Summer 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.


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


Desired Skills and Experience:

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

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

Please indicate your availability in your cover letter.

To Apply

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