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The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

8499 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236 Telephone: 513-985-1500

The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Young Adult Division (YAD) & Creating Your Jewish Legacy (CYJL)

Workum Internship – Summer 2019

Organization Description:

The Young Adult Division (YAD) mission is to provide meaningful opportunities for young adults (age 25-45) to learn about and engage with the Jewish Federation. Additionally providing opportunities to connect with other young adults to maximize a communal sense of responsibility, YAD works to foster young leaders through leadership development as well as community engagement.  LEAD (Lead, Educate, Act and Develop) is a YAD initiative to educate young professionals in Cincinnati about all that the community offers, ultimately preparing each participant to take a leadership position within the Jewish community.
The Planned Giving and Endowments department focuses on building the long-term stability and sustainability of the Jewish Federation—and the community—by encouraging donors to make a legacy gift in their will, retirement fund, or life insurance policy. Create Your Jewish Legacy (CYJL) is an initiative to assist our local agencies and congregations in building their own endowment funds. The Legacy Flame is a unique, interactive exhibit to recognize donors who make this type of gift.

Workum Intern Job Description:

The Intern will work within the Development department of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, primarily but not limited to two departments: the Young Adult Division (YAD) and the Planned Giving and Endowments department.
The Workum Intern will be responsible for the coordination of many of the activities associated with these departments, including:

  • Event planning and logistics for the Young Adult Division, including orientation for LEAD (Lead, Educate, Act, Develop) recruitment
  • Help to manage the Cincinnati Vine young adult interactive hub
  • Donor recognition and stewardship activities, including preparing gifts for legacy donors, coordinating delivery of thank you letters, and other projects,
  • Lead efforts to increase accessibility of the Legacy Flame for the hearing impaired, including transcribing video interviews of legacy donors,
  • Help with video editing and storytelling for interviewed legacy donors (provided interviews can be scheduled during the internship),
  • Help build donor profiles for the Legacy Flame exhibit, including gathering materials and loading multimedia content into the exhibit, and
  • Other administrative tasks for the department.

The intern will report directly to the Create Your Jewish Legacy Project Manager, in association with the Young Adult Division Officer, and will also work as part of the Development team.


  • Detail-oriented
  • Good organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience planning events a plus
  • Interest in design/user experience a plus