Jewish Women's Archive

One Harvard Street, Suite 200
Brookline, MA 02445

Date Posted:
August 01, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Encyclopedia Intern


JWA is looking for an intern to work closely with the Editor on revisions and updates to JWA’s Encyclopedia of Jewish Women. The Encyclopedia, which currently includes approximately 2000 biographical and topical entries about Jewish women across time and place, is a rich resource for students, teachers, clergy, and anyone who wants to know more about the experiences of Jewish women past and present. The Encyclopedia Intern will assist with a wide variety of research, editorial, and organizational tasks involved in updating a major online publication.

The ideal candidate will be motivated and enthusiastic and have a strong interest in Jewish Studies, feminism, and/or public history. For academic-year internships, a commitment of at least 5 hours per week for twelve weeks is required. For summer internships, a commitment of at least 10 hours per week for eight weeks is required. This is an unpaid position, but academic credit may be arranged.

Key Responsibilities
  • Updating the format and content of existing Encyclopedia entries.
  • Locating and securing permissions for media (images, audio, video, documentary sources) to be used in Encyclopedia entries.
  • Doing research and other tasks to support an Editorial Board consisting of renowned scholars of Jewish women’s and gender studies.
  • Maintaining organized records of correspondence, permissions, and submission status.
  • Strong writing skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to meet established deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Keen interest in the history of Jewish women and feminism
  • Background in history, gender studies, or Jewish Studies preferred. Interest in public history a plus.


  • Gain unique insight into the inner workings of a nationally recognized non-profit
  • Gain increased understanding of the editorial process
  • Learn about the rich history of Jewish women
  • Connect to an influential network of professional women and community partners
  • Receive professional advice and guidance from JWA’s talented staff
  • Build marketable professional skills
How To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please include the following on JWA’s job application page:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter with at least one professional reference
  • 2 samples of (or links to) your writing
Apply by:
September 01, 2019
About this Organization:

The Jewish Women's Archive documents Jewish women's stories, elevates their voices, and inspires them to be agents of change.

Put yourself at the intersection of history, feminism, Judaism, and social change. Be part of a dynamic team at a non-profit working to strengthen women’s voices and impact. The Jewish Women’s Archive is a national organization devoted to collecting and promoting the stories and voices of Jewish women, to ensure a more accurate historical narrative and a more inclusive future. In addition to its website, the world's largest source of information on Jewish women, JWA offers a wide range of online and public programs that provide education and insight, trains the thought leaders of tomorrow through a teen fellowship, and sparks conversation on its blog, podcast, book club, and on social media.