Midwest Fellow

Chicago, Illinois, United States · Regional


Position Title: Midwest Fellow

Reports to: Midwest Regional Director

Location: Chicago, IL

Internship duration: August - December, 2019


J Street is seeking an undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate as a fellow in our Chicago office for the fall of 2019. This fellowship is an excellent opportunity to better understand and get involved in J Street’s work.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn development skills and political organizing as

well as to deepen one’s knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This position is ideal for applicants interested in community organizing, non-profit development, or political advocacy.

Responsibilities May Include:

• Researching potential new supporters

• Making phone calls to supporters

• Updating and managing supporter databases

• Assisting with outreach to potential new supporters

• Taking notes at meetings with potential new supporters

• Writing acknowledgments, follow-up letters, and other business communications

• 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:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Excellent organizational skills

• Pays attention to detail

• Knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a plus

• Proficiency in Microsoft suite especially Excel; experience with database management a



Compensation and Time Commitment

This is a paid part-time fellowship. Applicants are considered on a rolling

basis. Please indicate in your cover letter what days and hours you are available.

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