Internships, Jobs, and Israel Opportunities
Here are 3 great resources for jobs, internships, programs, and study opportunities:
- The Elon University Jewish Studies website
- Masa Israel Journey "Find your Israel Program" website
SUMMER INTERNSHIPS, JOBS, AND PROGRAMS (see listings for POST-GRAD at the bottom of the page)
The Jewish Environmental Fellowship: Adamah at Isabella Freedman, May 29 to September 2, 2013. The Jewish Environmental Fellowship is a three-month summer leadership training program for Jewish young adults in their 20s: Organic Farming, Sustainable Living, Jewish Learning, Community Building, Spiritual Practice. Where else can you say a blessing while using recycled vegetable oil to fuel a truck that is filled with organic produce and naturally fermented kosher pickles? Application closes January 1, 2013. (Updated November 2012)
Machon Kaplan, Social Justice Policy Work/Study Internship at the Religious Action Center of the Reform Movement, June 9 to July 21, 2013. 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, 2013. (Updated November 2012)
Brandeis Collegiate Institute, June 18 to July 14, 2013. 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 13, 2013. Final applications due May 8, 2013. (Updated November 2012)
Collegiate Leadership Internship Program: Professional Paid Internships in NYC, June 5 to August 14, 2013. 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 1. (Updated November 2012)
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. Application closes December 14, 2012. (Updated November 2012)
Paid Summer Internships in the Jewish Community in Cleveland, June 3 to August 9, 2013.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. Application closes February 15, 2013. (Updated November 2012)
American Jewish Committee Goldman Fellowship in Diplomacy and Public Relations, May 31 to August 2, 2013. This Fellowship is designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. 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. AJC Goldman Fellows receive $3,000 for the 9-week program plus major travel expenses. The last two years' mandatory debriefing session, immediately following the Fellowship, was held during a week-long trip to Germany. Application closes February 21, 2013. (Updated November 2012)
Birthright Israel Excel: Elite Summer Fellowship in Business or Technology in ISRAEL. This is a 10-week all-expense paid summer fellowship program in Israel for students pursuing careers in business and/or technology. Intern at a prominent Israeli company: finance, venture capital, consulting, hi-tech, marketing, bio-tech and social media. Meet with distinguished Israeli leaders from business, technology, politics and philanthropic organizations. Travel to Israeli sites and projects. Applications will be released December 4, 2012. (Updated November 2012)
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 February 28, 2013; it is rolling admission; the sooner applications are submitted the better. (Updated November 2012)
Tikvah 2013 Summer Seminar: Jewish Thought and Enduring Human Questions, July 28 to August 14, 2013. A focused seminar on Jewish texts, ideologies, perspectives and other questions of human life. This seminar takes place at Princeton University. The program is free, and all participants receive a $1,000 stipend for participating. Travel stipends are also available. Contact Dr. Geoffrey Claussen for more information. Applications close February 15, 2013. (Updated November 2012)
The Tikvah Israel Fellows at Ein Prat,June 23 to July 21, 2013. A program in Israel for 20-29 year olds. Participants will explore the subject of Jewish and Zionist thought and Israel’s future. Costs of tuition, housing and meals will be covered. Students receive a $2,500 fellowship for this 5 week program. Applications are due by February 31, 2013. (Updated November 2012)
The Steiner Summer Program at the Yiddish Book Center, June 9 to July 26, 2013. 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. Applications are due by February 10, 2013. (Updated November 2012)
6 Points Sports Academy is looking for Jewish athletes to work as Asssistant Coaches /Counselors for 7 weeks this summer. 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.
