Development Fellow





Hours per week

Flexible hours




District of Columbia
United States



J Street is seeking a fellow for its development department in our Washington, DC

Headquarters to help with its fundraising campaigns. This is an ideal fellowship 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).

Desired Skills and Characteristics

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


Examples of responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·     Assisting with donor relations via email and over the phone

•     Assisting the Development operations staff with gift processing and producing donor acknowledgements

·     Providing assistance with other tasks as needed

More about J Street

J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans working for the future of Israel as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. The organization believes that preserving Israel’s Jewish and democratic character depends on achieving a two-state solution, resulting in a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security.

Launched in 2008 with four staff and a limited budget, J Street is now a $9 million organization with a national staff of more than 60. The organization is headquartered in Washington, DC, employing staff in 8 cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Denver and Tel Aviv.

J Street focuses its work in three main areas: (1) Advocating and demonstrating support for pro-Israel, pro-peace policies in Congress, the media and the Jewish community; (2) Endorsing and raising money for federal candidates who share J Street’s agenda; and (3) Educating the public and raising awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the two-state solution.

Compensation and Time Commitment

This is a paid fellowship ($12/hour) with flexible hours for late March-early May 2018.

To Apply

To apply, please email with your cover letter, resume and three references, with “Development Fellow” in the subject line.

J Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

To apply, please email with your cover letter, resume and three references, with “Development Fellow” in the subject line.