HIRING: Fall Intern (12-15 weeks, paid)
The New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA) is a start-up nonprofit organization that is committed to advancing the positions and priorities of the pluralistic and diverse Jewish community in New York through advocacy and education that is grounded in Jewish and democratic values. NYJA is looking to hire a Fall intern to support our advocacy and education work.. Day-to-day tasks will include conducting research, writing internal and public facing documents, and supporting our administrative, programming, and fundraising efforts.
Who you are: A college student, recent graduate, or graduate student with a strong interest in and knowledge about politics and policy in the American Jewish community. You should have strong digital communication skills and an independent work ethic. The ideal candidate will also be knowledgeable about the domestic political landscape, especially at the state and local level, and possess an interest in and understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The primary responsibilities of the intern will be to assist with the execution of NYJA’s advocacy and programming activities, carry out research projects, and provide administrative support to the staff as needed. As NYJA is a small start-up non-profit, the candidate must be willing to lend a hand in all aspects of the organization’s work where possible. The successful applicant also will have strong organizational and communication skills, excellent writing skills, will be self-motivated, and capable of working independently. The exact timing of the internship is flexible, but interns will be expected to work an average of 25 hours per week for the duration of the internship.
This position will be based remotely, although if the candidate is located in the New York metro area, they will be invited to attend meetings in New York City as conditions allow. Individuals who describe themselves as political junkies, follow the news everyday, maintain an interest in Jewish community advocacy on a range of issues, and believe in the importance of a strong liberal Jewish voice in New York and in Jewish communal discourse are encouraged to apply.
Who we are: NYJA is a 501(c)(3) organization that unites New York Jewish leaders of all denominations, generations, and cultural backgrounds in order to advocate on social justice issues in New York City and State, combat antisemitism, and support a democratic Israel. Our President, Matt Nosanchuk, served as President Obama’s liaison to the Jewish community, and our list of co-founders and board members includes prominent rabbis, politicians, and community leaders such as Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Rabbi Rachel Timoner, and New York City Councilman Brad Lander.
NYJA grounds its positions on five core Jewish values: Dignity, Equality, Justice, Responsibility, and Unity. These values motivate us to advocate on behalf of the most vulnerable members of our society, including immigrants and those without permanent housing, and to speak out against systemic racism. We combat antisemitism, along with all other divisive systems of oppression, including homophobia, transphobia, sexism, and Islamophobia. We support a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that recognizes the right to self-determination for both the Jewish and Palestinianian peoples and the essential human rights of all the land’s inhabitants. You can read more about our values, positions, and recent initiatives on our website.
Hours Compensation: Interns will be paid $15/hour, and you can receive internship credits depending on the policies at your university.
Location: For an intern located in the New York City area, there is the opportunity to work both remotely and in-person at NYJA’s office on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. For an intern located outside New York City, the internship can be entirely remote.
To Apply: The position will remain open until filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions: Please send any additional inquiries regarding this position to email@example.com.
NYJA encourages applications from women, Jews of color, individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities and of all abilities. In accordance with state and federal law, NYJA will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment because of race, ethnicity, ability, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected categories.