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The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

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Government Relations & Advocacy Intern/Fellow – Fall & Spring 2021

Legal Fellow, Government Relations & Advocacy – Spring 2021 


Government Relations & Advocacy Intern/Fellow – Fall & Spring 2021

For over a century, the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has been at the forefront of social change, championing the needs of women, children, and families while taking a progressive stance on such issues as reproductive rights and justice, civic engagement, the federal courts, and civil rights. NCJW’s Government Relations and Advocacy Department is pleased to offer internships for academic credit to rising college juniors and seniors as well as graduate students. This is a great opportunity to learn first-hand about advocacy and the legislative process. Applicants should possess a commitment to progressive change, racial justice, and working in a diverse environment. Please note that this internship/fellowship will be entirely remote and that applicants from across the country are encouraged to apply.

Opportunities & Responsibilities: 

  • Learn about public policy and the legislative process by assisting staff and attending legislative hearings, briefings, national coalition meetings, rallies, and press conferences.
  • Assist with issue portfolios, such as reproductive rights, immigration, health care, economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, and the federal courts.
  • Draft and edit advocacy materials, including points, regulatory comments, letters, op-eds, policy updates, etc.
  • Plan and execute Intern Advocacy Day, meeting with congressional staff to discuss NCJW priority issues.
  • Gain an understanding of NCJW and what it’s like to work for a non-profit, volunteer-led organization.

 Qualifications: Strong writing and communication skills, ability to learn quickly, and a commitment to social justice issues. No previous professional experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and get involved. Two years of higher education or commensurate experience strongly preferred.

Hours: Flexible, part-time (minimum of 2 days per week) or full-time. Positions available by semester; must commit to the entire academic semester or term (September through December or January through May).

To apply: Please email a cover letter that includes your availability for the internship, as well as a resume, short writing sample (3-5 pages max), and 2-3 references. Please title each using the following format: Your Name_Document Type (for example, Shannon Russell_Resume).

Contact: Shannon Russell, Legislative Counsel, by email (srussell@ncjw.org).

Applications considered on a rolling basis.

 

NCJW is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQ individuals, people of color, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


For over a century, the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has been at the forefront of social change, championing the needs of women, children, and families while taking a progressive stance on such issues as reproductive health, rights, and justice; the federal courts; and civil rights. NCJW’s Government Relations and Advocacy Department is pleased to offer fellowships for academic credit to second- and third-year law students. Fellows will be supervised by an attorney licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.

In addition to the opportunities and responsibilities described below, the Legal Fellow’s work will focus on BenchMark: NCJW’s Judicial Nominations Campaign, a leading voice in the progressive community’s fight to ensure a fair and independent judiciary with an unwavering commitment to constitutional rights. This work would include following judicial nominees, crafting position statements, updating website resources, and drafting letters to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Applicants should possess a commitment to progressive change, racial justice, and working in a diverse environment. Please note that this fellowship will be entirely remote and that applicants from across the country are encouraged to apply.

Opportunities & Responsibilities: 

  • Learn about public policy and the legislative process by assisting staff and attending legislative hearings, briefings, national coalition meetings, rallies, and press conferences.
  • Assist with issue portfolios, such as the federal courts, reproductive rights, immigration, health care, economic justice, civil rights, and religious liberty.
  • Draft and edit advocacy materials, including talking points, regulatory comments, letters, op-eds, policy updates, etc.
  • Plan and execute Intern Advocacy Day, meeting with congressional staff to discuss NCJW priority issues.
  • Gain an understanding of NCJW and what it’s like to work for a non-profit, volunteer-led organization.

Qualifications: Strong writing and communication skills, ability to learn quickly, and a commitment to social justice issues. Must have completed at least one year of law school.

Hours: Flexible, part-time (minimum 2 days per week) or full-time. Must commit to the entire academic semester or term (January through May).

To apply: Please email a cover letter that includes your availability for the internship, as well as a resume, short writing sample (3-5 pages max), and 2-3 references. Please title each using the following format: Your Name_Document Type (for example, Shannon Russell_Resume).

Contact: Shannon Russell, Legislative Counsel, by email (srussell@ncjw.org).

Applications considered on a rolling basis.

NCJW is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQ individuals, people of color, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.