"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead
- Margaret Mead
THE MISSION The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs combats poverty, racism and anti-Semitism in partnership with Chicago's diverse communities. Guided by the Jewish prophetic principles of "Tzedek" (justice) and "Tikkun Olam," (repairing the world) we pursue human rights and socio-economic justice for our most vulnerable populations by empowering communities from within (learn more about JCUA).
THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM JCUA accepts interns year-round. The year is divided into three internship sessions: Fall (September-December), Winter/Spring (January-May), and Summer (June-August). Applicants may apply for any session. See more on minimum time commitments here. JCUA accepts undergraduate and graduate students, as well as non-students. High school students may only apply if they are alumni of JCUA's Teen Social Justice Institute: "Or Tzedek." JCUA encourages applicants from all racial, ethnic, and religious background, sexual orientations and genders. Learn more about the internship program.
BE THE CHANGE JCUA aims to provide its interns with meaningful engagement in social justice issues through a Jewish lens. At JCUA interns gain professional experience, as well as tools and skills to excel in an effective and focused non-profit environment. Internships are available in the following areas:
- Advocacy and Community Organizing
- Or Tzedek Teen Social Justice Program
- Community Development
- Communications (including video production, graphic design, photography, social media, journalism)
- Fundraising and Event Planning
- Jewish-Muslim Relations