Intern, JEDI Community Safety and Belonging

The Jewish Federations of North America New York




JEDI Community Safety and Belonging Intern

The Jewish Federations of North America is seeking a part-time intern for Fall 2024 who wants to pursue interests in social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion with a Jewish lens to ensure flourishing Jewish life and civil society for the 21st century.



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.   



The Safety and Security Intern will work closely with the JEDI team, senior leadership, and community partners across the Jewish communal ecosystem and broader society to support the development and implementation of the day-to-day management of JEDI’s critical ongoing focus areas of education, engagement and empowerment. The JEDI intern will provide insight and opportunities for our organization to discuss, reflect and learn about ways in which we can address social inequities in Jewish communal life and broader society.



  • Partnering with JFNA’s JEDI Director of Community Safety and Belonging to build out and support networks and opportunities for Jewish Federations via LiveSecure
  • Support networks and opportunities for underrepresented identity groups, including but not limited to, Jewish People of Color (JOC), LGBTQ+ Jews, Orthodox Jews and other underrepresented identity groups
  • Foster national partnerships with organizations focused on safety, security, race relations both in the Jewish community and in the public square with public policy focus areas including, but not limited to: Nonprofit Security Grant Program, No Hate, Health Equity, and other justice oriented federal programs.
  • Support administrative needs relating to data tracking and highlighting tasks, challenges and solutions relating to the work.


The ideal candidate:

  • Strong commitment to ethical practices.
  • Brings relevant experience in institutional change and/or diversity, equity and inclusion work.
  • Has experience in education, teaching pedagogy, and curriculum writing.
  • An understanding of the organized Jewish community, particularly successful strategies for building coalitions and achieving buy-in.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator
  • Strong interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Passionate, idealistic, mission-driven, and self-directed with integrity.
  • Strong project management and implementation expertise
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Extremely organized with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment. Has a proven track-record of successful use of a sophisticated approach to social change, Jewish equity, diversity and inclusion, overall project management, and data analysis.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, calm under pressure, confident and collaborative, and thrives in a fluid, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment.



  • Interns earn a stipend
  • Gain experience by participating in meetings, determining priorities, and managing expectations
  • Work in a friendly and collaborative office environment
  • Gain knowledge about how the Jewish Federations engage in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion on race, gender, LGBTQ+, disabilities and faith


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. 


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to