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 2015 INTERNSHIPS, JOBS, AND PROGRAMS (see listings for POST-GRAD at the bottom of the page)

Project Zug: Do you want to study Torah b’chevruta – with a study partner? Project Zug will set up with a study partner (or you can choose your own), provide you with a number of topics to choose from along with an exciting self-directed study curriculum, and an online platform for you and partner to study with. Sessions are weekly from November 11, 2014 to February 8, 2015 and you can set your own schedule. Registration ends October 31!

Mechon Hadar's Winter Learning Seminar: Join Hadar's beit midrash community in an immersive week of Torah study, prayer, shared meals and conversation. Jewish prayer is the meeting place of the individual and the community, the heart and the mind, the human and the heavenly. You'll take part in an honest, dynamic, and multi-level exploration of tefillah (prayer) with passionate teachers and committed peers. Topics will Include: What makes Jewish prayer Jewish? What makes it prayer? Where do tefillah and spirituality meet and diverge? How can we pray what we don’t believe? How do we navigate gender and prayer? Visit the website for dates, prices, and applications.

The "International Reporting in Jerusalem" course is a Summer 2015 course offered by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for which students can receive up to three (3) transferrable credits. 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.


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)

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)
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)
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)
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)
Elon Hillel Logo

Contact Information

The Sklut Hillel Center is located at 401 E. College Avenue, at the corner of E. College & Antioch, across from the tennis courts

Elon Hillel
2960 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244

Ginny Vellani
Acting Director and Coordinator of Jewish Student Life
336-278-7729 or 336-278-7353
Rabbi Meir Goldstein
Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life