The Talmud teaches us that in places where leadership is needed, we should all strive to be leaders. This value lies at the core of what we do at Hillel of Colorado.
Our leadership programs strive to:
- Empower students to take active roles in shaping their communities at Hillel, on campus and beyond.
- Offer professional development opportunities that help students develop their skillsets, build their resumes, and enter the job market with confidence.
Students are encouraged to consider campus leadership; participate in one of our community internship programs; or find a National or International Jewish leadership opportunity that’s right for them.
We pride ourselves on being a student-led, staff-supported organization. Becoming a board member or a Hillel campus intern at one of our three campuses means that you will help influence the direction of the organization and take on the role of ambassador for Hillel on campus. Whether you’re passionate about marketing or photography, Jewish ritual or Israel education, social justice or learning – there are a variety of ways you can help make an impact on your Hillel community.
The classroom, alone, can’t preparxcxe students for life beyond college. That’s where we come in. Hillel offers a variety of internships in the Jewish community for students from diverse fields of study.
Boulder Community Internship Program (BCIP):
The Boulder Community Internship Program (BCIP) is a project of Hillel at CU-Boulder that provides valuable, meaningful and resume-building experiences for students at CU-Boulder – while also helping to integrate students into the Boulder Jewish community. Each participant of BCIP will be matched with a Boulder-based nonprofit for an internship throughout the school year. Interns work at their placement organizations and regularly come together for professional development seminars; an orientation at the beginning and an a celebration at the end of the program increase camaraderie. Apply for the BCIP here, or contact Innovation Specialist Jordyn Steifman at Jordyn@hillelcolorado.org
jHub Office Intern
- Hours: 5–10 Hours per week
- Overview: jHub works collaboratively and inter-denominationally through outreach, programming and professional development to engage every Jewish teen in high quality Jewish programming. The Office Intern will assist the Executive Director with administrative tasks, event planning and marketing. The Office Intern will have the opportunity to work with professionals in the field of youth development and with teens.
- Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- General administrative support
- Creating and maintaining databases
- Coordinating registration and logistics for professional development workshops and special events
- Working with teens to plan and host the jHub Opportunity Fair
- Creating social media posts, newsletters and marketing materials
- Managing subscribers
- Compensation: This Internship will include a stipend of $750 — $1,000 per school year depending on experience.
REL Impact Marketing & Social Media Internship
- Description: Rachel Lubchansky of REL Impact with Rachel is a business coach and consultant for aspiring and existing female entrepreneurs. As a new business, there are many exciting areas for growth and involvement. Our primary goals for this position are to increase communications within our current network, expand our social media presence locally and nationally, and develop new content for the blog and social media channels.
- Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Maximize social media visibility and increase posting frequency to grow exposure of the REL Impact brand
- Develop a social media and marketing strategy
- Research and write content
- Create/Schedule social media posts and updates
- Brainstorm and offer creative insight as to new social media ideas, then continue as a leader in implementation
- Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. University course credit may be possible if the internship takes place during the 2017–18 academic school year. Expectations of hours depend on credit requirements. (Most for-credit internships will require about 10–15 hours of work per week.) Position is based in Denver, Colorado, and a large amount of the work may be done remotely.
National and International Opportunities
There are many programs nationally and internationally that provide internships, fellowships, and learning opportunities for both undergraduates and young professionals. Read about these programs below to learn how you can intern at a start-up in Tel Aviv, study organic farming through a Jewish lens, get involved in social justice causes, and much more!
- Onward Israel offers exciting resume building opportunities – internships, academic study and fellowships – providing a global, cross-cultural experience in Israel and direct contact with Israeli peers.The goal of Onward Israel’s programs is to provide participants with an immersive resume-building experience in Israel, featuring opportunities such as internships, academic courses, and fellowships.
- The Arava Institute offers an accredited university-level semester or yearlong program for both undergraduate and graduate students. Take courses in diverse environmental fields, engage in peacebuilding and environmental leadership seminars, and partake in educational field trips — all with a diverse student population hailing from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and beyond.
Opportunities in the U.S.:
- Amir is seeking young adults with a passion for education and food justice for its summer fellowship. Amir Farmers run educational programming at one of our 30+ summer camp partners across North America, using gardens pace as a medium for inspiring youth to serve their communities. Farmers come together at the beginning of the summer for a week-long Seminar to learn the nuts and bolts of gardening, as well has how to leverage Amir’s curriculum.
- Brandeis Collegiate Institute is offering a 26 day program where students will be engaged through artistic exploration, spiritual reflection, outdoor exploration, and trans-denominational learning. Young Jewish adults from all over the world can engage in Jewish learning, arts, culture and an exploration of community and self.
- The TI Fellowship is designed to give participants a sense of what all aspects of life are like as a young Jewish professional living in Memphis, TN. The TI Fellowship is perfect for young Jewish adults- whether originally from Memphis or a potential transplant to the city- who want a head start on beginning a career in a great city that offers ample opportunity for career advancement and the chance to make a profound difference in the life of others. Each fellow receives a stipend of $3,000 for the successful completion of all the required program components.
- The Collegiate Leadership Internship Program (CLIP) is a paid summer internship experience in New York City that seeks to foster and develop professional and lay leadership in the Jewish community. CLIP matches undergraduate students who have an interest in pluralistic Jewish life and culture with engaging, substantive internships at a variety of for-profit, non-profit, and Jewish communal organizations, where they are provided with mentorship and guided development of new skills.
- The Machon Kaplan Summer Internship Program is an internship program for undergraduate students interested in Judaism and social justice. Based in Washington, D.C., it provides students with a meaningful social justice internship, the opportunity to engage in study related to their internships and and making change more broadly, as well as an open reflective community with whom to share their experience.
Post-college Opportunities in the U.S.:
- Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Fellowship: The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (“the RAC”) is the Washington office of the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis. The RAC engages with congregational professional and lay leaders, youth, adults and decision-makers and coalition partners, thereby strengthening the Reform Jewish community, improving communities by building relationships across lines of race, class and faith and preserving and advancing laws and policies in order to transform the world through the prism of tikkun olam so that all people experience a world of compassion, justice and wholeness. Being an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant (LA) at the RAC means getting involved and playing a pivotal role in their work: legislative advocacy, programs, communications, organizing and supporting the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism.
- ADAMAH: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship is a 3-month leadership training program for Jewish young adults — ages 20–35 — in the summer or fall that integrates organic farming, sustainable living, Jewish learning, teaching, and contemplative spiritual practice. Located at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Connecticut.
- Institute of Southern Jewish Life Education Fellowship is a two year experience in Jewish communal services and leadership skills. Fellows will work to create a common body of Jewish knowledge through activities such as traveling twice a month to Jewish communities across the south, leading Shabbat and holiday services, organizing and directing an annual education conference, and helping teachers to implement a comprehensive religious school curriculum. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
- The Repair The World Fellowship is an 11-month opportunity for young adults ages 21 to 26 to engage and challenge the Jewish community to address social justice issues through meaningful volunteering. Fellows will recruit, train, and serve alongside volunteers to bring about real community change around education justice and food justice. The Fellowship takes place in Detroit, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Repair the World will provide training, a living stipend, communal housing, and other perks.