and communication intersect.
 
The Interns will work closely with the Director of Regional Offices on a variety of policy and communications projects, including strengthening internal communications among the 26 regional offices; identifying best practices around the country; and disseminating models of high-impact initiatives throughout the nation.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Passion for the mission of AJC.
  • Experience working with traditional and new media.
  • Outstanding writing, editing and communication skills.
  • The ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Start date is immediate.  This is an unpaid internship. 

To apply, please send application, resume and cover letter to mishlera@ajc.org.


New York Regional Office Intern
New York, NY 

AJC's NY Regional office is seeking a committed, well-organized and responsible intern (unpaid) to provide support to the NY Regional Office on a range of different initiatives. We are looking for a self-starter with strong communication skills (written and oral) and with a familiarity and comfort level with various computer software systems (database management, website editing, etc.) and social media platforms. Opportunity to receive excellent recommendation letters.

General responsibilities may include:

  • Assist with program planning and implementation
  • Assist with outreach to community partners and organizations, including legislators, diplomats and religious (Jewish and non-Jewish) leaders
  • Assist with management and expansion of communications outreach, especially online and through social media
  • Provide technical assistance with the administration of day to day office operations

To apply please send to Michael Schmidt, New York’s Regional Director, at schmidtm@ajc.org a letter of interest (why you want to work at AJC),  times/dates you are available to work and a resume.


Russian Jewish Affairs, Research Intern
New York, NY

AJC's Division on Russian Jewish Affairs is seeking an enthusiastic, well-organized, and responsible Research Intern to provide support for the Division's ongoing operations, projects, and new initiatives. We are looking for a Russian-speaking undergraduate or graduate student who has an interest in international relations, public affairs, Russian-Jewish communities in the U.S. and abroad, and political science. Recent high school graduates with proven abilities, a mature attitude, and recommendations will also be considered.

Responsibilities include: assistance in recruiting participants and organizing AJC's Russian Leadership Training Program; monitoring national and local English and Russian media and web sites on subjects on anti-Semitism; working on AJC's Russian-American web site; organize research and office documents and materials; assist with research projects and gathering of information for upcoming publications; provide general office and administrative support.

A minimum commitment of 12 hrs/ week for minimum of 10 weeks is required. Start date is immediate. The position is unpaid. We will cover public transportation expenses and lunch.

To apply, please send application form, resume and cover letter to kligers@ajc.org.

 

ACCESS, AJC's New Generations Program
New York, NY

ACCESS, AJC's New Generations Program, is seeking an intern to help promote and develop young leadership within AJC. The intern will be involved in every aspect of the department's work including international relations, intergroup relations, and campus societies. The intern will be responsible for promoting the more effective use of new web technologies, developing and implementing programs and events for members, and conducting research on topics of interest. The intern will also work with the ACCESS team to engage with diplomats and experts, organize national conferences, promote Israel activities on the campuses, and support emerging leadership programs around the country.

The intern will receive high-level mentorship from senior staff members.

We are seeking either part-time or full-time with a minimum commitment of two months during the summer. Ability to attend programs and functions in the evenings and on weekends is a plus.

To apply, please send application form, resume and cover letter to aeders@ajc.org.

 


Green Intern
New York, NY

General Overview:
It is the intention of AJC that its headquarters building located at 165 E. 56th Street, New York, NY 10022, prepare for re-certification of LEED EBOM. LEED is an internationally recognized certification system that measures how well a building performs energy savings, water efficiency, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources. LEED EBOM is a green building certification for operation and maintenance of an existing building. AJC received LEED gold certification in May of 2011 and will need to re-certify in 2016.

In support of this intention, the Facilities Department would like to have an intern to coordinate various projects to save energy through reducing electricity and work towards USGBC LEED EBOM 2012 requirements. The particular tasks and skills are enumerated below.

Description:
The intern will work as part of a team to develop lighting and a lighting control plans that will include project goals, current fixtures and controls and recommendations that comply with LEED EBOM 2012 and city codes. The intern will evaluate products. The person will identify low cost improvements that reduce energy and operating costs of our building. He/She will perform basic analysis, research, collect data, provide records and write descriptions as part of providing documentation. The intern will complete a plug load survey and make recommendations to reduce AJC’s plug load. The final project report will include a description of accomplishments and an analysis of projected cost savings.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in environmental issues
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to conduct research using the Internet
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and knowledge of Photoshop preferred
  • Some science or engineering courses preferred
  • Green Associate certification preferred
This is an unpaid internship, reimbursement for travel expenses is offered.

To Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to lanskyl@ajc.org. Please include in the subject line “Green Intern Applicant.”

Office of the Executive Director Intern
New York, NY

The Office of the Executive Director is the very epicenter of the agency, always buzzing with various projects, visitors, and events.

This position will report directly to the Deputy to the Executive Director and assist her with a multitude of tasks. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Helping with the preparation of overseas diplomatic missions
  • Conducting research on hot-button topics such as the delegitimization of Israel, the threat of a nuclear Iran, and the Middle East Peace Process
  • Editing and drafting correspondence
  • Note-taking at diplomatic and staff meetings
  • Some administrative tasks
This unpaid internship is perfectly suited for a student prepared to devote a minimum of six hours a week to AJC. Full-time interns will be given a small stipend to cover transportation. The intern may earn college credit.

