Workum Internship Summer 2021

Workum Intern- The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati


A Workum Intern at TJF will learn about Jewish philanthropy, the grant-making process, and our Cincinnati Jewish community. The Intern will observe how our Trustees and staff work to realize strategic objectives by investing in high-impact initiatives in the local Jewish community. The Intern’s work will directly help the Foundation Staff and Trustees make better and more well-informed decisions about how to use its resources. Primary Intern tasks will be related to Research Projects in the Foundation’s Grant-Making Areas: going on-line and making phone calls to gather and compile information on exciting, relevant initiatives happening locally and nationally in our philanthropic content areas. The intern may also develop summaries or briefs on a variety of journal and news articles relevant to our overall mission. Additionally, Interns may be included in relevant meetings to observe and participate in the Foundation’s interaction with the local Jewish. Participate in (and take notes) on Conference Calls and may (rarely) be tasked with helping to plan events.


Education Major/Career Interests

  • No specific requirements


Recommended Skills

  • Basic computer skills are helpful



  • An interest and desire to learn about the Cincinnati Jewish Community

About the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati


The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati was established in 1995 with ~$70 million in assets from the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati. In 2010, the Foundation sold Jewish Hospital to Mercy Health, and the proceeds increased the Foundation’s asset base, which is now more than $400 million. The Foundation now invests approximately $18 million annually in the Cincinnati Jewish community to strengthen Jewish identity, Jewish education, and engagement, and to ensure that the basic needs of vulnerable community members are met. The Foundation also provides capacity building grants enabling the community’s institutions to meet individual needs efficiently and effectively.