The World Jewish Congress (WJC) is the only international organization that represents over 100 Jewish communities and organizations around the world. It advocates on their behalf toward governments, parliaments, international organizations and other faiths. The WJC represents the plurality of the Jewish people and is politically non-partisan. There are three internship opportunities available in the New York office and one in the Geneva office.

Key functions:
  • Reports to WJC Directors of Communications
  • Works with Communications Team to commission, draft, edit a range of content for the WJC website and social media platforms, with an eye on journalistic and investigative news pieces, analyses, and human-interest stories.
  • Works with the Communications Team to initiate and implement digitally-oriented campaigns, in close collaboration with WJC’s affiliated communities and partner organizations.
  • Assists in managing the daily operations of the WJC website, including both written and visual content, and overseeing collation and distribution of WJC newsletters.
  • Assists in drafting public relations materials, including press releases, statements, analyses, and comprehensive publications.
  • Monitors current events and discussion of issues pertaining to international diplomacy and the Jewish world.
  • Collaborates with staff to promote the organization’s activities, initiatives, and accomplishments.

Qualifications:
  • The position is open to graduates in international relations, politics, and diplomacy, liberal arts, communications, or related subjects, with a B.A. degree or higher, and at least two years of work experience in journalism or digital content creation.
  • The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to human rights/international issues as well as a commitment and understanding of Jewish Diaspora interests. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English are required. Knowledge of Hebrew and/or another language is an asset. 
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, independent thinking and initiative are essential.
 
Terms and conditions:
  • Salary based on experience and market rate.
  • Flexible starting date: October-November 2019
  • Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further.
  • The World Jewish Congress is an equal opportunities employer.
  • This position is based in New York City. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.


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