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Jobs at the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research

The Institute’s staff currently numbers about 35 employees. Most of the researchers have a master’s degree or higher in the fields of social science and public policy. In addition, the Institute employs staff on administration, communications, and partnership development. First and second degree students may be recruited as research assistants and new researchers. 

New positions are published from time to time. 

In addition to the regular positions, the Institute receives occasional interns from various organizations and institutions for short and long periods of time. Here are the currently offered internships:

Public Relations Intern

The department for Public Relations and Media is in charge of disseminating the knowledge that is being produced in the institute and widening its impact. The department’s team manages and improves the online presence of the Jerusalem Institute, raises awareness of the Institute’s capabilities, goals and values, in order both to preserve and to increase the impact of our research activity within the Israeli government, local municipalities, and for our international partners. In 2019, we aim to dedicate our energy mostly on creating content for the Institute’s website and on making it a significant tool in our business development. We aim to increase the Institute’s impact and familiarity by having honest, reliable, and accurate content, along with cutting edge design and technology. We are looking for someone to help our internet manager in planning and achieving this goal.

Fellowship Description: 

The Fellow will participate in the strategic planning of the Institute’s public relations and media department, assist in the development of a the Institute’s site, and help improving the cultivation of English-speaking audience and the development of tools needed to approach them. Specific tasks may include:

  • Participating in the strategic planning of the Institute’s public relations and media department- work flows and structure, responsibilities within the Institute staff
  • Assist in creating content (text+photos)
  • In the website
  • Linkedin
  • Newsletters 
  • Youtube channel
  • Improve the cultivation of English-speaking audience and the development of tools needed to approach them

Specific tasks may include:

  • Writing and editing content for the website and social media to promote our various areas of research- such as East Jerusalem, our Statistical Yearbook, urban sustainability, etc.. 
  • Mapping relevant stakeholders and optimizing the Institute client base
  • Identifying potential clients’ needs 
  • Formulating campaigns with social goals according to the Institute’s projects and publications
  • Writing and editing English newsletters
  • Identifying relevant databases and managing the organizational information in English
  • Photographing Jerusalem according to the visual principles of the Institute and cataloging all the photographs in a consistent and intelligent manner

Qualifications Required for the Internship:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Microsoft office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Drive. 
  • Strong internet literacy and social media skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and in collaboration with others
  • Broad, independent, and creative thinking
  • Curiosity, dedication, motivation and a desire to learn
  • Interests in a broad range of topics, such as geopolitics and the Middle East, urbanism, environment and society

The following qualifications would be an advantage:

  • Graphic Design capabilities (Photoshop or Indesign) 
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS Code 
  • Experience in photography
  • Experience with creating video content (Script, film, edit)
  • Knowledge of social media and marketing  
  • A journalist’s soul

Resource Development Fellow

The Resource Development and Partnerships Department is tasked with managing all donor relations, finding new sources of funding, and developing local and international relationships with relevant institutes.

Fellowship Description:

The fellow will be responsible for conducting online background research for fundraising purposes and for writing and editing proposals, reports and marketing materials. In the long term, the fellow will develop fund raising skills and experience. There will also be opportunities to attend events, conferences and tours in English. The work will include project management, writing & editing, social media and online research, but specific tasks will vary in accordance with the fellow’s skills and interests. 

Qualifications required for the Internship:

  • Personal interest in the work of the Institute
  • Intelligence and motivation
  • Computer Literacy
  • Good writing skills 
  • Marketing experience (optional)