JCUA Internships


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Over the past fifty years, JCUA has flourished as the Jewish voice for social justice in Chicago. Our longstanding mission, to combat poverty, racism and anti-Semitism in partnership with diverse communities, has been a consistent unifying message and guiding light for our work. 

JCUA aims to provide its interns with meaningful engagement in social justice issues through a Jewish lens. At JCUA interns gain professional experience, as well as tools and skills to excel in an effective and focused non-profit environment. Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Advocacy and Community Organizing
  • Or Tzedek Teen Social Justice Program
  • Outreach and Education
  • Community Development
  • Communications (including video production, graphic design, photography, social media, journalism)
  • Fundraising and Event Planning
  • Jewish-Muslim Relations

JCUA accepts interns year-round and will accept undergraduate, graduate students and non-students. JCUA encourages applicants from all racial, ethnic, and religious background, sexual orientations and genders.

APPLICATION DEADLINES   Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until openings are filled. 
Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and desire to work at JCUA, to Sarah Gold at sarah@jcua.org. Please specify any program area in which you have a particular interest. JCUA cannot, however, guarantee an internship in only one program area. Interns will be assigned to specific staff members and the staff is committed to providing substantive, positive learning experiences that emphasize mentoring, skill building, and education.

Need more information?

Please contact Sarah Gold, JCUA's Manager of Community Building, by phone (312-663-0960 x126) or sarah@jcua.org.

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60605
Phone: 312.663.0960  |  Fax: 312.663.5305

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