Internships, Jobs, and Israel Opportunities

Elon Hillel actively recruits Jewish students for summer and post-graduate internships, programs in the Jewish community, and opportunities in Israel.

Here is a snapshot of Elon students "doing Jewish" in Summer 2014 and during the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • 21 Elon students (and one staff member) will participate in Taglit-Birthright trips during the 2014 summer
  • 2 Elon students and 1 Elon alum will participate in the Brandeis Collegiate Institute
  • 2 Elon students will participate in the MASA Eilat Hotel & Tourism Israel Internship
  • 2 Elon students will participate in the Onward Israel Repair the World Service Learning Initiative in Be'er Sheva
  • 1 Elon student will participate in the Onward Israel Internship in Jerusalem
  • 1 Elon students will participate in the Onward Israel Internship in Tel Aviv
  • 1 Elon student will work at the Union for Reform Judaism 6 Points Sports Academy
  • 1 Elon student will be a Machon Kaplan intern at the Religious Action Center
  • 1 Elon student is starting a fellowship at the American Hebrew Academy
  • 1 Elon student is starting work as a Hillel professional
  • 1 Elon student will lead trips for BBYO Passport
  • 10+ Elon students will work at Jewish summer camps


Here are 3 great resources for jobs, internships, programs, and study opportunities:

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS, JOBS, AND PROGRAMS (see listings for POST-GRAD at the bottom of the page)

Adamah Field Apprentice, April 1 to December 6, 2014. Adamah Farm is seeking a seasonal field apprentice to help with operations at the farm, including seeding, planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, washing, organizing deliveries, composting, etc. At least one season of experience in production agriculture is required, and must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds and enjoy working outdoors. If interested, contact Janna Berger. (Updated January 2014)

Machon Kaplan, Social Justice Policy Work/Study Internship at the Religious Action Center of the Reform Movement, June 8 to July 20, 2014.   This is a unique six-week work/study internship program for college students interested in Judaism and social Jusitce.  Based in Washington, D.C. at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, it provides students with a meaningful internship dealing with social justice issues. Program costs and housing are provided free of charge. Application closes February 1, 2014. (Updated January 2014)

Brandeis Collegiate Institute, June 17 to July 13, 2014. BCI is an intensive experience in Jewish culture and community offered to young adults from around the world.  BCI is a 26-day exploration of self and Judaism within a safe, pluralistic community in Southern California.  Generous subsidies available for travel and program expenses. Early applications due March 12, 2014, and after that applicants will be accepted as space allows. Final applications due May 7, 2014. Contact Kyla Sokoll-Ward if you have any questions. (Updated January 2014)

Collegiate Leadership Internship Program:  Professional Paid Internships in NYC, June 9 to August 13, 2014.  CLIP matches interns with meaningful and engaging internships at a variety of for-profit, non-profit, and Jewish communal organizations.  Participants also engage in weekly seminars in a dynamic, peer-driven experience.    Application closes February 3, 2014. (Updated January 2014)

Lewis Summer Intern Program:  Jewish Community Paid Internships in Chicago: This is an eight-week paid work/study internship program in the Chicago Jewish community.  All internships involve Jewish Community Service and are hosted by agencies and/or departments of the Jewish United Fund/Federation. Applicants must live in the state of Illinois, or their parents must. Applications close January 24, 2014. (Updated January 2014)

Paid Summer Internships in the Jewish Community in Cleveland, May 28 to August 8, 2014.The Cleveland Summer Internship Program offers Jewish undergraduates who will be juniors or seniors the opportunity to work at paid internships for ten weeks in Cleveland. There are a variety of internship opportunities to choose from, including working with local businesses and non-profits. Application closes February 7, 2014. (Updated January 2014)

    American Jewish Committee Goldman Fellowship, June 2 to August 1, 2014 AJC's Goldman Fellowship Program is designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. This competitive Fellowship gives undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to work in offices domestically and throughout the world - from New York City to Melbourne, Australia.Fellows work closely with supervisors in a mentor relationship with senior AJC personnel to learn about strategy, advocacy, and the development and implementation of programming. Fellows may also spend part of their time developing an independent project with the AJC office to which they are assigned. AJC Goldman Fellows receive $3,000 for the 9-week program plus major travel expenses. Applications due February 7, 2014. (Updated January 2014)

