Hillel Summer Internship Program

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Apply for a summer internship with a local Jewish organization to build professional work experience. 

Project description

If you identify as Jewish and are seeking professional summer work experience, apply through Hillel of Buffalo for an internship placement with a local Jewish organization. Internship sites include Temple Beth Zion, Jewish Family Service of Western NY and Buffalo Jewish Federation, with more organizations joining the program soon.

Interns will work full time Monday-Thursday (30 hours/week) in their internship placements. On Fridays, interns will participate in group processing and immersive learning experiences that will further their professional growth and leadership skills.

You can apply for the internship on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Project outcome

Interns will gain experience working in their fields of interest and will build on their leadership skills in a cohort setting. Interns will walk away with increased experience in professional settings and experience professional development through a Jewish lens.

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment 2.5 months 
Start time Summer (May/June)
Anticipated Program Dates: Mid June through Early August   
In-person, remote, or hybrid?
Level of collaboration Individual and cohort experience with approximately 10 students
Benefits Compensation: Employers set the salary rates for the internships, and all interns will earn at least minimum wage.
Who is eligible Sophomore, Junior or Senior status. Identifies as Jewish and interested in exploring professional development through a Jewish lens.

Core partners

  • Logan Woodard, Director of Engagement, Hillel of Buffalo

Examples of internship placements available this summer

  • Temple Beth Zion: Produce a holiday music album with volunteers from the congregation
  • Jewish Family Service of Western NY: Refugee Resettlement or Jewish Community Care
  • Buffalo Jewish Federation: Hillel and community history archival research project

Project mentor

Alex Green

Visiting Associate Professor

Jewish Thought

703 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0762

Email: agreen6@buffalo.edu

Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
  2. After you receive approval from the mentor to start this project, click the button to start the digital badge. (Learn more about ELN's digital badge options.) 

Preparation activities

Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase. 


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