Jewish World Watch

Jewish World Watch is seeking college/grad students for Summer 2013 internships in Policy, Development and Outreach.  Please submit resume, cover letter, writing sample and at least one letter of recommendation with contact info to hr@jww.org Start and end dates are negotiable, though ideally all internships would run from mid-June to mid-August (June 17-August 16).

JWW Policy Internship: 15-20 hours/week

Jewish World Watch is a leader in the fight against genocide, engaging individuals and communities to take action locally to produce powerful results globally.

The JWW Policy Intern works with the JWW Assistant Director on two main projects – completing JWW’s annual Genocide Risk Assessment and organizing in-district advocacy meetings with area Members of Congress. Specifically:

  • Genocide Risk Assessment: JWW analyzes every country for its risk of genocide, based on the presence or degree of seven risk factors. Interns help to put together both the world-wide quantitative analysis and a qualitative assessment of the highest risk countries. Applicants do not need to have prior knowledge of genocide or risk assessment theory; however, experience in political science, statistics, research and analysis is helpful.
  • In-District Advocacy Meetings:  JWW interns help to schedule, recruit constituents for and participate in August in-district lobby days, as well as training JWW constituents to actively participate in advocacy meetings. Duties include working with Congressional offices to schedule meetings, recruiting JWW lay leaders in constituent districts to join meetings, assisting in the development of advocacy training materials, drafting talking points and helping to staff meetings.

By the end of the summer, the Policy Intern will:

  • Understand and explain the major preconditions of genocide, as well as have a broad understanding of which conflicts worldwide are most at risk of escalating into genocide and why;
  • Understand and explain the key advocacy points and policy objectives related to the current conflicts in Sudan and Congo;
  • Set, attend and play an active role in meetings with key Congressional officials and their staffs;
  • Train in, and be able to train others in, advocacy and lobbying skills.

Qualifications:

  • An interest in political science, international affairs and/or conflict resolution/management. Education/major does not have to be directly tied to these issues, but candidates must demonstrate experience in working either in a classroom or on campus with issues of genocide, human rights and/or conflict.
  • Great attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Great communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to identify, gather and compile relevant information from various sources and by various methods.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • At least two years of higher education (junior/senior). Graduate student preferred.

 

JWW Development Internship: 15-20 hours/week

Jewish World Watch is a leader in the fight against genocide, engaging individuals and communities to take action locally to produce powerful results globally.

The Development Intern will work closely with the Director of Development to:

  • Organize requests for funding/applications from JWW partners in Congo and Sudan (calendar concept notes, disbursements and reports)
  • Research online fundraising opportunities (e.g. Global Giving) and crowd sourcing sites (e.g. Crowdrise) and pull together the information needed to post on the sites.
  • Research funding opportunities online and organize grant requests (calendar when the applications are due, status of requests, organize files)
  • Assist with organizing a stewardship program for Board Members and leaders and help organize events.

By the end of the summer, the Development Intern will:

  • Gain an understanding of the Development role in a non-profit organization and Board development.
  • Gain direct experience working with grant-based and donor-based funding.
  • Gain direct experience applying for grants.
  • Gain direct experience allocating grant funding to other organizations.

Qualifications/Required Experience

  • An interest in nonprofit fundraising and in gaining knowledge about the development process.
  • Great attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with expertise in Excel.
  • Ability to identify, gather and compile relevant information from various sources and by various methods.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Previous work or volunteer experience in an office a plus.
  • At least two years of higher education.  Graduate level recommended.

 

JWW Outreach Internship: 15 – 20 hours a week

Jewish World Watch is a leader in the fight against genocide, engaging individuals and communities to take action locally to produce powerful results globally.

The Jewish World Watch (JWW) Outreach Intern will be trained in the history of the issues that JWW is engaged in.  In addition, the JWW Outreach Intern will be trained and be familiar with the various projects and advocacy campaigns with the goal of being an articulate spokesperson for the mission of JWW.  The JWW Outreach Intern will have the opportunity to meet with Jewish Community professionals, lay leaders and community members.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Director of Outreach in the targeting and establishing high profile congregation members to engage in the work of Jewish World Watch at a political level, support level, as well as helping to create a network of potential advocates and supporters within their community.  Setting meetings, assisting in support for those meetings.
  • Working together with the Director of Outreach as well as the Rabbinic Intern to establish a Rabbinic Leadership council.
  • Working to develop and implement Speakers Bureau including research to identify Speaker’s Websites where JWW could list our programming.  Outreach to local organizations to promote Speaker’s Bureau

Qualifications/Required Experience

  • Experience in community or campus organizing.
  • Excellent presentation skills – in person, on the phone, and in writing.
  • Must be comfortable representing the organization and the mission to people at all levels of our partner organizations, from leadership to lay people, and to different age groups.
  • Ability to identify, gather and compile relevant information from various sources and by various methods.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Previous work or volunteer experience in an office a plus.
  • At least two years of higher education.  Graduate work a plus.