Community Development Intern

Israel Institute
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Nov 27

Position description

The Israel Institute seeks a part-time Community Development Intern to join its communication team in Spring 2018. Due to the small size of the office, the intern will be given a substantial amount of responsibility and will be exposed to the inner workings of a small nonprofit organization operating in the Israel space. This internship will provide individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in membership or community engagement roles; help foster new connections in the Israel space; and familiarize them with the study of modern Israel at universities and other research and cultural institutions around the world. The intern will be encouraged to attend conferences at think tanks in the D.C. area to further their understanding of current topics in Israel and to expand their professional network.

This is a paid internship in Washington, D.C. While the schedule is flexible, candidates must be available to work between 15-20 hours per week out of the Institute’s D.C. office.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The intern will report to the Communication Coordinator and is responsible for providing general administrative support, including data entry, for various projects involving communication, outreach, and event planning. Primarily, the intern will be responsible for building and maintaining the Institute’s membership database (90%) as well as helping with local and regional events (10%).



  • B.A. or M.A. (completed or in progress) in international affairs, conflict resolution, political science, Middle East studies, or a related field.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills in English.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and willing to take on tasks small and large.
  • Familiarity with the MENA region, particularly Israel.
  • Experience with membership databases, including Constant Contact, is a plus.


Application instructions

To apply for the Community Development Internship, please send a resume, cover letter (including desired start/end dates between January and May 2018), and contact information for two references to [email protected].

Deadline: December 29, 2017

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply early.


About the Israel Institute:

The Israel Institute is an independent, nonpartisan and non-advocacy 501(c)(3) organization that advances rigorous teaching, research, and discourse about modern Israel in partnership with leading academic, research, and cultural institutions.

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