So Many Ways to be Involved 

 Hillel International's Jewish Scholarships Portal

What is it? The home for hundreds of college, grad school and Israel travel scholarships, just for Jewish students! The portal connects students to applications for scholarships ranging from $500, to more than $60,000, and even full paid tuition.

Who is for? A high school student, a current undergrad, a graduate student or a parent can find helpful resources and information through the portal. 

How does it work? Students can search scholarships by school, location, education level and more! We hope this service will help Jewish students and their families have affordable access to more college and Israel travel opportunities than ever before.

When can I use it? All year-round! Stay up-to-date as we continue to add new scholarships to our portal and update existing or rolling deadlines. 

Summer Internships

Work for Hillel International in Washington DC!  The summer 2018 information will be available soon, but click the link to learn more about what type of opportunites they have!

• The Israel Project's The Tower Tomorrow Fellowship is an immersive summer experience in writing and media advocacy open to undergraduate and graduate students looking to make a career in journalism, foreign policy, or Israel activism.  For more information, please see their website

• The Collegiate Leadership Internship Program (CLIP) is a selective summer internship experience in New York City or Tel Aviv that seeks to foster and develop professional and lay leadership in the Jewish community.  The internship runs from May 31-August 9th. If you are a resident of New York and are interested in more information, please visit their website

 Machon Kaplan Summer College Internship Program.  Based in Washington, D.C., the Machon Kaplan program is designed for undergraduate students interested in Judaism and social justice.  June 3 - July 15, 2018, Application deadline February 1, 2018. NOW OPEN.

• Ash Summer InternshipThe Franklin C. Ash Summer Internship Program strives to provide meaningful summer work experiences, exploration of career options and deepen participants’ understanding and affiliation with the local Jewish community. The Ash Program is committed to guide Ash Interns in their career exploration while fostering leadership and understanding of the role they can play as professionals and philanthropists within the Jewish community.  Interns are chosen for their leadership skills, mentoring abilities, involvement in the Jewish community and interest in further developing their career goals. Placements are restricted to Jewish non-profit organizations in the Philadelphia area. Program runs from June 18th to August 3rd. NOW OPEN.

• Onward Israel offers a competitive and attractive venue for young people seeking such experiences at affordable prices, and for time periods ranging from six to ten weeks in Israel. Various programs to choose from in locations ranging from Israel to Baltimore to Brazil. Find your Israeli internship experience today!

• Goldman Summer Fellowship: the American Jewish Council's Goldman Summer Fellowship Program is designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. This competitive summer fellowship gives undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to work in AJC offices in the U.S. and throughout the world—from New York City to Melbourne, Australia. Applications accepted until February 2018.

• National Museum of American Jewish History: interns will be placed according to their interests, experience, and the needs of the Museum. We will also be pleased to discuss a placement to support a specific project of interest to students. Potential placements include: Academic Liaison, Administration, Curatorial, Development, Education, Facilities Rental & Events Planning, Group Services, Marketing & Communications, Public Programs, and Retail/Operations. A weekly hourly commitment of 36-40 hours is required, including attendance at a weekly seminar.

Amirim Young Judea: Want to spend your summer doing something meaningful while boosting your career? With two program options, two time lengths, and three locations to choose from, Amirim will help you create the summer experience that you are looking for! For questions, email F&M alum Rachel Jetter

• Destination Israel: Interested in experiencing Israel this summer?  Destination Israel has many options to chose from as far as places to stay and programs to partake in.  Partnering with Masa, Destination Israel works to keep your cost low and your quality of experience high.  Please visit their website for more information and to apply.   

• Adamah- The Jewish Farming Fellowship is a three-month leadership training program for Jewish adults ages 20-32 that integrates organic agriculture, farm-to-table living, Jewish learning, community building, and spiritual practice. Program is from June 14th to August 20th. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

• Amir Farming Fellowship3-month summer experience from June through August for outstanding young adults who want to cultivate change through education and youth development. Once selected, we train you, place you at a camp, and provide you ongoing support so you can teach hundreds of children concepts of social and environmental justice. Last two weeks of May is training and June-mid August is camp!

Enterprise Israel is a  6+ week from June 21-August 8th, co-ed program run by World Mizrachi. Enterprise Israel offers students and recent graduates from all over the world a chance to intern in their fields of interest in Israel, whilst learning leadership skills, and learning and discovering more about Israel and Judaism, all within a social and educational environment. Participants spend their days hard at work in order to experience working conditions, explore employment opportunities and make contacts.

• Jstreet: J Street internships are a great opportunity to get extensive experience and learn valuable skills while contributing to a cause you believe in. J Street interns get involved on the front lines of the organization and are an important part of everything that we do. Internship deadline is March 15th.

• AIPAC: AIPAC Fellows Program enables students to contribute to strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship by participating in one of the most dynamic lobbying groups in American politics. AIPAC offers internships in Washington, D.C. and around the country for undergraduate and graduate students. Application deadline March 30th.