The University of Virginia Hebrew Summer Language Institute, June 9 to August 2, 2013. 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. (Updated November 2012)
Hillel Conference Coordinator in Washington DC. Includes one week at the Hillel Institute in St. Louis. This is the internship that Mike Gross '12 had two summers ago. Applications are not yet available. (Updated Novmeber 2012)
The Germany Close Up Fellowship: American Jews Meet Modern Germany 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 all but $840 of the expenses, including airfare and accommodations. The program runs from June 4-14. Two Elon students participated last year, and had extraordinary experiences. Information on the 2013 summer program is not yet available. (Updated November 2012)
DOROT Summer College Internship Spend the summer as a DOROT intern, serving the elderly in the New York Community. As a DOROT intern, you will be exposed to the complex issues of aging and non–profit management, and you will gain experience in all aspects of DOROT’s operations. Among many activities, you may visit with seniors in their homes, escort seniors to cultural events, doctors’ appointments or shopping trips, tutor seniors in computer use, run intergenerational art or theater programs, help administer the Summer Teen Internship Program, facilitate intergenerational discussion groups and assist professional staff in the DOROT office with the planning and execution of programs. This is an unpaid internship and we do not supply 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (917) 441-5054.
Institute of Southern Jewish Life History Internship June 3-August 9, 2013 is looking for summer interns to work with the director of the History Department to document and preserve the history of Jews living in the south. Some duties will be historical research and writing and road trips to southern communities to collect historical documents and information. Interns will live in Jackson, Mississippi and receive a stipend. ISJL will help to locate housing. For questions or to apply, contact Dr. Rockoff at email@example.com with a cover letter and resume.
The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience June 3-August 9, 2013 is a branch of the Instite of Southern Jewish life looking for a rising college junior or senior to work within the museum's collection to research and develop education lessons focused on the Southern Jewish experience. Tasks will include researching and developing a new Jewish education unit and developing and posting collection content to an interactive online exhibit. Interns will live in Jackson, Mississippi and receive a $2,000 stipend. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Rachel Jarman Myers at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, P.O. Box 16528, Jackson, MS 39236.
27. Institute of Southern Jewish Life Design Internship June 3-August 9, 2013 is looking for an intern to work with the ISJL Community Engagement programs, which tries to address social issues affecting everyone living in the south through efforts based on literacy, education, health and economic independence. Jobs will include designing a template for a children's health magazine to be distributed every month, as well as designing a website to accompany the magazine, and assissting with administrative tasks. Interns will live in Jackson, Mississippi and receive a stipend. To apply, send a resume, cover letter and sampling of your portfolio to Malkie Schwartz, Institute of Southern Jewish Life P.O. Box 16528 Jackson, MS 39236.
28. Institute of Southern Jewish Life Community Engagement Internship June 3-August 9, 2013 is looking for interns to work with the ISJL Community Engagment program by developing and implementing activities and lessons to improve literacy among K-12 students, piloting a literacy program and assissting with administrative tasks. Interns will live in Jackson, Mississippi and receive a stipend. To apply, send cover letter and resume c/o Malkie Schwartz Institute of Southern Jewish Life P.O. Box 16528 Jackson, MS 39236.
29. Institute of Southern Jewish Life Curriculum Development Internship June 3-August 9, 2013 is looking for summer interns to work with the ISJL Community Engagement programs. Jobs will include revising peer mediation training materials and incorporating additional activities and lessons so student mediators are better prepared for their responsibilities and presenting program descriptions to potential community partners. Interns will live in Jackson, Mississippi and receive a stipend. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Malkie Schwartz c/o Institute of Southern Jewish Life P.O. Box 16528 Jackson, MS 39236.
30. Camp Counselor at eCamp July 1-August 18, 2013 is looking for technology camp counselors that have great technology skills, a passion to work with teens and kids and a desire to work in Israel with other staffers and campers from around the world! Compensation includes plane ticket, fulll room and board and more.
31. A Voyage To Medicine in Israel is a unique semester abroad program. It is an intense ulpan program to learn Hebrew and then a full semester of courses related to the medical field. Although it is an undergraduate program, it is not built in a theme of basic sciences for premed, but rather a collection of courses in many different fields that are all medicine-related. The program also includes a hands- on first aid course and a volunteer program in which the students will join the Magen David Adom ambulance service every week, and even a taste of emergency medicine in the Israeli Defense Forces. Our program is intended for students contemplating medical school but also for others who intend to enroll in any field that is health related.