Staff a BBYO Jewish Teen Travel Experience to Israel, Europe, Africa & Beyond. You must have completed at least four years of college and have had significant travel experience, preferably including participation in an Israel educational program. Applications close March 5, 2014; it is rolling admission; the sooner applications are submitted the better. (Updated January 2014)

Tikvah Summer Fellowship on Jewish Thought & Citizenship, July 27 to August 8, 2014 is open to university students and young professionals. This fellowship in New York City offers students the chance to study with some of the best teachers of Jewish texts and ideas. The program is free, housing is covered, and all participants receive a $1,000 stipend for participating.  Travel stipends are also available. Applications close March 1, 2014. (Updated January 2014)

The Steiner Summer Program at the Yiddish Book Center, June 8 to July 25, 2014. A tuition-free, seven-week immersion in Yiddish language and culture. The goal of the program is to provide a new generation with: Yiddish language literacy; Substantive knowledge of the history, literature, and culture of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond; Practical models for preservation, research, translation, and artistic expression. Six undergraduate college credits will be available from the University of Massachusetts. Some housing subsidies are available. No prior knowledge of Yiddish is required for beginner students! Applications are due by February 10, 2014. (Updated January 2014)

6 Points Sports Academy Is seeking applicants for a variety of positions, ranging from athletic trainers to song leaders. Free room and board plus honorarium of $1600 - $2400.  At 6 Points, young Jewish athletes from all over North America participate in a unique camping experience that offers top-level sports training and all the beloved traditions of Reform Jewish camping. Within this community, campers form friendships for life and achieve a higher quality of life as young Jewish athletes. (Updated January 2014)

University of Virginia Hebrew Summer Language Program  Provides students with little or no previous knowledge of Hebrew with an intensive 8 week program. In accordance with the SLI's Rapid Language Acquisition model (known as 8+12+8), students will earn 12 credit hours. By the end of the program, you will possess the linguistic and cultural tools needed to communicate in Hebrew with confidence, sensitivity, accuracy and agency. Applicants admitted on a rolling basis, and applications will be available at the end of January 2014. (Updated January 2014)

The Germany Close Up Fellowship: An Open Student Program for Students and Young Professionals in Affiliation with the Orthdox Union, August 11 to 21, 2014 is an initiative created to provide Jewish American students with an opportunity to experience modern Germany up close and personally.  A generous government scholarship covers two-thirds of the cost, so students pay the reamining $870. Two Elon students have participated in the past, and had extraordinary experiences. Observing Shabbat and keeping kosher are mandatory on this trip. The application closes April 8, 2014. (Updated January 2014)

DOROT Summer College Internship, June 11 to August 7, 2014 Spend the summer participating in an eight-week DOROT internship program! There internships are designed for college students interested in non-profit management, community organizing, social work, and working with the elderly. Interns work Monday- Thursday. This  is an unpaid internship and does not provide housing. DOROT will provide a monthly metro card. Limited spots available and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Contact Rebecca Zinger for more information at rzinger@dorotusa.org or (917) 441-5054. (Updated January 2014)

The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life Internships, June 2 to August 8, 2014 provide internships for the History Department, the Museum of Southern Jewish Experience, Rabbinic and Cantorial students, and Community Engagement. Interns live in Jackson, Mississippi. The Institute helps interns locate lodging, but students must pay for their own room and board. (Updated January 2014)

Stony Point Summer Institute "Farm the Land, Grow the Spirit" Program June 2- July 10, 2014   Is a Multifaith Peace, Justice and Earthcare Program for Young Adults. The Stony Point Summer Institute is seeking Jewish, Christian and Muslim young adults, ages 19-29, who are grounded in their tradition and who have a passion for multi-faith social activism and civic engagement. We are offering a rich opportunity to live in a community with peers from different faiths. Together we will study the wisdom of the three Abrahamic traditions and learn skills for faith-based social transformation as we strengthen our relationship to the earth. There is no cost to participating in the Summer Institute other than travel to Stony Point, NY.  Scholarships to cover travel are available based on need. Early applications due January 31, 2014 and regular applications due March 21, 2014. (Updated January 2014)

