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student employment

Looking for a full time job or career development through Hillel? Read through some of the many student internships Hillel offers below and look through our job board for outside opportunities.

Student Internships

Summer 2021 Internships

Lewis Summer Intern: Apply now!

Location: Chicagoland


The Hillels of Illinois Harriet and Maurice Lewis Family Summer Intern Program (LSIP) is an eight-week paid work/study internship program hosted by agencies and/or departments of the Jewish United Fund/ Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. This prestigious program has evolved to meet the professional and communal needs of Jewish students today – students who are captivated by Jewish community building and are interested in developing their own professional portfolio.


Find more info HERE!




Franklin C. Ash Summer Internship Program

Location: Greater Philadelphia Area


The Franklin C. Ash Summer Internship Program is for Jewish undergraduate college students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of their Jewish identity, while working in community nonprofit agencies. This seven-week, exceptional summer internship will stand out on a resume and will provide an opportunity to cultivate a professional network through internship and job shadowing. There is a $1800 awarded upon completion of the program.


Find more info HERE!


Jewish Women's Archive Internships

Be an Encyclopedia Intern!



JWA is looking for an intern to work closely with the Editor on revisions and updates to JWA’s Encyclopedia of Jewish Women. The Encyclopedia currently includes approximately 2,000 biographical and topical entries about Jewish women across time and place. The Encyclopedia Intern will assist with a wide variety of research, editorial, and organizational tasks involved in updating a major online publication.


Find more info HERE!


American Jewish Committee Internship

Location: New York, DC



AJC's internship program enables students to gain industry exposure and apply classroom knowledge to real-world work in a mentored environment. This program allows fellows and interns to make important contributions while participating in a challenging and rewarding work environment.


Find more info HERE!

American Jewish Committee Summer Fellowship

Location: All over!

AJC's Goldman Fellowship Program develops future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. This competitive paid summer fellowship gives undergraduate students the unique opportunity to work in AJC offices in the U.S. and throughout the world.


Find more info HERE!

Etgar 36

Summer Staff Position

Etgar 36 is a Jewish educational institute devoted to cultivating young people's American and Jewish identities. Each summer they run a 36 day cross county Journey for Jewish teens in which they explore America and become empowered to get involved politically and socially to change the world. They meet with organizations, activists, educators, witnesses and participants in history in order to examine, discuss, debate and understand the various political issues that impact Jewish youth. 

As a staff member you will be able to see America, hear from influential and prestigious speakers, and most importantly, help develop the future leadership of the American and Jewish community. Previous work with youth and involvement with your groups/summer camps is a plus.  Applicants should be in good physical shape (and have a passion for history, politics, and activism).


Find more info HERE

Camp Young Judaea Midwest

Summer Staff Position

 Camp Young Judaea Midwest is looking to hire summer staff.  Open positions include Unit Head, Waterfront Director, Mountain Bike Trips Leader, and Leadership Development Manager. If you or someone you know is interested, apply at or contact Aaron Levine at or 248-885-0332.


Discovery Day Camp 

Discovery Day Camp is a family owned and operated summer day camp for girls and boys ages 4-14, located in Indian Creek, IL (the Lincolnshire/Vernon Hills/Mundelein area). Our camp community experiences Adventure, Creative and Performing Arts, Swimming, Team and Individual Sports, Special Events, and so much more together!

DDC is currently hiring enthusiastic staff who want to spend their summer outside with our awesome campers! Apply at:

JUF Kefiada:

Be a Camp Counselor in Israel this Summer!

If you're a college student from Chicago or go to school in Illinois, be a camp counselor for the English-speaking camp, Kefiada, in JUF's Partnership region of Kiryat Gat-Lachish-Shafir in Israel.


Find more info, dates, and application HERE!

Chicago Onward Israel: Spend your summer in Israel!

Live and work in Israel, build your resume, deepen your connection to Israel, and have an adventure of a lifetime!


Find more info, dates, and application HERE!

Ramah Israel

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows

The Masa Israel Teaching Fellows (MITF) invites English-speaking college graduates ages 21-35 to come to Israel for 10 months and serve as English teachers and teachers’ aides in schools across the country.

MITF is a partnership between Masa Israel Journey and the Ministry of Education. As the program is highly subsidized, the cost to participate in MITF Jerusalem is only $1,000 for the entire 10-month program. Fellows also receive a monthly stipend. Beyond the teaching experience itself and the opportunity to give back, the MITF program provides extensive opportunities for personal and professional growth and enrichment. Fellows receive pedagogical training, before and during their teaching assignments, as well as ongoing in-depth Israel education. In addition, Fellows participate in a Hebrew ulpan and volunteer in a variety of settings. The cost of the program includes housing, a monthly living stipend, and medical insurance.

Apply here!




Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is a 10-month fellowship for Jewish college graduates, between the ages of 21 and 35, who want to contribute to the future success of Israeli children and make a real difference. Teach English while immersing yourself in Israeli society and become an integral member of the city in which you live, teach and volunteer.

MITF is a partnership between Masa Israel Journey and the Ministry of Education. Masa Israel offers a uniquely transformative experience; we believe that Israel is the perfect platform for young adults who are eager to explore, experience, and develop skills for a lifetime of achievement.

Our new MITF Tel Aviv+ model allows you to spend five months living and teaching in Tel Aviv, and the other five months in one of four of Israel’s smaller cities that you can choose from: Beit Shean, Nazareth, Ramla or Rahat. By this dual-city track, you’ll have the opportunity to experience unique and different Israeli lifestyles, while making a positive impact on them both.

This program is open to Jewish college graduates aged 21-35

Summer 2021 Opportunities in Israel

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