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:

Regional team Intern

J Street is seeking an intern for its Regional Team in our Washington, DC headquarters. This is an ideal internship for applicants who want to gain knowledge about the non-profit advocacy and political fundraising world in a fast-paced and highly-engaged advocacy organization.

Public Engagement Internship

J Street is seeking an undergraduate or recent graduate to intern in our DC office. For the ideal candidate, the internship can become a summer fellowship, with stipend. This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn about how events and educational programs further J Street’s organizational priorities. In addition to their day-to-day work, interns will have the opportunity to meet with different departments and learn about the organization’s educational, political and policy work. We also encourage interns to participate in J Street U chapters on their campuses.

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.

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.

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 24, 2019. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Programming and Events Internship

J Street is seeking an undergraduate or recent graduate to intern in our DC office. This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn about event planning and better understand J Street’s work. In addition to their day-to-day work, interns will have the opportunity to participate in brown bag lunches with senior J Street staff and other professionals in the field, and give feedback regarding student programming. We also encourage interns to participate in J Street U chapters on their campuses.

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.

Boston

New England Leadership and Development Fellow

The Fellow will be a key partner in executing a plan that grows the organization’s leadership ranks, raises operating and political funds and advances the pro-Israel, pro-peace, diplomacy-first agenda in the American policy and Jewish communal arenas.

Israel

Student Organizer Intern (Israel)

J Street is seeking an undergraduate or recent graduate to intern in our Israel office. The internship is an excellent opportunity to expand on organizing skills and to grow J Street’s reach
to students in Israel.

 

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 31
Duration: June-August

Fall Internships

Application deadline: August 30
Duration: September-December

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.

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