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:
- 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)
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.
POST-GRADUATE INTERNSHIPS, JOBS, AND PROGRAMS
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)
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
Rabbi Becky Joseph
Hillel Director and Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life