Workum Internship Summer 2019

Internship at The Jewish Foundation

A Workum Summer Intern at The Jewish Foundation will learn a great deal about Jewish philanthropy generally, and the grant-making process, specifically. While working at the Foundation, the Intern will observe how Foundation Trustees and staff prioritize and sequence their plan for realizing strategic objectives and investing in high-impact initiatives in the local Jewish community. The Intern will be directly involved in projects that will help Foundation Staff and Trustees make better and more well-informed decisions about how to use its resources.


Some of the duties are as follows:

  • Research Projects in the Foundation’s Grant-Making Areas – will involve going on-line and making phone calls to gather and compile information on exciting, relevant initiatives happening locally and nationally in our philanthropic content areas. The intern may also develop summaries or briefs on a variety of journal and news articles relevant to our overall mission.
  • Event Planning – the Foundation may organize events related to its grantmaking activity, and the Intern will be critical in assisting with logistical planning, preparing content, extending invitations and other tasks in organizing the event.
  • Attend Meetings – the Intern will be included in relevant meetings to observe and participate in the Foundation’s interaction with the local Jewish community.
  • Participating in and Taking Notes on Conference Calls – writing summaries of content delivered by national experts in our funding areas.


Education Major/Career Interests:

  • Current student of business, social services, pre-law.


Recommended Skills:

  • Organized, strong communication and interpersonal skills, technically inclined.

About the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati

The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati was established in 1995 with approximately $70 million in assets. For the next 15 years, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees made approximately $3.5 million in grants each year as part of its mission to advance, promote and strengthen the Cincinnati Jewish community.

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