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Career and Volunteer Opportunities

A day in the life of the Jewish Women's Archive finds smart people working together creatively and strategically to promote Jewish women's stories and voices to a wide audience; to make connections between the past and present in order to inform the future; and to provide young women with strong, accessible role models. We seek creative thinkers who care about history, feminism, Jewish identity, and activism, and are committed to putting their ideas and passions to work for a vibrant organization with a strong mission.

Browse through jwa.org to explore the largest online repository of information on Jewish women in the world. In addition to compiling and making this rich collection of material accessible, JWA also convenes lively conversation and engages people of all backgrounds through its Book Club, widely-read blog, strong social media presence, public programs, and more.

JWA has a small and diverse staff and is headquartered in a pleasant Brookline neighborhood with easy access to public transportation and affordable parking. Our office atmosphere is lively, friendly, and collegial. Join us!

The Jewish Women's Archive is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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2016 Summer Internships

Engagement and Social Media Intern

JWA is looking for a creative, motivated intern to support all aspects of its audience engagement strategy, including writing and acquiring content for its blog, Jewesses with Attitude; posting on social media; and editing and promoting other website content. The ideal candidate will be passionate and ready to take initiative on new projects as well as assisting with ongoing work. A commitment of at least 20 hours per week for six weeks during the summer of 2016 is required. Start date is flexible. This is an unpaid position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Update and engage with JWA’s social media platforms
  • Come up with and pitch ideas for blog posts
  • Write blog posts as assigned
  • Edit posts for style, grammar, and spelling
  • Locate Creative Commons licensed photos to upload with posts
  • Support JWA’s book club
  • Help recruit guest bloggers
  • Enhance other content on JWA’s website, including selected profiles and collections

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Familiarity with blogs and with blogging conventions, tone, etc.
  • Prior blogging experience (on a personal or professional level)
  • Knowledge of/interest in issues relevant to Jewish women and feminism
  • Experience in writing, journalism, or marketing and communications strongly preferred
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to meet established deadlines and high attention to detail

Opportunities:

  • Gain unique insight into the inner workings of a nationally recognized non-profit
  • Gain increased understanding of and experience with social media, blogging, and nonprofit communications
  • Connect to an influential network of professional women and community partners
  • Receive professional advice and guidance from JWA’s talented staff
  • Build marketable professional skills
  • Academic credit can be arranged

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please include the following on JWA’s job application page:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter with at least one professional reference

Programs and Education Intern

The Programs and Education Intern will work closely with JWA’s Director of Programs and Education and Program Manager to support current projects, conduct educator outreach, and enhance programmatic impact. The ideal candidate will be passionate and driven, be interested in history and women’s rights, and have experience with project coordination. A commitment of at least 20 hours per week for six weeks during the summer of 2016 is required. Start date is flexible. This is an unpaid position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Rising Voices Fellowship by helping review applications, coordinate alumnae engagement efforts, and plan for the upcoming year
  • Assist with the Natalia Twersky Educator Award by helping review applications and contact participants
  • Produce multimedia resources for educators
  • Conduct outreach to new educators
  • Help edit and refine JWA’s oral history and storytelling resources to prepare for upcoming programs

Experience & Qualifications

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to meet established deadlines
  • Standard computer skills
  • Keen interest in the history of Jewish women and feminism
  • Background in education, gender studies, and/or history preferred
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro or other video editing software a plus

Opportunities

  • Gain unique insight into the inner workings of a nationally recognized non-profit
  • Gain increased understanding of program management
  • Connect to an influential network of professional women and community partners
  • Receive professional advice and guidance from JWA’s talented staff
  • Build marketable professional skills
  • Academic credit can be arranged

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please include the following on JWA’s job application page:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter with at least one professional reference

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How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Career and Volunteer Opportunities." (Viewed on April 30, 2016) <http://jwa.org/aboutjwa/jobs>.

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