The JCRC hires college and graduate students interested in serving as Interns in the Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer terms.
Interns support work within the JCRC's 4 main pillars of government relations, Israel advocacy, intergroup relations, and have the opportunity to participate in exciting and meaningful projects that provide a unique lens through which to view our dynamic organization in action. JCRC Interns are involved in all aspects of our programs including legislative activities, research, event planning and publicity and policy development.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Julie Greenwald.
Interns will be mentored by a staff member at the JCRC, and will have significant opportunities to interact with the entire staff.
Responsibilities may include:
• Research/monitor upcoming legislation pertinent to our mission
• Observe County Council sessions and monitor key discussions and legislation
• Assist in planning and staffing Advocacy Days
• Planning special community briefings and meetings with elected officials
• Programming assistance on local, state, federal government and/or Israel-related projects
• Work on Israel Advocacy Trainings
• Involvement in interfaith organizations and programs
• Research and preparation of periodic social justice newsletter, including possible interviewing of community agencies and institutions
• Liaise with local synagogues and institutions about their Israel and/or social justice/inter-group programming
• Work with interfaith organizations with regard to government relations and advocacy
• Internet research
• Other projects as necessary
Successful candidates for JCRC interns must demonstrate the following:
• Dedication to the values of the Jewish community and Israel advocacy
• Awareness and consideration of the concerns and sensitivities of diverse religious and ethnic communities
• Superb written and oral communication skills
• Strong computer capabilities including MS Office Suite
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task
• Strong organization skills with attention to detail
• Self-motivation to take on projects and complete tasks
• Accepts responsibility willingly
1. The intern will receive Montgomery County, Maryland minimum wage.
2. The intern will be expected to work 15-20 hours a week; days and hours are flexible.
3. Preference will be given to students in Master’s degree programs and undergraduate seniors/juniors.
4. Unpaid internships may be available to outstanding high school juniors and seniors. High school students may receive Student Service Learning Hours for their time.
Once your resume and letter of interest have been received and reviewed, we will contact you regarding a potential interview.
"I found the site visits really beneficial – they showed me just how important each agency is to the Washington Jewish community, and vice versa. It was great to learn about the different services each agency provides for a different group in the community, and how all the agencies work in partnership to improve the Washington Jewish community."
Intern, Israel Advocacy Center
“I loved that I had the opportunity to meet with leaders from various organizations including Operation Understanding and the Roots Project. Together, we formed lasting connections and developed strategies to improve our community. During those meetings, I was able to share my opinions and ideas. It was a great experience.”
Intern, Intergroup Relations
"It is rare to wake up feeling excited to go to work, but JCRC’s staff made me feel welcome from day one. I felt as if I were truly part of the team and loved seeing my research transform into resource guides,one-pagers, etc. We were also offered something very unique to the JCRC internship experiences: site visits. I enjoyed getting a nice “break” from my typical daily activities while still learning the direct impact JCRC has on the surrounding community."
Intern, Maryland Government and Community Relations
"Going on these site visits was very interesting, because it gave me the opportunity to see the other amazing work being done in the Jewish community and allowed me to see how intertwined all of the organizations really are. The different organizations have unique goals and objectives, but come together to benefit the community as a whole."
Intern, Virginia Government and Community Relations