Jewish Eco Seminars seeks qualified interns to work closely with the Executive Director and the Project Manager in implementing the organization’s vision. He/she will be involved in a diverse range of tasks and responsibilities, which may include sales and marketing to potential clients; research on Jewish sources, environmental studies, and donor and foundation information; website development and updating; and seminar design, planning, and assessment. Interns will also join Jewish Eco Seminars staff on outdoor seminars.
Our staff aims to provide its interns with a pleasant, professional work environment. The duration of the internship often indicates the depth of interns’ engagement; that is, the longer the intern is with the organization, the more responsibility he or she will be able to take on.
Interns are usually involved in work that relates to one or more of four general areas:
*Sales and marketing for ecotourism: sales calls; research for partners, customers; development of marketing materials
*Online presence: social media through Facebook, and other platforms; blog writing; content research
*Project coordination: logistics for meetings and events; outreach and recruitment for attendance; communications; pre-event preparation and planning and post-event follow-up
*Fundraising: foundation and individual donor research; outreach; tracking and database management; support with writing grants and grant reports.
General objective of the internship:
Apply knowledge learned in school to the real world activities of a non-profit organization,
and contribute in a meaningful way to its success;
• Gain orientation with respect to the job market, in order to acquire insight into job perspectives and future career wishes;
• Work in a professional office setting and with some independence, coping with responsibility and taking initiative;
• Acquire and improving social and communicative skills, such as working in a team, dealing with hierarchical structures, criticism and conflicts;
• Learn to deal with language and cultural differences.
Please contact us to inquire about our Jerusalem-based internships. Part- of full-time internships are available. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide financial compensation for the internship. However, we can cover travel costs within Israel related to the internship as well as phone expenses related to the internship.
Ariana, a past intern with Jewish Eco Seminars, wrote:
“Interning for the Jewish Eco Seminars last summer was so much more than I had hoped! I was able to assist in guiding seminars and I was even able to lead one on my own! While I was not on the trails, I spent time fundraising and outreach, among other tasks, which definitely provided with me key experiences that I will be able to use in my further endeavors.”
Testimonial from Gabi Maimon, Jewish Eco Seminars intern in summer, 2014: “Words truly cannot describe how lovely this experience was. Working with you and everyone else was a truly enlightening experience, teaching me so much more than I ever could have expected. The passion and love that each member of the team brought forth was truly inspiring, and in fact gives me hope that the work we are doing is making a difference in this world. In fact, I think it is safe to say that we are doing holy work. I look forward to being involved with future happenings of the organization, whether that be as an Ambassador on my college campus, continuing to make phone calls during my spare time, or simply sharing a post on Facebook”.