The American Jewish Congress has, for over a century, worked to promote Jewish rights in America and strengthen the ties between the US and Israel. As part of our response to COVID-19 we invite interested college and graduate students to apply to join us for a new fully online internship.

Over a three-month internship, students will engage in high impact and meaningful work while gaining valuable skills and experience. Interns will meet regularly with American Jewish Congress staff and leadership and will receive feedback on their work. Following the three months, interns will be able to apply to extend their time into a Senior Internship, taking on additional responsibility.

Fall 2020 Internships

In the lead up to the November elections our interns will join the team driving our Jewish Guide to US Politics (http://jewishpoliticalguide.com/) and will help to research, develop and promote a better understanding of the positions of the Presidential and Senate candidates on the issues that matter to the Jewish and pro-Israel community.

Interns will gain skills in political research, writing, online content development, advanced use of social media, public policy work and digital campaigning and digital advocacy. As part of working with the American Jewish Congress, all interns will also receive training in recognising and responding to online antisemitism.

Who should apply

The program is designed for college and graduate students, though recent graduates may also apply.

We are looking for students / graduates in the following fields of study: political science, journalism, communications, international relations, law, criminology, advocacy and related fields of study. College students should have completed at least 1 full year of study prior to apply.

We particularly welcome applications from students and recent graduates with any of the following:

  • A background in a policy areas of particular relevance to the Jewish and Pro-Israel community
  • Prior experience interning or working with elected officials, political parties or electoral campaigns
  • Journalism or other media experience (including student media) in relation to politics and Jewish or Israel affairs

All applicants must be committed to promoting Jewish rights in America and strengthening the ties between the United States and Israel. The American Jewish Congress has defended Jewish rights for over 100 years through public policy, advocacy, legislation, and the courts and our internships continue this tradition and invite a new cohort of students to join this legacy. Applicants must be committed to meeting this challenge.

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