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Reports to: Deputy Director
Location: New York, NY
Time Commitment: 15–20 hours/week.

Encounter is seeking excep­tional and qual­i­fied candi­dates to apply to this exciting intern­ship oppor­tu­nity. This is a unique oppor­tu­nity to join a committed team working on the front lines to trans­form Jewish communal engage­ment with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The ideal candi­date possesses an interest in engaging the Jewish commu­nity thought­fully on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, expe­ri­ence within and knowl­edge of the American Jewish commu­nity and a desire to acquire skills in data and project manage­ment and non-profit expe­ri­ence. This is an oppor­tu­nity to work as part of a close-knit team and gain hands-on expe­ri­ence in a wide range of respon­si­bil­i­ties, including but not limited to: communal outreach, prospect research, data­base manage­ment, and commu­ni­ca­tions. The Community Outreach Intern will work directly under the super­vi­sion of Encounter’s Deputy Director and support broad­ening our strategic outreach and inte­gra­tion of program­ming and recruit­ment strate­gies. The ideal candi­date is self-motivated, highly detail oriented, thrives working in a fast-paced envi­ron­ment, and demon­strates a will­ing­ness to learn and take initia­tive. Ideal candi­dates have a Bachelor’s degree or are completing one currently.


  • Support program­ming related to the recruit­ment and commu­nity engage­ment strategies
  • Support manage­ment of data related to the involve­ment of key external stake­holders including past and prospec­tive participants
  • Assist with the prepa­ra­tion of all event related commu­ni­ca­tions, mate­rials, and follow up evaluation
  • Support moni­toring and eval­u­a­tion: survey devel­op­ment and collection
  • Generate regular reports on recruit­ment and evaluation
  • Research prospec­tive partic­i­pants and communal trends to influ­ence strategy
  • Assist with partic­i­pant moves-management, support outreach and culti­va­tion of alumni
    and future participants 


  • Experience working within the Jewish community 
  • Must commit to a minimum of 15 hours/week
  • Excellent written, oral and research skills
  • Ability to prior­i­tize, excel­lent time manage­ment skills 
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Personable and profes­sional, able to inter­face with orga­ni­za­tional stake­holders on the phone and in written communication
  • Excellent inter­per­sonal skills, ability to work inde­pen­dently, and strong orga­ni­za­tional skills
  • Comfort with Google apps, including Googlesheets
  • Experience working with Salesforce or similar data­base preferred

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter in PDF form with your name and “Community
Outreach Intern” in the subject line to jobs@​encounterprograms.​org Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Priority will be given to appli­ca­tions submitted by November 7, 2017.

We thank you for your interest in career oppor­tu­ni­ties with Encounter. Only those candi­dates selected for an inter­view will be contacted. 

Encounter is an equal oppor­tu­nity employer. We care­fully consider appli­cants for all posi­tions without regard to race, color, reli­gion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orien­ta­tion, or any other legally protected status. We provide compet­i­tive salaries and benefits.

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Encounter is an edu­ca­tional orga­ni­za­tion dedi­cated to strength­ening the capacity of the Jewish people to be construc­tive agents of change in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Moti­vated by the relent­less Jew­ish pur­suit of hokhma (wis­dom) and binah (under­stand­ing), Encounter cul­ti­vates informed Jew­ish lead­er­ship on the Israeli-Palestinian con­flict by bring­ing…

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