Policy Intern

National Council of Jewish Women New York

Part-time, Unpaid


National Council of Jewish Women New York (NCJW NY) seeks an organized, motivated and passionate undergraduate or graduate student to support our political advocacy work. NCJW NY has a long and rich history of speaking out to educate the public on vital issues and influence legislators to implement progressive policies. Since its founding in 1894, NCJW NY has provided a voice for the voiceless and worked to address economic and social inequality. NCJW NY has been a leading voice in the fight against sex trafficking, child labor, sweatshops, and domestic violence. Currently, NCJW NY’s advocacy work focuses on combating sex trafficking; immigration and refugee rights; hunger and nutrition; and reproductive rights and justice, including our newest initiative, Pro-Truth, to fight the dangerous and deceptive tactics of fake women’s health clinics, also known as “crisis pregnancy centers,” (CPC’s) here in New York City. Interns will have a chance to work on all of these projects.

This position is an excellent opportunity for a student seeking hands-on program, policy, communications and volunteer coordination experience in a small non-profit.

Reporting Relationships:

The Policy Intern reports to the Director of Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement and works in partnership with a diverse group of volunteers.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting in the writing and editing of advocacy materials.
  • Researching fake clinic locations in NYC, and keeping our database of CPC’s updated.
  • Tracking and compiling data on our Pro-Truth campaign’s outcomes, including educating at-risk individuals about CPC’s and engaging advocates to take action on this issue.
  • Reaching out to community based organizations to partner in educational opportunities.
  • Helping to organize events to promote our advocacy work.
  • Reaching out to local politicians to garner support for advocacy work.
  • Social Media posting and monitoring.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • High school degree.
  • Relevant previous work or volunteer experience.
  • Skilled in managing large spreadsheets with Excel.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Social media literacy.

Additional Characteristics and Skills:

  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to interact comfortably with a broad range of professionals, volunteers and stakeholders, including high level donors and Board members.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently.
  • Commitment to the mission of NCJW NY.

The Policy Intern will be available to report to NCJW NY for 8-10 hours a week (exact schedule to be determined) from September through December 2018.

To apply, please submit a resume along with a customized cover letter detailing your qualifications for this specific position and the reason(s) for your interest in the opportunity to:

Aviva Zadoff, Director of Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement, National Council of Jewish Women New York

Email: azadoff@ncjwny.org

No phone calls, please. NCJW NY is an equal opportunity employer.