About Avodah

The Jewish Service Corps strengthens the Jewish community's fight against the causes and effects of poverty in the United States. We do this by engaging participants in service and community building that inspire them to become lifelong leaders for social change whose work for justice is rooted in and nourished by Jewish values. Participants in our service Corps program live out and deepen their commitments to social change and Jewish life through a year of full-time work at anti-poverty organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC. This work partners Corps members with service providers and residents in low income communities and equips our Corps members and alumni to emerge as lifelong agents for social change, whose work for justice is rooted in and nourished by Jewish values. After participants complete this intensive year-long program, our extensive alumni network provides a broad platform for long-term leadership in social change and Jewish life.


Recruitment Intern

June 2021 - August 2021 New York City, NY
“I enjoyed the culture of the team, as well as the thoughtful projects my supervisor assigned to me. Everyone on Team Avodah is kind, friendly, and will reach out to you to see how you are enjoying your internship, and will care about your answer. The entire staff, including those who were not on the Recruitment team, was invested in my success, which made me feel supported and welcomed from day one of the job. My projects during the summer were also well-thought out and important. I never did busywork or work that I could not handle; my supervisor, Emily, understood what I was looking to get out of my internship and tailored my projects based on those desires. My experience felt very personal and I am proud of the work I accomplished. Avodah wants you to find your strengths at your internship and help them out through your own learning!”

Development Intern

June 2020 - July 2020 New York City, NY
“I learned a lot about how nonprofit development teams operate. Everyone was extremely kind and welcoming, and the projects I was assigned were satisfying to me because I could see how my work was helping Avodah as a whole. ”
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