Summer 2015 Internships are Available for Jewish College Students

It may be dreary December, but the summer will be here before we know it. While Jewish college-age students are home for the winter break, they may want to consider the wonderful opportunity to have a paid internship next summer at Jewish Federation of Louisville, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family and Career Services and newly added this year, Jewish Hospital.

These internships will be offered in a variety of different departments within the organizations, such as marketing and communications, business management, human resources, and information technology. College students who have completed their freshman year of college by the summer of 2015 are eligible to apply. The students must be Jewish and be permanent residents of Louisville, though they may attend college out of state.

The stipend for each intern position will be $2,500 for nine weeks. Those selected to participate will begin in early June, but the schedule could be modified to accommodate a particular student’s schedule. Organized activities within the Jewish community, career-directed programs and meeting with selected community leaders are all part of the program.

Since 2001, from two to five Jewish college students per summer have had the opportunity to work in our Jewish community organizations. The leadership of all the organizations involved with this collaboration agrees that this is a valuable program in allowing Jewish students to get hands-on experience that will be helpful to them as they make career decisions. They feel this win-win program benefits both the Jewish community and the participants. Agency cooperation, economic opportunity and the development of young talent are just a few of the positive aspects of the program.

To request an application packet or to receive more information, call Ellen Shapira at JFCS, 452-6341, ext. 225. Applications must be submitted by April 3, 2015. The applications will contain detailed job descriptions of specific positions available at JCL, JCC, JFCS and Jewish Hospital.

Applicants will be able to select the position for which they wish to apply. Selection decisions will be based on the student’s academic background, experiences and quality of the application.

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