Israel Advocacy Internships
Function: Support organization’s advocacy and communications efforts related to Israel and the occupied territories
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights is an organization of rabbis from all streams of Judaism that acts on the Jewish imperative to respect and protect the human rights of all people. Grounded in Torah and our Jewish historical experience and guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we advocate for human rights in Israel and North America. T’ruah continues the historic work of Rabbis for Human Rights-North America, which was founded in 2002 and renamed T’ruah in January 2013.
General Position Summary:
Interns are responsible for supporting T'ruah's advocacy work related to our Justice in Jerusalem Campaign, Bedouin Rights Campaign, and Crisis Response about African Asylum Seekers in Israel. Interns may also support T'ruah's online communications activities.
Essential Internship Functions:
- Interns will help create and test market new advocacy content for T'ruah.
- Interns will write other content for T'ruah's website.
- Other duties as assigned.
Eight hours per week minimum. Length of internship and hours are flexible. Spring and summer internships are available.
This is an unpaid internship opportunity for college credit (if applicable).
Knowledge and Experience:
- BA/S or equivalent (or working towards a college degree) in communications, religion, Judaism, Middle East Studies, political science, international relations, human rights, journalism, sociology, education or a related field required. Masters or rabbinical students are welcome to apply as well.
- Professional, volunteer or activist experience addressing human rights or social justice issues.
- Familiarity with Judaism and the American Jewish community.
- Previous travel to Israel preferred, but not required.
- Comfort working with Twitter and other social media.
- Exceptional writing and editing skills.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong research skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
The successful interns will have deep interests in T'ruah’s programs and commitments to the goals of the organization. They will be versatile multi-taskers with the proven abilities to organize and prioritize many urgent tasks, follow procedures, and meet deadlines. They will possess strong commitments to teamwork and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with team members of varied work styles. They will demonstrate creativity and flexibility, as well as proven abilities to learn quickly and be accountable for results. They must be self-directed and capable of working independently. Even temperament and a good sense of humor appreciated. They will also possess an awareness of and sensitivity to multi-cultural international human rights work, and a commitment to fighting injustice. They will be strong communicators who are comfortable interacting with diverse audiences in person and in written form.
Position is based in T'ruah’s Midtown Manhattan office.