The Israel Action Network (IAN) is a strategic initiative of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), in partnership with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs to counter the assault on Israel’s legitimacy. Israel today faces an intensive and increasingly sophisticated assault on its right to exist as a sovereign democratic Jewish state.The IAN was created to educate, organize and mobilize the Jewish Federations, Jewish Community Relations Councils and allied organizations to develop strategic approaches to countering these assaults and develop innovative efforts to change the conversation about Israel with the ultimate goal of peace and security for two states for two peoples.
The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) represents 146 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice), and Torah (Jewish learning).
This internship position will work closely with all members of IAN staff to assist in daily operations with a focus on content creation, community relations, and research. The intern will be responsible for assisting with various advocacy and capacity-building initiatives.
- Assist in community outreach to monitor updates and aid in planning programs, campaigns and consultations.
- Helping with the production of documents and programs.
- Recruitment and Support for IAN trainings, which focus on combating BDS and anti-Semitism.
- Supporting the team with opposition research in addition to doing research on Israel/BDS news across affected U.S. campuses/Jewish communities.
- Research on both long-term projects and for quick turnaround to support JCRC/Federation Directors when they have urgent needs.
- Organizing IAN resources and providing support on IAN toolkit.
- Updating and upgrading IAN directory.
- Assisting with tasks related to a new IAN Israel teen program training.
- Assist in development of guides, factsheets, and other written materials.
- Participate in meetings with IAN staff and partner organizations.
Please note that the New York office is working remotely for the foreseeable future; therefore, applicants do not need to live in the New York metro area to be considered for the position.
- Self-starter with a positive attitude.
- Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
- Strong organizational and communications skills.
- Professional behavior and ability to work with diverse personalities and work styles.
- Currently enrolled or recently graduated undergraduate or graduate student preferred.
- Able to work at least 15 hours per week.
- Interns earn a stipend.
- Gain experience by participating in meetings, determining priorities, and managing expectations.
- Work in a friendly and collaborative office environment.
- Gain knowledge about how the Jewish Federations promote public policies.
At JFNA we celebrate and welcome people of all identities and backgrounds. Additionally, JFNA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please indicate on your application if you need any accommodations for your interview.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, two brief writing samples (up to four pages in length each), and the contact information for two references.
Qualifications: 0-2 years of experience.