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.


• The position is open to students and graduates in international relations, politics, communications or related subjects.
• 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 another UN official language is an asset.
• Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, independent thinking and initiative are essential.

Terms and conditions:

• The internship positions are unpaid. Students should check with their academic institution if they are able to gain academic credit for their internship with the World Jewish Congress.
• Interns are asked to commit for a minimum period of 2-3 months on a full-time or part-time basis. Time commitments vary depending on the internship position and are negotiable.
• Flexible starting date


International Relations: The intern will work closely with the Director of International Relations and the Director of Diplomacy and International Institutions. He/She will assist in the day-to-day work, inter alia, preparation for diplomatic meetings, conferences, events, preparation of policy papers and reports. 

Campus Affairs: The intern will work directly with the WJC Campus Affairs Manager. They will assist in the planning of various WJC-led initiatives for university students including, but not limited to: the Ronald S. Lauder Fellowship, the Campus Pitch Competition, and the Start-Up Nation Mentorship. The intern will be responsible for coordinating and planning project logistics, creating marketing material, outreach to peer organizations and students, and more.  

Communications: The intern will work with the WJC Communications Team. They will assist in managing various WJC campaigns including, but not limited to, collecting data, executing outreach, and creating content for social media and public relations use, such as posts, news articles, and press releases, and other materials for WJC publications. They will be responsible for collating the weekly newsletter. Additionally, the intern will create content for the WJC Digital Ambassador Club and other WJC websites including articles, infographics, and videos.

WJC Geneva Office: The intern will work closely with the UN Geneva Representative. He/She will assist in the day-to-day work, inter alia, coverage of UN Human Rights Council sessions and other related events, preparation for diplomatic meetings, conferences, drafting of policy papers and reports.

Development: The intern will be supervised by the Director of Development and work closely with all Development Department staff. He/she will assist in the day-to-day work, to include research on potential donors, honorees and foundations; input to enhance direct mail, online, social media, major donor, and planned giving campaigns; plan and execute fundraising events, special projects and activities; attend WJC meetings and programs; assist with data entry into Raiser’s Edge (donor database); assist with donor engagement and cultivation.

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