Hillel Onward Israel Jerusalem Internship, June 16 to August 7, 2014 Develops your professional future and builds your resume through a high-level and immersive internships side by side with Israeli peers. This tailor-made Jerusalem-based internship program provides you with work experience based on your skills, interests and future plans. The program costs $500. Applications accepted on rolling basis. (Updated January 2014)

Birthright Israel Excel is for college students and graduating seniors who are pursuing careers in business and/or technology. It is an elite year-long fellowship that begins with a 10-week business internship in Israel. Fellows are mentored by Israeli peers and and professional mentors. All expenses are paid for. Applications are due February 2, 2014. (Updated January 2014)

Washington University Israel Summer Business Academy, June 15 to July 24, 2014 The Israel Summer Business Academy (ISBA) is a once-in-a-lifetime, six-credit hour educational experience for students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship.This unique opportunity, open to undergraduate students of all faiths and beliefs, allows you to study and immerse yourself in the Israeli business environment. You’ll learn about entrepreneurship and innovation through coursework, speakers and company visits. Applications due February 15, 2014. (Updated January 2014)

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Non-Profit Internship Program awards twenty paid internships every summer to ZSR-grantee organizations that are that are working to advance the Foundation’s values in the areas of Community Economic Development, Public Education, Social Justice & Equity, Environment, and/or Strengthening Democracy. Students spend eight weeks working in their internships.

Developing Leaders of Global Health Systems Summer Partnership between University of Georgia and University of Haifa, June 15 to August 7, 2014 aims to identify and develop a future generation of people who will lead health systems around the world. They will come together in Israel, learn together, develop life-long relationships with colleagues from around the world and then return home to promote best practices in health care.At the completion of the program, students will have acquired new skills in leadership and new knowledge of health care delivery. Students will receive credits from either the University of Haifa or the University of Georgia (depending on enrollment), both two internationally-recognized universities, that may well be applied to their home universities. They will also receive a certificate of completion at the close of the program. (Updated January 2014)

Temple Israel Fellowship, May 31 to August 10, 2014 is designed to give participants a sense of what all aspects of life are like as a young Jewish professional living in Memphis. Up to 15 outstanding fellows will be selected to participate. The TI Fellowship is perfect for young Jewish adults – whether originally from Memphis or a potential transplant to Memphis – who want a head start on beginning a career in a great city that not only offers ample opportunity for career advancement, but also the chance to make a profound difference in the lives of others. All TI Fellows will participate in a full-time internship (minimum 30 hours per week) in the Memphis area. The TI Fellowship has lined up numerous high-quality internship opportunities in a variety of industries that are pre-approved to qualify for the Internship component of the TI Fellowship. Housing is provided and fellows receive a $3,000 stipend upon successful completion of the program. Applications are due February 7, 2014. (Updated January 2014)

Yahel Repair the World Onward Israel Service-Learning Initiative, June 23 to July 31, 2014 is a 6-week immersive Jewish service-learning program based in Be'er Sheva followed by leadership development and community engagement on campus. Participants do meaningful community-driven service in one of the most fascinating cities in Israel! Volunteer in the local non-profit sector, working in community gardens, teaching English or mentoring children and families at a woman's shelter. Learn firsthand about the unique character of Be'er Sheva while living and working in one of its neighborhoods. You will encounter diverse social change initiatives in the Negev region and the rest of the country as you engage with Israel through the lens of social change. The program includes training to prepare you to be a student leader on campus when you treturn to school. (Updated January 2014)

Civic Education Project (CEP) Service Learning Program is a leadership and civic engagement program at Northwestern University, and NOW HIRING exceptional staff for the 2014 Spring & Summer service-learning programs. Join CEP for a weekend, week or month in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Baltimore or Washington DC this Spring or Summer! Apply now to work with outstanding middle and high school students from across the country. Instructional, residential and administrative positions are available! Staff receive a stipend, room and board, and training in service-learning and experiential education. Travel reimbursement is available for many programs.

Summer Conference Coordinator Intern, June 10 to August 10, 2014 As a Conference Coordinator Intern at Hillel’s Schusterman International Center, you will work with key stakeholders at Hillel’s downtown headquarters to plan, organize, and help facilitate Hillel’s premier summer training, Hillel Institute. This week-long training will occur at the end of the summer in St. Louis, and is attended by hundreds of staff and students from around the country. There is a $1,000 living stipend for 8 weeks. Applications are due Friday, March 7.

