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Jewish Studies | Internships

The Jewish Studies Program's internship offers students the opportunity to improve organizational skills and gain work experience in a variety of settings throughout the Washington Jewish community: museums, political and activist organizations, community centers, archives, philanthropic funds, and Israeli groups. Students will earn academic credits while contributing needed services to organizations or institutions. In recent years, Jewish Studies has placed students in the Anti-Defamation League, Seeds of Peace, the Jewish Community Center, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Hadassah, B'nai B'rith, and other such organizations.

Interns will keep a journal reflecting upon activities, the organization, and what the internship teaches about Jewish communal life. Students will also compile a portfolio of all materials produced during the internship. This portfolio will comprise of all written work such as memoranda, letters, reports, charts, and other written assignments.

Since Washington, D.C., is a center of Jewish organizational life, internships with over 60 local Jewish organizations devoted to community relations, religious activities, Israel, social welfare, and so on are offered for credit. The number of credits earned depends upon the number of hours of work. Students register for an internship after consultation with the Jewish Studies Program's Director.

Students have the opportunity to intern in three general areas:

General Organizations | Religious Organizations | Social Service Agencies

 

General Organizations

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH LAWYERS AND JURISTS
888 17th Street, NW, Suite 400, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20006
           Phone: 202-775-0991    Fax: 202-828-0909
           E-mail: info@jewishlawyers.org
           Website: www.jewishlawyers.org

 AMERICANS FOR PEACE NOW (APN)
2100 M Street NW, Suite 619, Washington, DC 20037
           Phone: 202-408-9898
           E-mail: apndc@peacenow.org
           Website: www.peacenow.org

 AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (AIPAC)
251 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
           Phone: 202-639-5200
           Website: www.aipac.org

 AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE
1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 1201, Washington, D.C. 20005
           Phone: 202-785-4200     Fax: 202-785-0390
           E-mail: washington@ajc.org
           Website: www.ajcwashington.org

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICE - ISRAEL AND PALESTINE PROGRAM
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
           E-mail: sisabroad@american.edu
           Website: http://www.american.edu/sis/summer/Israel.cfm

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE –DC/MD/VA/NC
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1020, Washington, DC 20036
           Phone: 202-452-8310    Fax: 202-296-2371
           Website: www.adl.org

AVODAH : THE JEWISH SERVICE CORPS
1816 12th St, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20009
           Phone: 202-450-2837 
           E-mail:   avodahdc@avodah.net
           Website: www.avodah.net

THE DERSHOWITZ GROUP (TDG)
1800 M Street, Suite 800 South, Washington, DC 20036
     Phone: 202-250-6144
     E-mail: info@dershowitzgroup.com
Website: http://www.dershowitzgroup.com/

HADASSAH NATIONAL – GREATER WASHINGTON AREA CHAPTER
11900 Parklawn Dr., Suite 350, Rockville, MD 20852
           Phone: 301-881-8203
           E-mail: bewash@hadassah.org
           Website: www.hadassah.org/regions/greater-washington/

THE ISRAEL PROJECT (TIP)
Mail: PO Box 27999, Washington, DC 20038
Phone: 202-857-6644 Fax: 202-540-4567
           E-mail: info@theisraelproject.org
           Website: www.theisraelproject.org

JEWISH COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE (JCADA)
PO Box 2266, Rockville, MD 20847 Phone: 301-315-8040     Fax: 301-315-8043 E-mail: jcada@jcada.org Website: www.jcada.org`

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF GREATER WASHINGTON (MAIN OFFICE)
6101 Executive Blvd., Suite 300, North Bethesda, MD 20852
           Phone: 301-770-0881
           Website: www.jcouncil.org

 JEWISH COUNCIL FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS
1775 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
           Phone: 202-212-6036 Fax: 202-789-4344
           E-mail:  council@jcouncil.org
           Website: www.jewishpublicaffairs.org

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER WASHINGTON (MAIN OFFICE)
6101 Executive Blvd., Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20852
           Phone: 301-230-7200   
           E-mail: info@shalomdc.org
           Website: www.shalomdc.org

 JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GREATER WASHINGTON
701 Fourth Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001
           Phone: 202-789-0900     Fax: 202-789-0485
           E-mail: info@jhsgw.org
           Website: www.jhsgw.org

 JEWISH INSTITUTE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS
   1101 14th Street NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20005
           Phone: 202-667-3900   
           E-mail: info@jinsa.org
           Website: www.jinsa.org

JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
1129 20th Street, NW, #801, Washington, DC 20036
           Phone: 202-857-1300     Fax: 202-857-1380
           Website: www.jwi.org

NATIONAL COALITION SUPPORTING EURASIAN JEWRY (NCSEJ)
2020 K Street, NW, Suite 7800, Washington, DC 20006
           Phone: 202-898-2500     Fax: 202-898-0822
           E-mail: ncsej@ncsej.org
           Website: www.ncsej.org

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN
1707 L Street, NW, Suite 950, Washington, DC 20036
           Phone: 202-296-2588     Fax: 202-331-7792
           E-mail: action@ncjwdc.org
           Website: www.ncjwdc.org

NEW ISRAEL FUND
2100 M Street NW, Suite 619, Washington, DC 20037
           Phone: 202-842-3118 
           E-mail: info@nif.org
           Website: www.nif.org

PANIM: THE INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH LEADERSHIP AND VALUES
6101 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
           Phone: 301-348-3787
           Website: www.bbyo.org/pep

PROJECT INTERCHANGE – SEMINARS IN ISRAEL
1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 1201, Washington, DC 20005
           Phone: 202-833-0025     Fax: 202-331-7702
           E-mail: pi@projectinterchange.org
           Website: www.projectinterchange.org

RABINOWITZ/DORF COMMUNICATIONS (BLUELIGHT STRATEGIES)
   2639 Connecticut Avenue, NW, #200, Washington, DC 20008
       Phone: (202) 265-3000 Fax: (202) 265-1212  Email: info@bluelightstrategies.com  Website: www.rabinowitz-dorf.com/

SCHREIBER PUBLISHING
PO Box 4193, Rockville, MD 20849
           Phone: 301-589-5831 Fax: 443-920-3540
           Website: www.schreiberlanguage.com/

U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW (15th Street & Independence Ave.),
Washington, DC 20024-2150
           Phone: 202-488-0400  
           Website: www.ushmm.org 

Religious Organizations

RELIGIOUS ACTION CENTER OF REFORM JUDAISM
2027 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036
           Phone: 202-387-2800   
           E-mail: rac@rac.org 
           Website: www.rac.org

SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE IN DOWNTOWN DC
600 I St, NW, Washington, DC 20001
           Phone: 202-408-3100  
           E-mail: akemler@sixthandI.org
           Website: www.sixthandi.org

Social Service Agencies

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
1529 16th St, NW, Washington, DC 20036
           Phone: 202-518-9400     Fax: 202-518-9420
           Website: www.washingtondcjcc.org

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER WASHINGTON
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
      Phone: 301-881-0100
      Email: See website for staff directory
      Website: www.jccgw.org

THE ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH AGING SERVICES
2519 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008
           Phone: 202-543-7500 
           Website: www.ajas.org


 

Student Experiences

"During my final semester I interned with J Street, the Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace lobby in Washington D.C. As a Print Journalism major and a Jewish Studies minor, the internship was the best work experience I had in college because I was able to pair my two studies together. The internship tested my skills in both groups of study and it was an opportunity that has helped shaped my career following college."
Joshua Cook, Jewish Studies minor, SOC '10, Deputy New Media Director for the Feingold Senate Committee