Development Intern




District of Columbia
United States



J Street is seeking an intern for its development department in our Washington, DC headquarters. This is an ideal internship for applicants who want to gain knowledge about the non-profit and political fundraising world in a fast-paced and highly-engaged advocacy organization. The J Street development department raises the operational budget of J Street and the J Street Education Fund ($8 million per year) as well as the political campaign contributions to congressional candidates through JStreetPAC (over $3.6 million in the 2016 election cycle). Working with the development team allows interns to touch on every aspect of J Street’s work from the communal to the political while learning valuable, transferrable skills in research, database management, and donor relations.

A good applicant should have:

•     Undergraduate or recent graduate standing

•     Excellent written and oral communication skills

•     An ability to work independently and stay well organized

•     Commitment to J Street’s mission

•     An ability to multi-task and be detail-oriented

•     Database experience is preferred but not required

•     Experience doing research is preferred but not required

•     Knowledge of Jewish communal politics is preferring but not required

•     Knowledge of the politics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the region is preferred but not required

Examples of responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•     Managing a long-term development project relevant to the intern’s interest

·     Researching prospective donors

•     Helping the Development Assistant with small-dollar fundraising strategy and analysis

·     of J Street’s direct mail program;

·     Assisting with donor relations via email and over the phone

•     Assisting the Development operations staff on administrative and clerical tasks

·     Providing assistance with other tasks as needed

Compensation and Time Commitment

This is an unpaid full or part-time internship. Applicants are considered on a rolling basis.

Please indicate your availability in your cover letter.


This is an unpaid full or part-time internship.

How To Apply

To apply, send a resume an cover letter to Please indicate your availability and which internship you're applying for in the subject line.