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Internships at the JCL
The Jewish Community of Louisville internship program welcomes students and recent graduates who wish to supplement their education and professional experience by working in a not-for-proﬁt organization. JCL internships offer experiential education in a challenging, hands-on environment in exchange for a substantive contribution from gifted and interested individuals.
The JCL was created in 2009 through the merger of the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Community
Federation. It is the central organization of the Jewish community in the Louisville metropolitan area. JCL interns will have the opportunity to work with both the fundraising and development and the programming sides of the organization.
The JCL is umbrella fundraising organization for the Jewish community. Through the annual Federation
Campaign, the JCL raises more than 2.5 million dollars for Jewish organizations in Louisville and around the world. The JCL also provides leadership development, community planning and public relations for the Jewish community in Louisville, and publishes Community, a monthly newspaper.
The Jewish Community Center is the programming arm of the JCL. The J is a human service agency committed to enhancing the quality of family life and promoting the physical, intellectual and spiritual wellness of the individual. It provides health-related activities, cultural and educational programs that serve the community at large, including populations at risk. Membership and services are offered to the Jewish and general community.
There are three application deadlines and selection periods per year. Internships require a minimum
commitment of 20 hours per week for three months, during which time interns complete a specific project as well as daily assignments. Interns also participate in departmental meetings, special events, and various educational programs, as well as attend JCL events.
The Jewish Community of Louisville seeks diversity in its intern staff and provides equal opportunity to its applicants.
The Application Process
Applications may be submitted electronically by emailing email@example.com and attaching your application form, resume and samples or portfolio by the appropriate deadline. Include your school’s credit requirements in the e-mail.
Application materials are under review for approximately three to four weeks after the deadline. Candidates for interviews will be notified by e-mail. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
The JCL offers unpaid internships three times throughout the year. Students interested in cooperative education or academic credit should contact their college placement office or counselor for more information.
If you have questions about applying for an internship, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 502-238-2703. You can also mail applications ATTN: Angie Rose, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville KY, 40205
Application Deadlines (three yearly)
Fall Term (September – December): August 1
Winter/Spring Term (January – May): November 1
Summer Term (May – August): April 15
INTERNSHIPS ARE OFFERED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
Graphic Design/Social Media Internship
The JCL Graphic Design Intern will assist with the creation of internal and external marketing and program materials. Projects may include but are not limited to; designing logo and posters, creating new and updating website pages, designing advertisements and other design projects on an as-needed basis. Interns will need to be very proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite. Adobe Dreamweaver, Joomla or Adobe Premiere experience a plus. Interns must have completed at least one year of college to apply.
The JCL Community/Marketing Intern will help prepare Community on a monthly basis. Duties will include but are not limited to story research and writing, taking photos and working with archive materials. Interns will also write press releases and handle media requests. Interns will need a background in newspaper writing and Microsoft Office experience. Photo experience a plus. Interns will also complete other Marketing functions as needed. Interns must have completed at least one year of college to apply.