Internships & Programs
Summer 2014 programs and internships:
For internships in Israel, please click here.
Lewis Summer Intern Program
The Lewis Summer Intern Program is a paid internship for Jewish college students who want to gain professional development and build leadership skills when they come home to Illinois for the summer. They provide a wide range of paid internships in fields such as government affairs, marketing, social work, accounting, teen programming, grant writing, and more! For more information or to apply, please visit click here. Contact Lisette Zaid at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions! Application deadline is January 31st.
Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI)
BCI is an intensive experience in Jewish learning, culture and community offered to young adults from around the world, ages 18 to 26. Through artistic exploration, dynamic trans-denominational learning, spiritual reflection, and outdoor exploration, BCI provides you with a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the diversity of Jewish culture, to envision your own Jewish life, and to connect to community. The program runs from June 17-July 13. The total cost of the program (including travel) is only $250 if you apply by March 12th! Regular application deadline is May 7th. Click here for more information and to apply, and contact Amanda at email@example.com if you have any questions. St. Louis Hillel’s Program & Engagement Associate Miriam Ross-Hirsch went on the program in 2011 and can answer any questions about the program as well. You can contact her at Miriam@stlouishillel.org.
Mechon Hadar is an educational institution that seeks to empower a generation of Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service. They bring together intelligent, passionate, and independent Jewish young adults in a unique program in New York that combines rigorous Torah study with spiritual growth and communal responsibility. At Hadar, students study classic Jewish texts, from Tanakh and Talmud to contemporary Jewish philosophy – to guide them in solidifying their vision for a Jewish life of sophistication and integrity.
Hadar runs a variety of programs:
- January 5-9, 12-16: Winter Learning Seminar – The Torah of Food
- Summer 2014: Summer Beit Midrash
- September 3, 2014 – May 20, 2015: Year Fellowship (post-college)
You can find more info here, or email Jason Rubenstein, Dean of Students, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Machon Kaplan Summer College Internship Program
Run through the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), the Machon Kaplan program gives participants the unique opportunity to spend six weeks interning, learning, and exploring Washington DC. Students will be part of a special community, experience real-world public policy work, and learn about Judaism and social justice. They work to enhance participants’ knowledge of Jewish social justice and the many ways that Jews can speak truth to power. For more information and to apply, visit their website.
Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Fellowship
This is a year-long, post-college employment opportunity with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) in Washington, DC. Fellows advocate for Jewish falues and social justice on behalf of the Reform Jewish movement and take place in a wide range of social justice. Applications are now available!