Grinspoon-Morningstar Fellowship offers college students the opportunity to make a profound impact on their campuses through coalition building, research, civic engagement, and 360º activism. There is an annual stipend of $1200. For the 2014-2015 academic year, ICC will select 50 exceptional undergraduates to serve as Grinspoon-Morningstar Fellows on campuses nationwide. We need your help in identifying and nominating the best students you know for this prestigious fellowship. At your earliest convenience, please submit your nominations at http://bit.ly/1mwGZmy. Contact Nancy Luberoff for more information.


Israel Teaching Fellows is an elite fellowship that places outstanding college graduates in Israel's underserved communities to teach English as part of a 10 month service learning program. Israel Teaching Fellows is heavily subsidized by Israel's Ministry of Education and Masa Israel, making the total cost to participants only $1,000, including flight, housing, medical insurance and a monthly stipend designed to cover food expenses. (Updated January 2014)

AVODAH:  Spend a Year Fighting Poverty  AVODAH recruits people in their 20s from across the United States to spend a year working on urban poverty issues as full-time employees in local non-profit organizations. During their year of service, participants live and study together, forming a community of people making a connection between social activism and Jewish life.   Placements are available in Chicago, New York, New Orleans, and Washington DC.  AVODAH provides furnished subsidized housing for all Corps members, so you will not have to look for your own housing.  You will also receive monthly living stipends, health insurance, travel subsidies, and an educational award. Applications due February 10, 2014. (Updated January 2014)

