Policy Intern
National Council of Jewish Women New York
Part-time, unpaid, remote

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 Economic and Reproductive Justice for Women, 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.
  • Social Media posting and monitoring.
  • 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.
  • 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 2021.

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.