The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Government Affairs office seeks a Sophomore/Junior/Senior undergraduate student for a 2015 internship in its Washington DC Government Affairs office. Receiving more than $330 million in government funds, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago supports a network of more than 120 health and human services agencies serving more than 300,000 Chicagoans of all faiths and hundreds of thousands more in 59 countries around the world.
Prior exposure to government relations, non-profits, and domestic policy would be helpful. The selected candidate will gain exposure to Capitol Hill and the Administration, develop an understanding of a variety of domestic social policy issues, and a first-hand look inside the Jewish communal world.
The candidate should have excellent writing and research skills, be able to juggle multiple projects at once, and have a solid foundation in Microsoft Office. Specific responsibilities during the internship will include:
- Attend and/or watch congressional hearings and provide notes to Government Affairs staff
- Prepare and update materials for Capitol Hill visits
- Assist with all phases of preparation for special outreach events, including advocacy missions
- Compile and analyze surveys
- Research and draft documents on issues which include, but are not limited to, senior transportation, aging, Israel, Medicaid, Medicare, Iran, and family caregiving.
The Federal Policy Internship is a part-time position (flexible but consistent 15-20/hour/week). The internship will begin in January and will end early May (dates are flexible with your school schedule). This internship is paid, and we may be able to help you obtain credit for the internship. Knowledge of the Chicagoland area is helpful but not necessary. The internship is open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors.