Young Leadership Fellow
Position Title: Young Leadership Fellow
Reports to: National Director of Young Leadership
Location: Washington DC
Internship duration: September 2019 - January 2020 (with an option to extend)
J Street is seeking an undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate as a fellow in our Washington, DC office for the fall of 2019 and Winter of 2020. The fellow will work with the Director of Young Leadership to implement J Street’s Young Leadership Advocacy Corps, designed to engage young adults from 22-35 in J Street’s work and to provide them a political home on Israel/Palestine.
This fellowship is an excellent opportunity to better understand and get involved in J Street’s work, to learn organizing skills and political and legislative strategies, and to deepen one’s knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
This position is ideal for applicants interested in programming, community organizing and/or political advocacy.
Responsibilities May Include:
- Researching and reaching out to potential participants
- Making phone calls to and having one-on-one conversations with potential participants
- Updating and managing Young Leadership databases
- Making confirmation calls
- Enlisting Young Leadership volunteers for outreach to potential participants
- Assisting with outreach to potential new supporters
- Assisting Young Leadership Director with program design
- Preparing program materials
- Outreach to and communication with program presenters
- Other tasks as needed
More about J Street
J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans working for the future of Israel as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. The organization believes that preserving Israel’s Jewish and democratic character depends on achieving a two-state solution, resulting in a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security.
Launched in 2008 with four staff and a limited budget, J Street is now a $10 million organization with a national staff of more than 60. The organization is headquartered in Washington, DC, employing staff in 8 cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Denver and Tel Aviv.
J Street focuses its work in three main areas: (1) Advocating and demonstrating support for pro-Israel, pro-peace policies in Congress, the media and the Jewish community; (2) Endorsing and raising money for federal candidates who share J Street’s agenda; and (3) Educating the public and raising awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the two-state solution.
Desired Skills and Experience
- Curiosity about people
- High level of comfort talking to new people
- Ability to find common interest with folks around J Street’s work
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Pays attention to detail
- Self-motivated; able to take initiative
- Knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a plus
- Some experience doing community outreach and engagement
- Some program management experience
Compensation and Time Commitment
This is a paid part-time position. Hours can range from 10-15 weekly hours at $15 per hour. Applicants are considered on a rolling basis. Please indicate in your cover letter your days and hours of availability.