Intern - Center on Holocaust Survivor Care - JFNA

The Jewish Federations of North America Washington, DC

Intern, Center on Holocaust Survivor Care & Institute on Aging & Trauma - JFNA


Department: Public Affairs - Washington, DC Office
Reports to: Project Manager, Center on Holocaust Survivor Care and Institute on Aging and Trauma

Location: DC/NY/Hybrid/Remote


Organization Overview:


The Jewish Federations of North America (“JFNA”) consist of 146 Jewish Federations and dozens of Network communities which collectively raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually to support flourishing Jewish life and the needs of the Jewish people in their home communities and around the world. The Jewish Federation system, among the top 10 charities on the continent, leads the largest network of volunteer and professional leaders who build and sustain Jewish communities that are healthy, safe, caring, welcoming and inclusive, educated and engaged, involved in the broader community, and deeply connected to Israel and the global Jewish people.   


About the Holocaust Center:


Jewish Federations’ Center on Holocaust Survivor Care and Institute on Aging and Trauma (Center) is the leading expert on the person-centered, trauma-informed (PCTI) approach within the Aging Network. The Center focuses on advancing the PCTI approach within the services and supports provided to Holocaust survivors, diverse older adults with a history of trauma, and their family caregivers. We provide subgrants to local and national agencies to implement innovative PCTI projects and provide them with technical assistance and coaching throughout the grant period. Additionally, we build the PCTI capacity of the greater Aging Network through continuous education and training opportunities, as well as staying informed on and providing the latest research in the field.


Position Summary:


The Center intern will play a key role in supporting various projects, including implementing brand refresh initiatives, prospecting for grants, coordinating focus groups for feedback, assisting in conference planning, proofreading external documents, and organizing resource materials. This internship is an excellent opportunity for a detail-oriented and motivated individual to gain experience in nonprofit operations, while contributing to the organization's mission-driven initiatives and fostering professional growth. 


Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Review and edit external documents for accuracy, consistency, and adherence to organizational standards.
  • Conduct research to identify potential grant opportunities.
  • Assist in the implementation of the Center’s brand refresh initiative, including updating logos, fonts, and colors across all materials.
  • Categorize and maintain the Center’s database of subgrantee-produced materials.
  • Write and edit memos to subgrantees and partners.
  • Support in the planning of webinars, trainings, and a national conference.
  • Assist in the coordination of focus groups on marketing PCTI to different sectors.



  • Must be detail-oriented.
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude. 
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and communications skills. 
  • Consistently professional when working with diverse personalities and work styles. 
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Interest in aging and trauma, and a commitment to helping Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and family caregivers.
  •  Experience in graphic design software is a plus.


To apply, please email with your cover letter, resume, one writing sample (no more than three pages), and contact information for two references. In the subject line of the email, include the position title and your name (ex. Intern - [First and Last Name]). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

We are open to diverse and non-traditional candidates, including returnees to work. As JFNA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, please indicate in your application if you need any accommodation for your interview.  


This position is made possible by grant funds. Funding for this position is contingent upon grant availability. This position is part-time, with an expectation of up to 25 hours per week. Eastern Time Zone is preferred, but not required. While the employee may work out of JFNA offices in Washington, DC or New York, NY, the position may be hybrid or fully remote within the United States depending on the applicant’s location.


As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, JFNA celebrates and welcomes people of all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Interns earn an hourly stipend
  • Gain professional experience, such as attending meetings, determining priorities, and managing expectations 
  • Learn what is entailed with managing federally-funded, national social service programs  
  • Work in a friendly and collaborative environment