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 2016 INTERNSHIPS, JOBS, AND PROGRAMS (see listings for POST-GRAD at the bottom of the page)

Amir is seeking young adults with a passion for education and food justice for its summer fellowship. Amir Farmers run educational programming at one of our 30+ summer camp partners across North America, using gardens pace as a medium for inspiring youth to serve their communities. Farmers come together at the beginning of the summer for a week-long Seminar to learn the nuts and bolts of gardening, as well has how to leverage Amir's curriculum. The application deadline is April 22; please apply here. Feel free to reach out to Alex Goldfarb with any questions.

"Jews of the American South",  is an Emory University Summer Course that examines the history and culture of Jews in the American South from the colonial period to the present. It will explore Jewish settlement in the region from the arrival of the first settlers in Southern coastal cities during the eighteenth century, the development of Southern Jewish communities during the antebellum period, how Jews were sustained by the regional economy, and how the decline of smalltown Jewish life and the arrival of Jews from other regions during the twentieth century challenged traditional patterns and initiated new ones. The 3-week course includes: Two weeks in Atlanta combining classroom instruction and local field trips. One week traveling in New Orleans and Mississippi to visit historical and cultural sites and local Jewish communities. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in Jewish Studies! For more information , please visit: http://summerschool.emory.edu/maymester/

* Non-Emory students welcome.

The "International Reporting in Jerusalem" course is a Summer 2016 course offered by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for which students can receive up to three (3) transferrable credits. The program runs from June 20 - July 19, 2016. Students will learn how to develop sources, conduct interviews and work with an interpreter, and then report on the city around them, publishing their work on a multimedia website. The course will be taught by a team of veteran journalists who have covered the Middle East for years. In addition, students will have free days to travel around Israel. Apply by February 15, 2016.

MJCCA Adamah Adventures Jewish Adventures Trip is looking for Trek Leaders for this upcoming summer. During this adventure summer pogram for tweens and teens, campers spend 1-3 weeks out on a trek camping, rock climbing, river rafting, hiking and more. All of this is done within the context of a Jewish environment. Contact Adam Griff with any questions.

Israel Unlimited is a young and innovative boutique travel agency based in Tel Aviv, Israel. The company is looking for three (3) interns for the 2016-2017 year; the interns' jobs would include dealing with future projects like building trip plans and preliminary business projects. Contact Adi Jasman for more information about how to apply.

Masa Israel offers a wide range of programs such as gap year, study abroad, volunteering, and post-grad opportunites. Visit their website to find the program that's right for you!

Brandeis Collegiate Institute is offering a 26 day program where students will be engaged through artistic exploration, spiritual reflection, outdoor exploration, and trans-denominational learning. Young Jewish adults from all over the world can engage in Jewish learning, arts, culture and an exploration of community and self. Click here to apply.

The TI Fellowship is designed to give participants a sense of what all aspects of life are like as a young Jewish professional living in Memphis, TN. The TI Fellowship is perfect for young Jewish adults- whether originally from Memphis or a potential transplant to the city- who want a head start on beginning a career in a great city that offers ample opportunity for career advancement and the chance to make a profound difference in the life of others. Each fellow receives a stipend of $3,000 for the successful completion of all the required program components. Click here to apply.

JScreen is looking for paid student interns, with bonus available for students who successfully coordinate an on campus genetic screening event. The expectation is to create awareness about JScreen and the importance of Jewish genetic screening on campus through online and on-the-ground efforts.

The Onward Israel Hillel International Internship Program will help participants develop their professional future and build their resume through a high-level internship side-by-side with Israeli peers. This tailor-made, Jerusalem-based internship program provides students the work experience based on skills, interests and future plans. The program runs from June 8 - August 3, 2016. The application deadline is March 15, 2016.


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 2016)

American Hebrew Academy Fellowship Program is a one-year Fellowship at The American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro beginning August 1, 2016.  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 2016)
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 2016)
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 2016)
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 2016)
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 2016)
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 2016)
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Jessica Waldman
Director of Jewish Student Life at Elon Hillel
Rabbi Meir Goldstein
Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life