About Keshet:

Keshet works for the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and our families in Jewish life. We turn values at the heart of Judaism—equality, inclusion, and human dignity—into action in Jewish communities because when we stand by and allow LGBTQ Jews to be excluded, we hold all of Jewish life back from reaching its full potential. We equip Jewish organizations with the tools to build LGBTQ-affirming communities, create spaces for queer Jewish teens to feel valued as queer and Jewish, and mobilize the Jewish community to fight for LGBTQ justice nationwide.

As an organization that teaches the importance of proactive LGBTQ inclusive messages and actions, Keshet recognizes the similar need to make our commitment to racial equity and justice clear and explicit. We commit to embed a racial equity and justice lens into Keshet’s leadership and staff structure, political analysis, organizational policies, communications, and program content.

About the position:

Keshet’s Community Mobilization team is seeking an intern to help support our mobilization campaigns and identify places we can support Jewish organizations in working to advance LGBTQ rights. Our department is often the bridge and resource guide for Jewish organizations seeking to grow as LGBTQ advocates, and consists of compiling and distributing legislation information, advocacy and lobbying training, coalition building, and more. Duties will include supporting a national queer Jewish youth and allies Get Out the Vote campaign, researching and identifying relevant local and national LGBTQ rights campaigns, creating, updating and organizing existing Keshet resources around civic engagement and advocacy, fact-checking external resources, co-facilitating LGBTQ rights and protections webinars, and working with Keshet staff to develop and deliver new resources. The intern will report to Keshet’s Director of Mobilization, and will work closely with the Education and Training team, Youth team, Data team, as well as the Communications Team when needed. 

Students who apply for this internship should have the following qualifications:

  • Passionate commitment to Keshet’s vision and mission of advancing LGBTQ equality in Jewish life.
  • Experience in or basic understanding of LGBTQ organizing and public policy
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Knowledgeable about and comfortable researching and drafting Jewish and LGBTQ content.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a small staff.

This position is remote, and consists of 5 hours per week.

This is an unpaid internship.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with “Community Mobilization Intern” as the subject line to [email protected] by September 11, 2020.