Internships

J Street internships are a great opportunity to get extensive experience and learn valuable skills while contributing to a cause you believe in. J Street interns get involved on the front lines of the organization and are an important part of everything that we do.

Please email intern@jstreet.org with any questions. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Scroll down to view all of our internship opportunities and the method of application. If you’re involved with J Street U, please make sure to let us know in your cover note.

Available Internships

 

Washington, DC:

Education Fund Internship

This position is a great opportunity to enhance J Street’s educational offerings while honing your organizational skills. The JSEF intern will help produce resources such as our book, film and speaker lists and provide key logistical support for major events including our national conference, leadership training institutes and speaker tours.

Communications and New Media Internship

This position is well suited to those interested in strategic political communications, including traditional and new media outreach. This position is writing and research intensive. The ideal candidate will be articulate, politically savvy and detail-oriented.

Development Internship

This position will involve and assisting the Development operations staff with planning local DC events, with small-dollar fundraising strategy and analysis via J Street’s direct mail program, and with assorted administrative and clerical tasks and projects.

Political Internship

This position will involve assisting the DC Political Department staff on assorted administrative, clerical, research and programmatic tasks and projects.

Government Affairs Internship

This position will involve assisting the Government Affairs staff on assorted administrative, clerical, research and programmatic tasks and projects. Many of these duties will be in support of staff’s lobbying activities on Capitol Hill.

Field Program Internship

This position will involve participating in a range of activities to support our grassroots and field organizing nationwide. This position is ideal for applicants interested to gain experience in community organizing, data management, non-profit development, communications and political advocacy, as well as knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Congressional Internship Program

Each summer, J Street places a select group of college students in Capitol Hill internships to experience the legislative side of advocacy work. Students chosen for the J Street U Congressional Internship Program are interns in the offices of Members of Congress, learning about the inner workings of the House of Representatives and Senate. In their free time, Congressional Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of educational programs through the J Street Education Fund and other organizations and meet in-person for special seminar programming with J Street staff. For more information please see the Frequently Asked Questions. All applications are due no later than February 28, 2017. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Boston

New England Region Internship

This position is ideal for applicants interested in community organizing, non-profit development, or political advocacy, and will especially involve supporter cultivation and outreach.

Development/Fundraising Internship

J Street is seeking interns for the development/fundraising in our New England regional office. This is an ideal internship for applicants who want to gain knowledge about the non-profit and political fundraising world at a fast-paced and highly-engaged advocacy organization.

Chicago

Field and Political Internship

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to assisting staff on assorted administrative, clerical, research and programmatic tasks and projects. The Chicago intern will especially have duties related to supporter outreach in Chicago.

New York City

New York Region Internship

This position is ideal for applicants interested in community organizing, non-profit development, or political advocacy, and will especially involve supporter cultivation and outreach.

J Street U Internship

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to assisting national staff on assorted administrative, clerical, research and programmatic tasks and projects and assistance with executing public events. The J Street U intern will especially have duties related to student programming.

Development/Fundraising Internship

J Street is seeking interns for the development/fundraising in our New York City regional office. This is an ideal internship for applicants who want to gain knowledge about the non-profit and political fundraising world at a fast-paced and highly-engaged advocacy organization.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia Internship

This position is ideal for applicants interested in community organizing, non-profit development, or political advocacy, and will especially involve supporter cultivation and outreach.

San Francisco

Field and Political Internship

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to assisting national staff on assorted administrative, clerical, research and programmatic tasks and projects. The Northern California Intern will especially have duties related to supporter outreach in the Bay Area.

Southern California

Outreach and Advocacy Internship

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to assisting staff on assorted administrative, clerical, research and programmatic tasks and projects. The LA intern will especially have duties related to supporter outreach in LA.

How to Apply

Eligibility: All undergraduate and masters-level students as well as recent graduates are eligible to apply.

Instructions: Please send completed application materials to the Intern Coordinator via email at intern@jstreet.org. Please put the name of the internship you are applying for in the subject line of the email. General applications will not be accepted. If you are interested in applying for more than one internship, please send in separate emails for each position.

  1. Cover letter and resume (make sure to indicate in your cover letter which internship you are applying for and the days and hours you are available)
  2. Two or three references (please provide both the phone and email contact information and please include a Professor or other individual familiar with your work)
  3. College or university transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  4. Optional: Writing sample (approximately 3 pages)

Key dates*

Summer internships

Application deadline: March 15
Duration: June-August

Fall Internships

Application deadline: August 30
Duration: January-March

Winter Internships

Application deadline: November 15
Duration: January-March

Spring Internships

Application deadline: December 15
Duration: January-May

*Intern selection is conducted on a rolling basis and applications may be accepted after the deadline. We are generally able to make accommodations for internships of different lengths.