2023 Summer Intern – Areyvut
Launched in 2002, Areyvut’s mission is to strengthen the culture of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity), and tikkun olam (social action) in contemporary Jewish life. We offer programs, services and resources that infuse these core Jewish values into all stages of the lifecycle, across the entire spectrum of affiliation and observance, and throughout the full range of communal institutions.
Areyvut seeks Summer Interns – virtual, in-person and hybrid – who are eager to actively use their passion, skills and talents to make a meaningful contribution, learn about the non-profit world and challenge and develop themselves. This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a career in education, Jewish education, non-profit programs and operations, development/fundraising, event planning, entrepreneurship and/or publishing. Interns will work under the supervision of Daniel Rothner, Areyvut's Founder & Director.
In order to meet the needs of today’s students and other applicants and maximize participation, we offer significant flexibility. Interns can design a schedule that works with their other commitments and can choose in-person (at our office in Bergenfield, NJ), virtual or hybrid options. Stipends will begin at $180 and go as high as $1,800 depending on the number of completed hours. For those completely remote we anticipate offering a maximum $613 stipend. Payment is project based and will be made when projects are completed. We welcome applicants with limited availability (less than 15 hours total) to participate as volunteers.
Sample Projects Include:
- Categorizing content for potential book projects.
- Compiling a High Holiday Reader that includes short vignettes, excerpts and ideas to facilitate reflection and renewal.
- Creating Jewish Values content relating to the parsha.
- Developing content for the 2024 A Kindness a Day Calendar and working on related projects.
- Overseeing active and creative distribution of Areyvut's You Matter cards.
- Developing content for a Guide to Best Practices in Chesed, Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam.
- Researching ways that Areyvut can monetize our educational content.
- Updating our Donor Management System.
- Implementing additional projects that advance Areyvut's mission and further expand the wide scope, reach and impact of Areyvut's work.
Key Competencies and Qualifications:
- Relevant experience developing, facilitating and/or implementing creative Jewish and/or educational programming (experiential education STRONGLY preferred),
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including strong writing and editing skills.
- Strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail.
- Ability to manage multiple assignments, prioritize and meet deadlines.
- Creativity and flexibility.
- Capacity to work both independently and as part of an entrepreneurial team.
- Commitment to professional growth and learning.
- Attend, support and facilitate events as necessary.
- Serve as an ambassador and advocate for Areyvut in the community.
- Passion for Areyvut’s mission and vision.
- Integrity, loyalty and honesty.
Interested candidates should contact Areyvut via e-email at [email protected]. Please submit your letter of interest in the body of the e-mail, attach your resumé as a PDF, and include “Summer Intern” in the subject line. Only e-mail submissions will be accepted. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis.