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. For Summer 2019, 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 with the Senior Manager, International Affairs. He/She will assist in the day-to-day work, inter alia, preparation for diplomatic meetings, conferences, events, preparation of policy papers and reports, and work on issues related to human rights, international law, and the United Nations.

Digital Advocacy Unit: The intern will work closely with the WJC Digital Advocacy Unit. He/She will assist in managing various WJC campaigns by collecting data, performing outreach and creating social media content. Additionally, the intern will create content for the WJC Digital Ambassador Club, including articles, infographics, and videos.

Communications: The intern will work closely with the Director of Public Relations. He/She will assist in drafting statements and op-eds, conducting research, monitoring news cycles, performing analytics, and managing the website.

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.

Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further.

The World Jewish Congress is an equal opportunities employer.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States or Switzerland.

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