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Paid Internship Opportunity

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | Permalink

The Jewish Book Council seeks to hire an individual for a paid part-time internship, commencing January 7th. The intern will be required to be in the office on Wednesdays, Fridays, as well as one additional day during the week. Details can be found below. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to with subject: RESUME, Internship by December 17th.


The intern will work with a small in-house staff. All members of the Jewish Book Council must:

  • Be able to work independently, multi-task, and communicate well in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment
  • Maintain flexibility working with a variety of programs in the ever-expanding JBC
  • Be organized and manage time efficiently on his/her own to meet deadlines
  • Have strong people, phone and writing skills, basic computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher)
  • Be able to take initiative
  • Demonstrate professionalism, flexibility, good judgment, resourcefulness, and be a team player
  • Be able to exercise professional judgment to resolve moderately complex problems
  • Have a bright, positive attitude, and be interested in Jewish literature and the mission of the Jewish Book Council.

Specific duties

  • Administrative duties
  • Answer main JBC phone line
  • Research newly published books
  • Send for review copies of newly published books
  • Modify and manage lists in Excel
  • Send acknowledgments for magazine subscriptions and donations
  • Manage website content and online data entry (no prior experience necessary)
  • Contribute to JBC Twitter feed and blog
  • Write Jewish Book World BookNotes
  • Assist JBC staff with JBC programs

Some familiarity with wordpress and design programs preferred.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to with subject: RESUME, Internship by December 17th.

Internship Opportunity

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 | Permalink

Jewish Book Council is looking for a summer intern June-August 2012; dates and time are flexible (please include available dates/time along with resume). An ideal candidate will be a rising high school senior or college student interested in literature, journalism, publishing, social media, and expanding their network. Please note that this is an unpaid internship. Details can be found here.