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 Director.

Students have the opportunity to intern with general organizations, religious organizations, and 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

Americans for Peace Now (APN)

2100 M Street NW, Suite 619, Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-408-9898

American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

251 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-639-5200

American Jewish Committee

1156 15 th Street, NW, Suite 1201, Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: 202-785-4200 Fax: 202-785-0390

Anti-Defamation League -DC/MD/VA/NC

1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1020, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-452-8310 Fax: 202-296-2371

Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps

1816 12th St, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-450-2837

Bluelight Strategies

2639 Connecticut Avenue, NW, #200, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 265-3000 Fax: (202) 265-1212 Email:

Capitol Jewish Museum

1319 F St NW #810, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-789-0900 Fax: 202-789-0485


Hadassah National - Greater Washington Area Chapter


11900 Parklawn Dr., Suite 350, Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-881-8203

Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA)

PO Box 2266, Rockville, MD 20847
Phone: 301-315-8040 Fax: 301-315-8043

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (Main Office)

6101 Executive Blvd., Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-770-0881

Jewish Council for Public Affairs

1775 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-212-6036 Fax: 202-789-4344

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Main Office)

6101 Executive Blvd., Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20852
Phone: 301-230-7200

Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs

1101 14th Street NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-667-3900

Jewish Women International

1129 20th Street, NW, #801, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-857-1300 Fax: 202-857-1380

National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry (NCSEJ)

2020 K Street, NW, Suite 7800, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-898-2500 Fax: 202-898-0822

National Council of Jewish Women

1707 L Street, NW, Suite 950, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-296-2588 Fax: 202-331-7792

New Israel Fund

2100 M Street NW, Suite 619, Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-842-3118

Panim: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values

6101 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-348-3787

Project Interchange - Seminars in Israel

1156 15 th Street, NW, Suite 1201, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-833-0025 Fax: 202-331-7702

Schreiber Publishing

PO Box 4193, Rockville, MD 20849
Phone: 301-589-5831 Fax: 443-920-3540

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW (15 th Street & Independence Ave.)
Washington, DC 20024-2150
Phone: 202-488-0400

Religious Organizations

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

2027 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-387-2800

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Downtown DC

600 I St, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-408-3100

Social Service Agencies

District of Columbia Jewish Community Center

1529 16th St, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-518-9400 Fax: 202-518-9420

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-881-0100
Email: See website for staff directory

The Association of Jewish Aging Services

2519 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-543-7500

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