Jewish Youth Climate Movement (JYCM) Kvutzah / Chapter Building Intern

Hazon, Inc. | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 11/21/2021

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 volunteer position with Hazon’s National Programs/Jewish Youth Climate Movement team for 12-15 hours per week from Monday, January 10 - Friday, May 27, 2022. This volunteer opportunity is remote. 

The JYCM Kvutzah Intern supports the growth of our Kvutzot (local chapters), and importantly, maintains ongoing relationships, support, connection, and community building with our current Kvutzot. The Kvutzah Intern works closely with the Kvutzah Amitim (College Fellow), and the Kvutzah Director (a member of the teen Executive Board), as well as the JYCM staff team. 

During your time at Hazon, you will be supervised by Liana Rothman, JYCM Manager, and your activities will include: 

Support the national expansion and improvement of Kvutzot

  • Support in building the JYCM Kvtuzah strategy, which will include investing deeply in Kvutzot we already have, growing at a sustainable and equitable pace, building Kvutzot support systems and networks, and emphasizing communication and community building.
  • Hold informational meetings with teens or groups who indicate interest in starting Kvutzot. If they decide they would like to, closely support them in the creation of a Kvutzah in their Jewish community. 
  • Work closely with all communities and national leadership board members who have indicated interest in starting Kvutzot. This includes helping teens: 
    • Recruit other Kvutzah leaders.
    • Recruit Kvutzah members.
    • Find an adult mentor.
    • Make a plan to launch their Kvutzah.
  • Support the team of JYCM leaders as they welcome new Kvutzot.
  • Create and implement systems to support Kvutzot as they grow, develop, and troubleshoot. This includes developing a Kvutzah buddy system, matching each Kvutzah with a leadership point-person, and building integrated networks for Kvutzot to organize together in a supportive community. 
  • Create and implement systems to foster communication between Kvutzot and the Leadership Board, including a Kvutzah newsletter and updates Google Form.
  • Support each Kvutzah in centering equity and inclusion.
  • Maintain the spreadsheet and folders with information about all Kvutzot.
  • Identify potential members, track membership, and maintain engagement with members.
  • Encourage Kvutzah members to share pictures of activities they’re doing, write blog posts, and engage with JYCM’s social media to further develop our public branding and image.
  • Support monthly calls for all Kvutzah leaders, which include welcoming and onboarding new leaders and creating a space for bonding and learning.
  • Help develop a training, guide, and optional community of practice for adult mentors on centering youth leadership in Kvutzot.
  • Center equity and inclusion in all Kvutzah 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.

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