Political Internship

Hours per week

Full or part time




District of Columbia
United States


J Street is seeking an undergraduate student or recent graduate to intern in our DC office. This internship is an excellent opportunity to be involved with J Street’s work in Washington and around the country, work closely with J Street staff and gain valuable work experience in Washington. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in brown bag lunches with senior J Street staff and policy experts, give feedback regarding student programming, and plan intern events. It is also encouraged that interns participate in J Street U chapters on their campuses.

Applicants should have: • Excellent writing and oral communication skills • An ability to work independently and stay well organized • Commitment to J Street’s mission • Database experience • Experience working in political fundraising, campaigns and research strongly preferred • Knowledge of the politics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the region strongly preferred

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to assisting the Development Department staff on assorted administrative, clerical, research and programmatic tasks and projects.

Compensation and Time Commitment:

This is an unpaid full or part-time internship. Applicants are considered on a rolling basis. Please indicate in your cover letter what days and hours you are available. Application materials should be sent to intern@jstreet.org.


J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans. The organization gives political voice to mainstream American Jews and other supporters of Israel who, informed by their progressive and Jewish values, believe that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is essential to Israel’s survival as the national home of the Jewish people and as a vibrant democracy. J Street’s mission is two-fold: first, to advocate for urgent American diplomatic leadership to achieve a two-state solution and a broader regional, comprehensive peace and, second, to ensure a broad debate on Israel and the Middle East in national politics and the American Jewish community.

J Street represents Americans, primarily but not exclusively Jewish, who support Israel and its desire for security as the Jewish homeland, as well as the right of the Palestinians to a sovereign state of their own – two states living side-by-side in peace and security. We believe ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is in the best interests of Israel, the United States, the Palestinians, and the region as a whole. 

The J Street family of organizations includes J Street – a 501(c)(4) non-profit which is responsible for lobbying and advocacy; JStreetPAC – a federal political action committee that endorses and raises money for federal candidates who support active American leadership to bring peace and security to Israel and the Middle East; and the J Street Education Fund – a 501(c)(3) that aims to educate communities about the need for a twostate solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and promote open, dynamic and spirited conversation about how to best advance the interests and future of a democratic, Jewish Israel. J Street Local, J Street’s national field program and J Street U, J Street’s campus movement are programs of the J Street Education Fund. 

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to intern@jstreet.org. 

How To Apply



Please submit a resume and cover letter to intern@jstreet.org with "Political Internship" in the subject line.