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 15 th 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 15 th 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 (15 th 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



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