Development InternProgram Intern | Policy Intern

Development Intern

National Council of Jewish Women New York
February 2020

Mission:

National Council of Jewish Women New York (NCJW NY) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW NY strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. For 125 years, NCJW NY has been fostering women’s leadership and addressing the city’s inequities through both direct social services and advocacy for systemic change. NCJW NY directly impacts the lives of 35,000 New Yorkers annually — people from all walks of life, from all racial and religious backgrounds. For more information about NCJW NY and its programs, please visit www.ncjwny.org

Position Summary:

NCJW NY is seeking a summer intern to assist with the Development Department’s operations. The primary focus of this internship is to support NCJW NY’s donor segmentation efforts, which includes analyzing data, and integrating new information into our database. The intern will commit to 10-15 hours per week for two to three months (start and end dates are negotiable)

This is an exciting opportunity for college or graduate student to gain insight into the many different facets of non-profit fundraising and communications, including database management, data analysis, and internal operations. This opportunity is non-paid.

Benefits:

  • Learn how to use and manage our donor database, Donor Perfect, including the generation of reports for data analysis;
  • Gain hands-on experience in fundraising at a small, fast-paced non-profit organization;

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain integrity of donor database (Donor Perfect);
  • Analyze donor data;
  • Process donations, including entering all gifts, and generating and sending donor acknowledgement letters;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development;

Personal Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to NCJW NY’s mission and values;
  • Sound judgement and discretion when handling sensitive information;
  • Interest in a career in the nonprofit sector – particularly in fundraising and/or operations;
  • Willingness and desire to be mentored and learn new skills;

To apply, please submit resume along with a customized cover letter detailing the reason(s) for your interest in the opportunity.

Sarah Waldbott
Director of Development
National Council of Jewish Women New York
Email: swaldbott@ncjwny.org
No phone calls, please.

NCJW NY is an equal opportunity employer.

Program Intern (Part-Time)

National Council of Jewish Women New York
February 2020

Overview:

The National Council of Jewish Women New York (NCJW NY) seeks an organized, motivated and passionate undergraduate or graduate student to support the direct service initiatives of NCJW NY. This position is an excellent opportunity for a student seeking hands-on program and volunteer management experience in a small non-profit.

The Program Intern will have the opportunity to work on a variety of NCJW NY’s vital community programs:

  • The Hunger Program includes a weekly Food Pantry and a twice-weekly Community Kitchen;
  • The Back 2 School Store provides clothing and school supplies to nearly 200 low-income students each August;
  • The Pregnancy Loss Support Program offers comfort and validation to parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death;
  • Council Lifetime Learning engages and empowers the elderly through arts and cultural programming, fostering healthy aging.

Reporting Relationships:

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

Responsibilities Include:

  • Outreach and communication with NCJW NY’s partner agencies.
  • Directly assisting clients, answering questions and facilitating access to our programming.
  • Data entry and data analysis.
  • Assisting with communications and marketing, including mailings, fliers, social media.
  • Various office and clerical tasks, as assigned.

Requirements:

  • High school degree.
  • Relevant previous work or volunteer experience.
  • Skilled in using spreadsheet, database, and word processing software applications.

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 Program Intern will be available to report to NCJW NY for approximately 16 hours a week from mid-May through mid-August. Applicants must be available full-time (9-5) on August 6, 7 and 9 and 10 to help set-up, manage, and break down the annual Back 2 School Store.

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

Naomi Skop Richter
Director of Community Programs
National Council of Jewish Women New York
Email: nsr@ncjwny.org
No phone calls, please.

NCJW NY is an equal opportunity employer.

Policy Intern (Part-Time, unpaid)

National Council of Jewish Women New York
February 2020

Overview:

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 immigration and refugee rights; hunger and nutrition; and reproductive rights and justice, including our 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.

Requirements:

  • 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 18 to 21 hours a week (exact schedule to be determined) from June through August 2020.

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

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.