Workum Internship Summer 2019

Jewish Federation of Cincinnati Planning & Allocations Intern

The Planning & Allocations intern has an exciting role to play within the Jewish Federation and Cincinnati Jewish community.  The Planning & Allocations process encompasses 80 volunteers in evaluating almost 40 Jewish communal programs.  These programs assist the most vulnerable members of our community as well as providing a space for Jewish identity and engagement.  There are three Planning & Allocations councils: Caring, Connecting, and Discovering, and the Planning & Allocations Intern will work closely with all three councils throughout the summer.


In the role of Planning and Allocations Intern, this individual will:

  • Work closely with Planning & Allocations Associate to coordinate council site visits to local agencies, organize council meetings, and prepare for the site visits and council meetings
  • Attend site visits and holistically evaluate many of the 38 Federation allocated programs
  • Participate in strategic conversations surrounding communal priorities and initiatives
  • Participate in weekly Community Building Department meetings and bi-weekly supervision meetings
  • Manage multiple projects such as research reports, process and outcome evaluations, and community planning


Education Major/Career Interests:

  • Non-profit management
  • Social work
  • Strategic planning
  • Operational management
  • Communications, or related field


Recommended Skills:

  • Evaluation
  • Strategic thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Multitasking
  • Empathy
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Community planning
  • Detail-oriented
  • Budgeting & fiscal management



This role is a meaningful way to benefit the Jewish community through gaining a more nuanced understanding of the community, engaging with dedicated volunteers and professionals, and making a significant impact in making the Jewish community a better and more inclusive space.

About the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati is an umbrella organization that coordinates and fundraises for the Jewish community – over 50 programs and agencies all together, including globally and in Israel.  The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati runs an annual campaign; provides leadership development opportunities; administers planning and allocations; operates an Israel Center (Israeli emissaries and programs); and houses SAFE Cincinnati and JCRC.


Mission: The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati develops and connects leaders, contributors, organizations, and ideas to build an inclusive Jewish community that helps people in need, supports Israel, and assures a vibrant Jewish future.