JPAC Koret Fellow

Job Description


We seek a dynamic and highly skilled individual to join our team as the JPAC Outreach and Communications Student Fellow, sponsored by the Koret Foundation. If you want to make a significant impact and meet California legislators and heads of Jewish agencies throughout the state, this position is for you.

The ideal candidate is a connector who loves to bring people together to work for positive change and is a great communicator who can write compelling letters and social media posts. You will play a vital role in our organization by building relationships with key stakeholders, coordinating events and campaigns, and amplifying our message through various communication channels.

This is a remote, part-time (~15 hours per month), five-month, fixed-term position with additional hours leading up to and during JPAC Capitol Summit on May 9-10, 2023.


Who We Are

The Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California (JPAC) is the voice of California’s Jewish community to the State Capitol. Comprised of 32 leading Jewish community organizations across the state, we advocate in Sacramento on behalf of the Jewish community’s concerns and broadly shared values. Our member organizations – including Jewish Federations, Jewish Community Relations Councils, Jewish Family Service agencies, and others – collectively serve hundreds of thousands of Californians of all backgrounds and represent the interests of California’s 1.2 million Jews, making us the largest single-state coalition of Jewish organizations in the nation.



    • Act as a primary point of contact for building relationships with university students in California and recruit 30 students to the JPAC Capitol Summit May 9-10, 2023, in Sacramento. All expenses for students are covered.
    • Outreach to Jewish student leaders on campuses across California, collaborating with Hillels, student government, etc., to inform them about JPAC and encourage their interest and participation in Jewish community advocacy.
    • Develop a network of college students across campuses who are actively engaged in Jewish and civic life.
    • Support events and campaigns such as board meetings and town halls.
    • Write and edit letters, social media posts, and other communications materials.
    • Build JPAC’s social media presence, and assist with the development and implementation of our communication and outreach strategy.
    • Monitor and analyze the effectiveness of our communication efforts.
    • Collaborate with team members to identify new opportunities for outreach and engagement.
    • Attend JPAC Board meetings (virtual and in-person, if possible) and JPAC Capitol Summit 2023 in Sacramento (in person) – all expenses will be covered.

The JPAC fellow reports to the JPAC Programs Associate.


Desired Skills and Qualifications

    • A current college student who cares deeply about Jewish values
    • Interest in public policy
    • Strong communication skills, with a proven ability to write clear, compelling, and persuasive materials
    • Experience building relationships with diverse groups of people
    • Event planning and coordination experience
    • A passion for bringing people together to work for positive change
    • Proficiency with social media and other digital communication platforms
    • Ability to design images and graphics for social media and other event marketing
    • Excellent organizational and project management skills
    • Flexibility and adaptability in an independent, remote environment

We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this position. If you are excited about the opportunity to make a difference and believe you have the skills and experience we seek, we encourage you to apply.


Time and Compensation

$20 per hour. The student intern should be able to commit to an average of 15 hours per month.
The internship term is through June 15, 2023, and may be renewed annually.


To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume describing your interest and experience to Helena Weiss-Duman, Programs Associate,