Elon sophomore receives Grinspoon Israel Advocacy Internship

Eden Avraham-Katz, a sophomore from Greensboro, N.C., has received a 2009-2010 Grinspoon Israel Advocacy Internship, making Elon University one of 35 campuses nationwide to host a paid intern who will help coordinate pro-Israel programs in the coming year.

The paid internship includes fully funded national training at the University of Maryland at the beginning of August.

Funding comes from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and is coordinated through Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. Avraham-Katz was born in Israel.

“The Grinspoon interns influence their campuses by connecting students to Israeli culture, history, and politics while enabling students to recognize the unique role that Israel plays in their lives,” according to Hillel’s web site. “Each Grinspoon intern has continued the process of changing campus culture as it relates to Israel by approaching the needs of students at their school in distinctive and thoughtful ways.”