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Jewish Community Relations Council
Workum Internship - Summer 2017

Workum Summer Intern for the JCRC

About the JCRC: 
The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) serves as the public affairs and community relations arm of the organized Jewish community. It is a non-profit organization funded by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.  The mission of the JCRC of Cincinnati is to protect Jewish security, recognizing that Jewish security depends on a just society for all.  To achieve its mission, the JCRC works on a broad range of local, national and international issues, concentrating its efforts in the areas of Israel, the Middle East and anti-Semitism. The JCRC also works closely with leaders and organizations representing Cincinnati’s diverse faith, secular and community organizations.

Job Description:  
The Workum Intern will have the opportunity to participate in the following tasks to support the work of the JCRC:

  • Research
    • Conduct research as necessary on current events and other topics.
    • Monitor relevant Cincinnati community issues as they progress.
    • Participate in meetings and conference calls and take thorough notes on what was accomplished and learned.
  • Media 
    • Review Jewish and non-Jewish media to locate relevant articles and pieces of news to support the work of the JCRC. In some cases, synthesize and report on these to the JCRC staff.
    • Support the creation and development of the Israel Update, our weekly e-newsletter that informs the Jewish and broader community about Israel.
  • JCRC Website and Materials
    • Help update our website and our informational materials.
  • Programming
    • Help  plan, execute and staff our events as they come up including the Annual  Meeting
  • Administrative
    • Help the JCRC to maintain an up-to-date database and make contact with various constituency representatives as necessary toward this goal.
    • Other projects and tasks may come up unexpectedly depending on current events.
  • Community Relations
    • Participate in community events as a representative of the JCRC. Follow up by reflecting on your experience and producing reports on what was accomplished and learned at the events.
    • Assist in civic engagement strategy development and execution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Detail-Oriented.
  • Interest in Politics, International Affairs or Community Relations.
  • Enjoys attending community events, interacting with new people and representing the Cincinnati Jewish Community.
  • Flexibility, due to the nature of the work, be flexible and willing to adjust depending on the needs of the organization is critical.
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, perform research and critically analyze issues.

Justin Kirschner, Associate Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council



Updated January 2017