JCUA is seeking talented, hard-working candidates to support our work fighting for social justice through a Jewish lens in the Chicagoland area!

We are looking to fill two intern spots:


Organizing Intern

The Organizing Intern will support JCUA’s organizing team with their work on immigration justice and police accountability. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working in different areas of community organizing. Activities may include:

Grassroots Organizing

  • Supporting campaign events for our two campaign areas, such as actions, press conferences, rallies, etc.
  • Supporting congregation events at synagogues and Jewish communities across Chicagoland
  • Reaching out to supporters to take action through phone calls, emails, and social media
  • Recruiting members for different events and activities

Communications and Development

  • Crafting social media posts
  • Writing blogs
  • Organizing database entries for development and organizing purposes

Research and Policy

  • Conducting research for trainings around anti-semitism, racism, and intersectionality
  • Developing fact sheets around our campaign areas


Communications Intern

The Communications Intern will support JCUA’s Director of Communications.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help grow and manage JCUA’s social media to bring visibility to the organization’s work and events including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Assist with Blog management: Seek out opportunities for compelling blog posts; Research and conduct interviews with JCUA constituents as necessary
  • Assist with communications at JCUA events and actions (including some evenings and weekends): photos, quotes, social media posting.
  • Assist with design and messaging for website management, mass and targeted emails including newsletters, program-specific emails and JCUA action alerts, marketing materials, member communications, direct mail, press releases, newsletters, event invitations, annual reports, etc.
  • Assist with media relations: Research editorial opportunities and seek out opportunities to promote JCUA’s work; maintain and update media outreach list; help draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts and other stories


For both internship opportunities:

Desired Intern Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills, sense of humor!
  • Demonstrated work ethic
  • Creativity, attention to detail, and resourcefulness with excellent follow through skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities and complete high-quality work within tight timeframes.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including some evenings and occasional weekends.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Serious commitment to social justice
  • Some knowledge of Chicago’s Jewish community a plus!