Internship posted by: American Jewish Committee
Posted on: August 20, 2013
Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. In addition to its New York headquarters and Office of Government & International Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has regional offices and affiliates across the U.S. and overseas in addition to a multitude of global partnerships.Among Jewish organizations, AJC is the preeminent leader in the global arena. With a presence in Belgium, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Brazil and Switzerland, AJC's network of relationships with, and access to, key decision makers and thought leaders on every continent is unmatched. AJC is recognized by foreign leaders, the Israeli and U.S. governments as an effective and trusted interlocutor for Jewish issues, human rights and advocacy for democratic values. Today, AJC proactively tackles the greatest concerns of Jewish communities around the globe.
Office of Government and International Affairs (OGIA) is actively engaged in international diplomacy and public policy advocacy, managing relations between AJC and foreign governments, Congress and the Administration, as well as interacting with a range of civic, religious, ethnic and human rights groups in Washington, DC. Within its National and Legislative Affairs Department, AJC advocates on behalf of the American Jewish community on issues such as promoting the U.S.-Israel relationship, thwarting Iran's drive for nuclear capability, advocating for immigration reform, and reducing American dependence on foreign energy sources.
AJC is seeking a fellow to provide support to the National and Legislative Affairs staff. We are looking for a recent grad or graduate student with a background in congressional affairs, foreign relations, immigration, environmental or energy policy, political science and/or a related field. Applicants must have excellent research, writing and editing skills. Attention to detail is critical.
Responsibilities include tracking legislation, composing letters to Members of Congress on AJC policy concerns, writing policy memos, attending meetings on Capitol Hill to promote AJC priorities, and participating in advocacy planning sessions with coalition partners from diverse religious, ethnic and public-policy organizations. Policy research may focus on immigration, energy and the environment, international human rights, and foreign affairs.
A minimum commitment of 20 hours/week for at least 18 weeks is required. A $3,000 stipend will be provided. Start date is as soon as possible.
Please send a resume, cover letter and a 1-2 page writing sample to email@example.com.