The Jewish Youth Climate Movement (JYCM), founded by the largest faith-based environmental organization Hazon in 2019, is a Gen Z-led movement dedicated to combating climate change and environmental injustice from a Jewish lens. Our goal is to make taking collective action towards climate justice a central, defining feature of what it means to be Jewish over the next decade, empowering the next generation of Jewish youth to be leaders in our fight to build a sustainable and equitable world for all.
Hazon is seeking a part-time JYCM Culture and Jewish Rituals volunteer position with Hazon’s National Programs/Jewish Youth Climate Movement team for 10-12 hours per week from Monday, January 10 - Friday, May 27, 2022. This volunteer opportunity is remote.
During your time at Hazon, you will be supervised by Abby Bresler, JYCM Coordinator, and your activities will include:
JYCM Culture and Jewish Ritual Intern:
- Support in continuing to build out the culture of our movement, including developing equity and inclusion best practices, building community, creating traditions and rituals, and more.
- Support making a transformative justice plan for the movement.
- Support JYCM songwriting team to write new Jewish movement songs (drawing from both social movement and Jewish song traditions) and be ready to record a JYCM album at the Leadership Board Retreat this summer.
- Coordinate the creation of an album. Working with the team that will be recording, production, mixing, and mastering the album as well as promoting the completed product, etc.
- Support JYCM to become an incubator of training teens in Jewish culture-making and support them in crafting new Jewish movement songs, poems, videos, rituals, creative text studies, and traditions in the spirit of collective climate justice
- Create a JYCM sourcebook of our new songs, poems, rituals, and traditions, along with our core Jewish texts and commentary from JYCM teens. Send it to all Kvutzot and help distribute it widely.
- Center equity and inclusion in all culture and Jewish rituals work
Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the criteria. Hazon encourages you to break that statistic and apply. Hazon is strongly committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. We especially encourage people of color, women and nonbinary folks, LGBTQ+ people, disabled people, working class and low-income people, and those with other marginalized identities to apply.
How to Apply
- Please submit your resume with cover letter, names and contact information of two references to: [email protected] with the name of the Internship as the subject.
- You must be able to commit to 12-15 hours of work per week.
- These internships are unpaid. If you are a student, academic credit is available.
- Interns must have their own computer, phone, and work space.
- We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until the Internship opportunities are filled. We thank you for your interest in interning with Hazon. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.