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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 this site 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.

Internship Opportunities

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. For summer internships, a commitment of at least 10 hours per week for eight weeks is required. For academic year internships, a minimum of at least 5 hours per week for twelve weeks is required. This is an unpaid position, but academic credit may be arranged.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support educational programming, such as the Rising Voices Fellowship, the Natalia Twersky Educator Award, the JWA book club, and educator workshops by preparing materials, collecting and inputting surveys, and conducting outreach
  • Create and refine curricular resources on jwa.org (reformat lesson plans, develop series of image-based inquiry activities based on the “Visual Thinking Strategies” method)
  • Promote JWA’s programs and education work on social media

Experience & Qualifications

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to meet established deadlines
  • Excellent 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

How to Apply

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

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

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Development Intern

The Development Intern will work closely with JWA’s Director of Development and Development Assistant to strengthen communication with supporters, research new opportunities for funding, and monitor and improve gift processing systems.

The ideal candidate will be interested in gaining exposure to diverse aspects of development, including individual donor stewardship, grant preparation, and data-based analysis.

For summer internships, a commitment of at least 10 hours per week for eight weeks is required. For academic year internships, a minimum of at least 5 hours per week for twelve weeks is required. This is an unpaid position, but academic credit may be arranged.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support donor stewardship initiatives such as preparing and mailing New Donor Packets and preparing an Annual Report
  • Conduct prospect and foundation research to identify potential future funders
  • Maintain accurate data in donor database

Experience & Qualifications

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to meet established deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills

Opportunities

  • Gain unique insight into the inner workings of a nationally recognized non-profit
  • Gain increased understanding and experience in the field of development
  • 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

How to Apply

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

  • Current résumé
  • 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 February 21, 2017) <https://jwa.org/aboutjwa/jobs>.

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