The ADL New York / New Jersey Region’s Internship Program provides professional development training for college and graduate school students seeking real-life experience in the non-profit sector. It is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to receive college credit and/or community service credit.

About ADL:

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

The ADL New York / New Jersey Region office, overseen by Regional Director Evan Bernstein, serves New York State, Northern and Central New Jersey with anti-bias education programs, advocacy work, and interfaith/intergroup initiatives.

Now accepting applications for the following positions

Development: Spring 2018

Regional Ops: Spring 2018



Development Internship:

  • Assisting with the logistics and coordination of regional cultivation and fundraising events including conducting venue research, reviewing invitation lists, tracking supporters and sponsors, and following up with vendors
  • Creating newsletters, e-blasts, website updates and other digital content
  • Conducting internet research on peer organizations and prospective corporate/foundation donors
  • Assisting with the organization and updating of event files and donor lists (offline and in Microsoft Word and Excel)


Regional Operations Internship:

  • Shadow the respective manager and designated colleague(s) to gain a real-world work experience and a greater understanding of ADL’s work related to combating anti-Semitism, building interfaith partnerships and various initiatives with members of the law enforcement community
  • Read print and electronic media outlets connected to ADL’s mission
  • Under direct supervision, conduct research, prepare memos and letters and draft meeting minutes in order to gain experience in the implementation of community service work
  • Participate in special projects in the fields of civil rights, international affairs, education and management
  • Create and manage contact information lists
  • Assist with processing expense reports and managing grants
  • Assist with creating and compiling materials for programs, events, and presentations


Education Internship

  • Provide administrative support to the regional education team:
  • Serve as a liaison to No Place For Hate Coordinators
  • Maintain lists for periodic communications to clients and potential clients
  • Respond to program inquiries via email
  • Socialize ADL’s Education resources via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Identify and capture participant impact stories for integration in educational content and funding proposals to expand educational programming



  • Student in undergraduate or graduate degree program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Interested in ADL’s mission
  • Available to work approximately 2-3 days/week with flexible hours
  • Volunteer/community service experience
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Quick learner, demonstrates initiative, team player
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Ability to complete advanced formatting, layout, and mail merge tasks
  • Ability to manage and manipulate large amounts of data in Excel
  • Knowledge of operation of standard office equipment e.g. fax machine, phones and photocopier
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Professional demeanor


Preferred but not required

  • Previous internship experience
  • Leadership role at university club/group


College and Graduate School Internship Application

To apply for ADL New York Region's Internship Program, please fill out the form below.