Young Leadership Fellow

Washington, District of Columbia, United States · J Street U

Description

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)


Position

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:

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.

Requirements

Desired Skills and Experience

Benefits

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.

Apply for this job