• Americans for Peace Now: Are you passionate about achieving Middle East peace? Are you ready to take your activism to the next level? Are you a college student who is looking to get work experience? We encourage you to apply for an internship at Americans for Peace Now for a chance to see first-hand how pro-peace advocacy plays out in Washington. Interns will be exposed to legislative strategy and the day-to-day workings of efforts to advance Middle East peace. Candidates who can commit to working at least 20 hours per week are preferred. Applications considered on a rolling basis. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to jobs@peacenow.org with the subject line "APN Internship Program." 

• Humanity in Action: Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance—including the political foundations of racial hierarchies, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination—as they affect different minority groups today. The Fellowship seeks to educate, connect and inspire the world's future leaders in the fields of human rights and social justice. The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs will take place in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Detroit, Sarajevo and Warsaw in 2018. The 2018 European program dates are June 8 through July 8, 2018. The American programs, the John Lewis and Detroit Fellowships, are on July 10 through August 5, 2018. 

Summer Programs

• Join us in Tel Aviv for the summer of your life! Learn about topics facing Israel today from Tel Aviv University’s world-renowned faculty. Perfect your Hebrew, Arabic, or Yiddish. Explore the country alongside our friendly, enthusiastic staff on our academic and/or combined track programs for undergraduates. Advanced undergraduates and graduate students can delve into one of four exciting subject areas in the specialized programs. Applications are open, email Danielle Poland, our TAU representative, with any questions. 

• Pardes Summer Program: offers a two and three week option of dynamic, interactive study of Jewish texts in a vibrant community of students from around the world. Grapple with the great Jewish books and ideas, experience how classic Judaism tackles contemporary challenges and be inspired by our renowned faculty. Every Tuesday, we will be touring key sites in Jerusalem, and hear guest speakers; and in addition to study, we will have opportunities to socialize and spend Shabbat meals together. Classes accommodate all levels of Hebrew and text study experience. Open to ages 19+.  Session 1: July 2-19, Session 2: July 24 - August 9

• Steiner Summer Yiddish Program: Interested in learning Yiddish for credit?  The Steiner Summer Yiddish Program is offered through a University of Massachusetts, Amherst Program at no cost to the student.  The program runs from June 3-July 20, 2018.  If you are interested, please visit their website for more information.

• University of Haifa:  Want to spend the summer in Israel?  Want see more of the beautiful city of Haifa?  Consider spending the summer at the University of Haifa in one of their many summer programs.  Click here for their 2018 summer course selection.

• The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service: Spend your summer in the nation’s capital with students from around the country and world who are all passionate about service and affecting change in their communities. The intensive schedule is designed to maximize your time in Washington by combining learning in the classroom with practical internship experience. IPVS will put you on the front-lines working to solve local and national issues. Program dates are June 2 - July 27, 2018. Dec. 5: Early Application Deadline, Feb. 7: Priority Scholarship Deadline, Mar. 13: Final Application Deadline. Learn More: IPVS

• The Israel Summer Business Academy (ISBA) is a six week, six credit program from June 7-July 19th based in Tel Aviv that will provide students with an immersive experience into Israeli innovation, entrepreneurship and innovation.  Through an integrated learning approach in the classroom, visiting with Israeli start-ups, entrepreneurs and established companies and through the development of a business plan, students will have the opportunity to learn firsthand why Israel has been labeled Start-Up Nation.  This program is open to students of all academic backgrounds and all faiths.  For more information and to apply please visit www.olin.wustl.edu/isba. Application deadline is February 15th!

• GoEco- Volunteer Abroad!- GoEco was created by experienced volunteers for people who are eager to travel and contribute to the community, wildlife, and environment they visit. Based on years of practice and in-depth field reports, GoEco presents you with a careful selection of excellent yet affordable volunteer and ecological minded vacations.

  • Brandeis Collegiate Institute: 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. DISCOVER YOURSELF this summer.

Conferences:

• The AJC Global Forum: June 10-13th, Jerusalem 

The AJC Global Forum is AJC’s annual policy and advocacy conference. The program includes a mixture of large plenary sessions featuring headline speakers and smaller breakout sessions designed to explore the key political, strategic, and social concerns affecting the future of world Jewry. At this unique gathering you will not only experience what it means to be part of a global people, but also engage in meaningful advocacy to advance the well-being of the Jewish community.

Getting Involved:

• Keshet is a lifeline. It affirms that there is an honorable place in the Jewish community for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Project Zug: connects Jews across the world through weekly one-to-one paired (havruta) learning. Courses are either 4 or 10 sessions in length and each learning session offers a study sheet with questions, designed to be learned in 30-45 min. Study can be done online through video chat, or in person. Choose a havruta in town or across the world, or let us find you a good match! FREE for Hillel students!