Employment and Scholarship Opportunities


Looking for a full time job or career development through Hillel? Read through some of the many student internships Hillel offers, look through our job board for outside opportunities or apply for one of our scholarships



Illini Hillel is proud and excited to offer the Karson Family Scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year. This scholarship is for incoming college freshmen enrolled at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who have been active Jewish leaders prior to college. Check out the application for full eligibility and other requirements and deadline! 

Illini Hillel is proud and excited to offer the Bernard Heerey Foundation Scholarship for the 2019 Fall semester. This scholarship is aimed at enhancing Jewish learning and ritual at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign through practice and learning. The Bernard Heerey Scholarship recipients will commit to participate in Jewish learning and prayer services on a daily basis. The Bernard Heerey Scholars will help lead and support Jewish prayer, Jewish learning and Jewish practice at the University of Illinois.​

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Sinai Temple Sunday School

Fall Staff Position - Sunday School Teacher

Sinai Temple is looking for more student teachers for their Sunday School program. Teach a few hours on Sunday morning and get to know the young Jewish community!

Email Rabbi Jody Cook for more information at Educator@sinaitemplecu.org

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). 


For more information on the program and to apply for a staff position please see the Etgar 36 website: WWW.ETGAR.ORG

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

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