Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Morasha Community Alliance for Jewish Education
position summary:

Are you looking for an internship where you will never be sent to get coffee and you'll develop real non-profit experience?

Intern responsibilities may include:

help develop and implement a marketing strategy

research and write grant proposals

strategic planning

event planning and promotion

volunteer recruitment or management


Day to day responsibilities will depend on what seems to fit your interests and abilities and our needs best. But it is fair to anticipate that by the end of the internship you will have experience with most elements of non-profit work. Interns will be given projects that they will "own" and see through from start to finish. We will meet with you to create a portfolio of projects that you would be responsible for.

Intern must be able to work directly with Executive Director (who loves to coach and mentor interns) and with other volunteers and to work well independently.

Qualifications: Good written and oral communication skills. We are looking for bright, creative people.

This position is open to people of all faiths and backgrounds.

We are a small organization so you'll get a chance to see a little of everything and you won't be making coffee or copies. We are open to working with your university to provide you with academic credit. We do not have a budget to pay you. But we work in a growth area and you will get terrific hands on experience. We can also help with networking and with recommendations.

We are willing to be really flexible to accommodate paid work, school, or other responsibilities. We can also be flexible about dates, allowing a great intern to start and end on a schedule that worked for him or her.

We are a small non-profit community education alliance that runs the Machar young adult leadership program and Portland’s Florence Melton Adult Mini-School. You will have the opportunity to see and be involved in much of what we do. You can read about our school at

We will also help you with networking and recommendations. Our interns have gone on to highly sought after non-profit jobs and fellowships and we are really proud of them.

If you are interested, please email a cover letter and resume to us and if you seem like a good candidate we can meet for coffee to discuss the internship. Please feel free to pass this opening on to folks who might be interested in building non-profit careers.


Sarah Liebman, Executive Director Morasha Community Alliance for Jewish Education

6680 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, OR 97219

(503) 892-3015 (503) 245-6603 (Fax) [email protected]

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid
Apply by:September 13, 2010
Required Skills and Abilities:Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively
Qualifications:College students, recent graduates, or individuals interested in changing careers are all welcome.
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:[email protected]