American Hebrew Academy Fellowship Program is a one-year Fellowship at The American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro.  AHA is America’s premier Jewish pluralistic college prep boarding school, serving students from 28 states and 13 countries. Each year we employ ten or more post-college graduates in our Fellowship program.  Fellows gain valuable career advancing skills while working with our students academically, residentially, and Jewishly (formal and informal).  For both students and residential staff, the Academy provides an environment that is nurturing to the mind, body, and soul. Fellows receive free housing (large 2 room apartment), free kosher meals, generous monthly salary ($1,000/month), health benefits, and access to campus amenities including the health center, athletic fields, pluralistic religious opportunities, and more. (Updated January 2014)
Tikkun Olam:  Live, Study and Volunteer in Tel Aviv-Jaffa for 5, or 10 months:  Volunteering in Tel Aviv has never been so affordable!   Get housing, Hebrew classes, professional volunteering guidance, trips and tours and more for as little as $500 for 5 months!  Check out all the scholarships offered to make a semester of volunteering in Israel's most exciting city accessible to everyone! (Updated January 2014)
The Yahel Social Change Program, October 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 provides an opportunity for you to live, learn and volunteer alongside Israelis in a predominantly Ethiopian Israeli neighborhood.  Spend 9 months in Israel for as low as $1,000 (including flight), including accommodations and all program expenses. (Updated January 2014)
Brandeis University MAT Program 2014-2015  is a unique, thirteen month program preparing teachers for Jewish day schools. It includes a teacher research project presented during the summer session and a year-long, mentored internship at a dayschool in the Boston Area. This program will set a strong foundation in Jewish teaching and learning and lead to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree. Rolling admission. (Updated January 2014)
Brandeis UniversityDeLeT Program 2014-2015  begins with a fully-funded (also includes a stipend) year of studying Hebrew and classic Jewish texts at Pardes in Jerusalem. This is followed by a second year of graduate study at Brandeis University and includes a year-long internship at a Jewish day school, after which students will have earned a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree. Generous scholarship help provided during the second year. Rolling admission. (Updated January 2014)
Bronfman Fellowship at the Schusterman International Center of Hillel in D.C. is for recent college graduates to work in the Office of the President at the largest international Jewish non-profit organization.The Bronfman Fellow will be included in meetings, key research, communications, travel and other executive matters and develop professional skills and insights. For questions contact bmighdoll@hillel.org. Applications due January 26, 2014. (Updated January 2014)
Institute of Southern Jewish Life Education Fellowship is a two year experience in Jewish communal services and leadership skills. Fellows will work to create a common body of Jewish knowledge through activities such as traveling twice a month to Jewish communities across the south, leading Shabbat and holiday services, organizing and directing an annual education conference, and helping teachers to implement a comprehensive religious school curiculum. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. (Updated January 2014)
Ma'ase Olam Israel Service Fellows is an incredible 10 month service learning program for a select group of exceptional Jewish college graduates. Israel Service Fellows work on informal education, community development and empowerment projects and will live and work together in small groups in Akko or Lod, Israel. Aside from a service placement, all Fellows participate in ongoing professional training, intensive Hebrew study, and trips throughout Israel. (Updated January 2014)
Stony Point Summer Institute "Farm the Land, Grow the Spirit" Program June 2- July 10, 2014 Is a Multifaith Peace, Justice and Earthcare Program for Young Adults. The Stony Point Summer Institute is seeking Jewish, Christian and Muslim young adults, ages 19-29, who are grounded in their tradition and who have a passion for multi-faith social activism and civic engagement. We are offering a rich opportunity to live in a community with peers from different faiths. Together we will study the wisdom of the three Abrahamic traditions and learn skills for faith-based social transformation as we strengthen our relationship to the earth. There is no cost to participating in the Summer Institute other than travel to Stony Point, NY.  Scholarships to cover travel are available based on need. Early applications due January 31, 2014 and regular applications due March 21, 2014. (Updated January 2014)
World Union of Jewish Students Israel Hadassah runs 5 month programs for Jewish college graduates from around the world between ages 21 and 35. The program offers specialized tracks: Intern Jerusalem, Intern Tel Aviv, Arts Tel Aviv, Arts Tel Aviv Internship, and Arts Jerusalem. In addition to working or interning, the program offers students te chance to visit different parts of Israel WUJS participants up to age 30 qualify for grants from Project MASA. Contact Yonit Schacher at wujsr@youngjudaea.org.il for more information. (Updated January 2014)
Repair the World Fellowship, September 3, 2014 to July 16, 2015 is an exciting ten-month opportunity for young adults ages 21 to 26 who are committed to mobilizing the Jewish community toward meaningful volunteer projects. Fellows will recruit, train, and serve alongside volunteers to bring about real community change around a range of issues, including education, poverty, environmental sustainability, hunger, and more. The Fellowship takes place in four of the most dynamic post-industrial cities in the U.S. – Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Repair the World will provide training, a living stipend, housing, and other perks. Email recruitment@weRepair.org for more information. Applications due May 1, 2014. (Updated January 2014)
Hotel and Tourism Internships in Israel are paid, 5 month internships in Israel through the Eilat Hotel. Eilat Hotel Internship Experience works with the largest hotel chain in Israel: Isrotel. Our hotel internships in Israel allow you to experience the premier hotel culture, learn their standards and management philosophy, become a certified bartender and gain unparalleled exposure to various areas of operations. We help you build the foundation to becoming a success in the hospitality industry. Application deadlines and program dates can be found on the website.


Destination Israel Community Involvement Volunteer Program in Israel offers long (5 month) and short (3-6 weeks) term volunteer programs in Israel. We help you along your path to achieve tikun olam, which the global Jewish community recognizes as the chief purpose of life: to contribute to society in some way to make things better.   The 5-month program includes fully furnished apartments or villas, Hebrew classes, and 10 days of trips throughout Israel.  The 5-month program starts on June 9, July 7 or September 1.  Community Involvement is a highly subsidized program. If you meet eligibility requirements, the program is FREE.

The Steinhardt-Israel Institute is partnering with leading organizations in Israel to provide unique internship opportunities for exceptional young graduates. To apply for the Fall 2014 program, send in applications to applications@israelinstitute.org.

Solidarity of Nations- Achvat Amim We aim to bring people together who are motivated to make real change in the world around them. They promote a "voice to the Jewish tradition of human rights", connects participants to projects that aim to end racism, violence and inequality as an essential building block for a society based on values that are central to Judaism such as justice, equity, and peace. Applications due May 1, 2014.

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Rabbi Becky Joseph
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Ginny Vellani
Coordinator of Jewish Student Life
336-278-7729 or 336-278-7353