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Passion for the mission of AJC
  • Background in the study of International Relations, the Middle East, and/or Political Science
If interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to Ellisa Sagor at sagore@ajc.org.

 


Human Resources Intern
New York, NY

AJC’s Human Resources Department is seeking an enthusiastic and well organized HR Intern to provide support for the department and its new initiatives.

General Responsibilities include:

  • Research professional development opportunities; rewards and recognition programs; and best practices among other organizations.
  • Assist in recruiting staff; post vacant jobs; and screen resumes
  • Maintain and update attendance records
  • Work on HR database system
  • Perform general administrative duties
Requirements:
  • Interest in the field of Human Resources
  • Good writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Research skills
  • Great organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word and Excel); working knowledge of HR databases is a plus.
  • Pleasant demeanor
  • Respect for confidentiality
Start date is immediate. This is an unpaid internship.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to sharbats@ajc.org.

 


Asia Pacific Institute, Intern
Washington DC

AJC's Asia Pacific Institute (API) is sePlease send your resume and cover letter to lanskyl@ajc.org. Please include in the subject line “Green Intern Applicant.” eking an enthusiastic, well-organized, and responsible Intern to provide support for the Institute's ongoing projects and new initiatives. We are looking for an undergraduate or graduate student who is passionate about the Jewish people and has an interest in international relations, public affairs, political science and/or history. Background in Asian studies and experience in Asia is preferable. Capability in an Asian language, especially Mandarin, is preferable. API covers South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.

The intern will work out of AJC's Washington, DC office as part of the Asia Pacific Institute. He/she will be involved in every aspect of API's work, including helping develop international relations, monitoring events and trends, attending conferences and briefings, conducting special research projects and writing briefing papers. The intern will receive mentorship and work closely with AJC staff to strengthen relations among the U.S., Israel and the nations of Asia Pacific. There may be some involvement with the Jewish communities of Asia Pacific as needed. The intern will also have an opportunity to participate in some other AJC events unrelated to Asia Pacific. Some administrative support will be required.

This internship is unpaid but AJC will cover any business expenses incurred.

To apply, please send application form, resume and cover letter to marcusp@ajc.org.


Office of Government and International Affairs Intern
Washington, DC

AJC's Office of Government and International Affairs (OGIA) is actively engaged in international diplomacy and public policy advocacy, managing relations between AJC and foreign governments, Congress and the Administration, and a range of civic, religious, ethnic and human rights groups in Washington. OGIA oversees AJC's international offices and its various regional institutes, and works to advance Middle East peace, assure Israel's security, contain strategic threats to the US and its allies, enhance cooperation with the Arab world, safeguard human rights, combat anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, and promote democratic values around the world.

OGIA is seeking an enthusiastic and responsible intern to provide support to the research and programmatic division of OGIA. We are looking for an undergraduate or graduate student who has a background in international affairs, Middle East history/politics, political science or a related field. Applicants must have excellent research, writing and editing skills. Attention must have excellent research, writing and editing skills. Attention to detail is critical.

The intern will research and update briefing materials covering political developments in a variety of countries; compile reports on selected international topics; help organize diplomatic and other meetings; and maintain a database of diplomatic contacts.

A minimum commitment of 15 hours/week for at least 15 weeks is required. Start date is immediate. The position is unpaid; business expenses will be covered.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to thomasonj@ajc.org

 


Dept of Regional Offices Internship 
Dallas, Texas

 

AJC is a 105-year-old international Jewish advocacy organization headquartered in New York, NY, with 26 regional offices around the country.  The (National) Department of Regional Offices is seeking an enthusiastic and detail oriented Intern to provide support for the division's ongoing projects and new initiatives. We are seeking a college student or recent grad who is passionate about the mission of AJC and inspired to work on projects that will make a positive impact throughout the nation and around the world.

The Intern will work closely with the Assistant Director of Regional Offices on a variety of policy and communications projects, including strengthening internal communications among the 26 regional offices; identifying best practices around the country; and disseminating models of high-impact initiatives throughout the nation.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Passion for the mission of AJC
  • Experience working with traditional and new media
  • Outstanding writing, editing, and communication skills
  • The ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Start date is immediate.  This is an unpaid internship. 

To apply, please send application, resume and cover letter to kamenk@ajc.org

 

 


PR and Marketing Internship 
Dallas, Texas

 

AJC is a 105-year-old international Jewish advocacy organization headquartered in New York, NY, with 26 regional offices around the country.  The Dallas Regional Offices is seeking an enthusiastic and detail oriented Intern to provide support for the office's ongoing projects and new initiatives.  We are seeking a college student or recent grad who is passionate about the mission of AJC and inspired to work on projects that will make a positive impact throughout North Texas, the nation, and around the world.


The Intern will work closely with the Regional Office Director on a variety of public policy and communications projects, including strengthening internal communications; and supporting the Dallas Regional Office's advocacy initiatives with key politial figures, international diplomats, and members of the media.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing and maintaining a media list
  • Creating communication pieces including
  • Press releases
  • Newsletters
  • Op eds and letters to the editor
  • Assist in developing and executing a social media plan
  • Assist in event coordination
  • Contacting Diplomatic and Political offices to set appointments
  • Various administrative projects

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Passion for the mission of AJC.
  • Experience working with traditional and new media.
  • Outstanding writing, editing and communication skills.
  • The ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Start date is immediate.  This is an unpaid internship. 

To apply, please send application, resume and cover letter to poppa@ajc.org

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