Young Leadership and Internship Opportunities 


Assignments include:


    - Attendance at and reporting on Congressional hearings;

    - Meetings and other contact with Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and U.S. and foreign government officials;

    - Outreach to Jewish Federations, Community Relations Councils, national Jewish agencies and others;

    - Research and organizing of community programs existing in the successor states;

    - Research and writing of position papers, testimony, informational materials, and NCSEJ Country Reports;

    Monitoring human rights and regional developments through media, Internet, and direct contacts;

    Aiding in the planning, preparation and execution of major programs and events;

    - Outreach to interns and college students;

    - General clerical


Languages: Proficiency in Russian and/or Ukrainian a plus.

Time Commitment: Interns must commit to working at least 15 hours per week.

Academic Credit: NCSEJ is prepared to coordinate internships with university officials for existing programs only.

Financial Aid: Because NCSEJ is a not-for-profit agency, no financial aid is available. Business-related expenses will be reimbursed.

Application Procedure: Please forward a résumé, cover letter and a short writing sample to or to:


Attn: Intern Coordinator

1120 20th Street NW, Suite 300N,

Washington, DC 20036

Young Leadership Program


NCSEJ has been developing and coordinating a young Russian-speaking Jewish professional group in Washington. The group has held regular meetings at the NCSEJ offices and throughout Washington. NCSEJ's program seeks to develop their knowledge of the American Jewish community, especially the organized community, and engage them with Jewish life in the United States and their countries of origin.


To be a part of NCSEJ Young Leadership Program please email us at

2008-2011 Hillel at Stanford in Collaborations with Moscow Hillel and Kyiv Hillel

Young adults from Stanford University traveled to Russia, Ukraine and Poland, along with participants from several Russian universities in a select student leadership program focused on advocacy and cross-cultural dialogue. The program, developed and coordinated by NCSEJ in collaboration with Stanford University and Hillels, as part of a three-year project supported by grants from the Koret Foundation, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco.


The major themes addressed during the trips included Jewish religious and organizational life, Jewish identity, anti-Semitism, and democracy building.


NCSEJ, an advocate for Jewish communities in the successor states of the FSU for forty years, provided the program with a unique and critical perspective about government and community-level Jewish life and institutions.


The project is an important part of NCSEJ’s ongoing mission to link Jewish communities in the U.S. and former Soviet Union, and to develop a new generation of activists. The program allowed students to promote a cross-cultural exchange and strengthen Jewish identity; arrange meetings with government officials to discuss issues of concern to the Jewish community; and strengthen the commitment to Jewish life through social welfare activity.