32. Hillel Conference Coordinator Intern June 10- August 4, 2013 is an internship opportunity to work with key Hillel stakeholders to plan, organize and facilitate Hillel's summer training program, Hillel Institute. Interns will manage logistics, curriculum, and conference materials, steward relationships with guest presenters, and communicate with conference participants. Hillel will pay for the intern to fly to St. Louis to facilitate the conference. A $1,000 living stipend is provided for the 8 weeks. Contact Bradley Mighdoll at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Applications are due March 8, 2013.
33. JANVEST Technologies Intership is a paid internship program in Israel for American undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent post-grads. Each intern will be paired with one or two of JANVEST's portfolio companies and provide support in the areas of social media marketing, proposal and presentation development, public relations, technical writing, and for those qualified, software and mobile software programming. Interns will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Israel. Applications are due May 1, 2013. Contact email@example.com or call (404) 884-2859 for more information.
34. The Stony Point Summer Institute "Farm the Land, Grow the Spirit" Program June 3- July 7, 2013Is 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.
POST-GRADUATE INTERNSHIPS, JOBS, AND PROGRAMS
1. 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.
2. 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.
Ma'ase Olam-NIF 10-month service learning program for American and Israeli college graduates in Northern Israel.
Check out Israel Campus Beat for a wide range of jobs & internships related to Israel.
DAVID PROJECT CAMPUS FELLOWS 2011, training this summer at Boston University: Campus Fellows 2011: Israel On Demand is The David Project's summer Israel education and leadership program. College students from North America will gather together to explore the history of Israel, develop activism strategies, and enhance their advocacy skills. Training dates are June 12-15, July 31 – August 4, OR August 7-11. Stipends are available for travel to Boston and the $100 registration fee.
American Jewish World Service is currently accepting applications for summer interns to work with its Education Resources team. Participants of AJWS’s summer internship program are expected to work 35 hours per week over the course of a 10 week program commencing on Monday, June 6, 2011 and concluding on Friday, August 12, 2011.
Israel on Campus Coalition, Marketing and Communications Internship, Full-time June 2011-August 2011, Compensation Stipend of $1000. This internship is based out of the ICC’s Washington, DC office. Application deadline is May 1.
The Chavat Ha'Am Sustainability practicum, June 12-19 2011, is designed for university students who are interested in a hands-on week of farm work, learning, and community living. Work at a Chavat Ha'Am (Farm of the People) at Camp Shomria in upstate New York.
Urban Adamah is a residential leadership-training program that integrates urban organic farming, social justice work and progressive Jewish living and learning. Fellows will operate an organic farm and educational center in Berkeley. The three-month inaugral program starts June, 2011.
The Israel Project 2011 Summer Fellowships in Journalism, Strategic Communications and Israel Advocacy. The fellowship is located in Washington DC and provides a $2500 Stipend, dates are June 20 - August 19
Summer College Internship Program at DOROT: As a DOROT intern, you will be serving the elderly in the New York community and will be exposed to the complex issues of aging and non–profit management, and you will gain experience in all aspects of DOROT’s operations.
Eisendrath Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center (RAC) in Washington, DC (one-year internship for recent college graduates)
Summer Camp Jobs in Israel: June 27- August 12, compensation includes free air fare to Israel, room & board, and stipend.
Israel Campus Beat maintains a comprehensive and up-to-date list of Israel-related Internships and Jobs.
The Bertha Anolic Memorial Award For Independent Travel In Israel provides a $1,500 award to Jewish college students who have a particular interest in the visual arts to explore this interest through independent travel in Israel.
The DeLeT program at Brandeis University offers a unique opportunity for new and experienced college grads to earn a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and MA state licensure in 14 months. Each student receives a full tuition scholarship, $10,000 stipend, and medical benefits. Check out our website www.brandeis.edu/mandel/DeLeT and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/delet/
Similar teacher training program at Hebrew Union College in California
The Sklut Hillel Center is located at 401 E. College Avenue, at the corner of E. College & Antioch, across from the tennis courts
2960 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Nancy Luberoff, MSW
2960 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
336-278-7729 or 336-278-7351