Full Time

JFNA Public Affairs Remote Intern - Washington, DC

Jewish Federations of North America New York NY

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)’s Public Affairs team is seeking a remote part-time intern for winter and spring 2021 with an interest in Jewish communal work, advocacy, and public policy (legislative and regulatory), particularly in the arena of tax policy but with the possibility of working on other public policy issues relevant to the Jewish Federation system.

JFNA is among the top 10 charities in the world. JFNA’s Public Affairs team brings the voice of 146 Jewish community federations and over 300 independent Jewish communities throughout North America to Capitol Hill and the Administration as a prominent force in policy decision-making. The intern will be assigned to JFNA’s Senior Tax Policy Counsel and Director of Government Affairs and will focus on pursing JFNA’s 2021 public policy priorities, with an initial focus on Earned Income Tax Credit legislation and other legislation and regulations related to charitable giving and nonprofit sustainability. Time permitting, priorities may include food insecurity, poverty, and federal programs to support vulnerable populations. Tasks will include research and writing related pressing public policy matters and the development of advocacy tools to educate and engage legislators and community members in support of JFNA’s priorities.

Please note that JFNA staff are working remotely for the foreseeable future; therefore, applicants do not need to live in the Washington, DC metro area to be considered for the position.


  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude
  • Professional behavior, and ability to work with diverse personalities and work styles
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student preferred
  • Interest or background in federal tax policy and/or public policy in general
  • Ability to work remotely


  • 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 promote public policies
  • Gain knowledge about politics, Capitol Hill, tax, and the federal legislative and regulatory systems.

At JFNA we celebrate and welcome people of all identities and backgrounds. Additionally, JFNA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please indicate on your application if you need any accommodations for your interview.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, two brief writing samples (up to four pages in length each), and the contact information for two references to DCIntern@Jewishfederations.org.


At JFNA we celebrate and welcome people of all identities and backgrounds. Additionally, JFNA complies with all laws with regard to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need any accommodations to participate in the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.