Hillel International Summer Internships

2017 Summer Interns.

“I would certainly recommend this internship to anyone who is looking for an excellent learning opportunity, a valuable Jewish experience and foray into working with Jewish professionals in the Jewish non-profit world.” - former intern

Hillel International is excited to launch its application for Summer Internships 2021. Hillel is seeking exceptional college students for multiple internships to work with Hillel International’s employees across North America. Join us for an exciting summer of professional development, cohort building, and opportunities to build new professional skills. This internship will be a remote internship opportunity that will span 8 weeks; specific dates may vary depending on department. The Summer internship opportunities that are being offered are: 

To Apply:

Please complete the online application. When completing the application, please be prepared to:

  • Indicate which internship(s) you are applying for (you may apply for no more than two) and share in your cover letter why you would be a good candidate for that particular internship.
  • Answer two short essay questions.
  • Upload your resume and cover letter.
  • Provide contact information for at least two references.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis – apply early for your best chances to be considered. Applicants will be notified by email upon receipt of their completed applications and phone interviews will be offered to a select number of candidates. We encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible! 

As a Hillel International summer intern, you will:

  • Learn professional skills at a nationally distinguished non-profit organization
  • Receive regular supervision and mentorship from Hillel International staff
  • Build relationships with a cohort and network of other summer interns
  • Participate in professional development opportunities including:
    • Skills development workshops
    • Opportunities to meet with Hillel’s top executives
    • Ongoing Jewish enrichment from Hillel’s Senior Jewish Educators and a variety of local and community educators
    • Opportunities to meet with various colleagues across departments for virtual 1:1 meetings

Who You Are:

Ideal candidates should have an interest in transforming their local campus communities upon completion of the internship. They must be committed to helping create a Jewish future that is relevant and compelling to them and their peers. Interns must possess an innovative, creative and problem-solving approach to their work.

In addition, interns should possess the following traits:

  • High attention to detail
  • Exceptional time and project management skills
  • Motivated and willing to work independently and as part of a team
  • A creative, problem-solving attitude
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Open and excited to meet new people

The Center for Jewish and Israel Education seeks an Israel Education Intern who is passionate about learning, excited by nuanced Israel conversations, and inspired to understand how educational material is developed! The intern will play a critical role in developing curricular offerings for campuses and assisting in the experience design for Masterclass: Israel, a flagship fellowship for Israel educators. Our curricular offerings are based on the belief that good Israel education should begin with authentic inquiry, explore multiple narratives, and invite personal reflection. As we build out these offerings, we are excited to welcome an intern to take the lead in:

  • Collecting and synthesizing existing Israel curricula available in the field, looking for topical trends and themes
  • Finding new and diverse voices using online databases and news sources
  • Giving our source sheets a “digital facelift” by working with our graphic design expert and google docs
  • Researching Israeli art, music, and poetry that deepen our understanding of the big questions animating Israeli society (ability to translate from Hebrew to English is a bonus, though certainly not required)

In addition to curricular development, the intern will assist in design and implementation of the closing seminar for our flagship Israel education fellowship. The intern will help design an incredible user experience for our fellows by thoughtfully organizing and curating communications, organizing logistics, and playing the role of Tech DJ during the seminar.

Internship Dates: June & July; exact dates are flexible

Hillel@Home Digital Content Intern

As the pandemic set in over a year ago, Hillel quickly pivoted to offer meaningful Jewish experiences online for college students around the world. A year later, Hillel@Home has produced more than 400 live events, launched a podcast, and continues to work with local Hillels to offer virtual opportunities for students to connect with one another, engage in deep learning, and discover awesome content.

As we wrap up a year of innovative content creation and look ahead to a new semester in which some students will be back on campuses in person, and others will still be partially or fully remote, we are redesigning our online offerings to suit what students need and want most in the months ahead. 

The Hillel@Home Digital Content Intern will work closely with members of Hillel’s Global Student Experiences (GSX) Team on several digital content projects as well as other project support as needed. Qualified candidates will have video editing experience, are social media savvy, and have high attention to detail. Top candidates have experience with online content creation, experience with graphic design or other artistic inclination, and an enthusiastic, entrepreneurial spirit. Experience creating/uploading closed captions is a bonus. 

20 hours per week, with flexible schedule within regular East Coast business hours. June 1 - July 31 with flexibility if needed.

No Longer Accepting New Applicants:

Campaign Services Intern

Hillel International’s Campaign Services Team manages all back end operations to support fundraising efforts. The Campaign Services team manages the donor database and reporting, gift and donor biographical information, donor customer service, prospect research and development, and a variety of other key processes to support the entire Advancement Department in our annual organizational fundraising goals.

As a member of Hillel International's Campaign Services Team you will work and develop relationships with professionals across the Advancement Department and within the larger organization. You will have the opportunity to learn about and assist with many aspects of Hillel's fundraising process. You will be trained on and develop proficiency in Microsoft Office suite programs, donor database systems, and develop customer service and donor relations experience. 

Some tasks of this position may include assisting with campaign services through phone, email and mail inquiries; processing donations; making donor calls; facilitating donor acknowledgement processes; updating donor correspondence; researching prospects and donors; manage Google Alerts and newspaper clippings; tracking donor communications; assisting with in-house mailings of letters, tribute cards; and general administrative and operational support, including data entry. 

Internship Dates: June & July; exact dates are flexible.

Communications Intern

We are hiring 2 interns for the Communications team! The Communications Interns will be a vital part of a small team, working to create and implement marketing, public relations, social media, and communications strategy for Hillel International. Responsibilities may include: blogging, research, copyediting, and fact checking to support story development; supporting marketing campaign efforts; curating, writing, and editing email newsletters; social media management and monitoring; content management for websites and media galleries; graphic design and video production support; and more.

Qualified applicants should be rising seniors or recent graduates, pursuing or in possession of a degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or other applicable fields and/or previous professional experience in communications and marketing. Understanding of the Hillel movement through active participation on campus preferred. Necessary skills include: strong attention to detail, skilled writing and editing, social media savvy, ability to multitask and prioritize, fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and basic graphic design and video editing skills. Proficiency in Adobe Create Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and HTML/web design skills a plus.

Internship Dates: June & July; exact dates are flexible.

Hillel U - Center for Engagement, Inclusion & Wellness (CEIW) Intern

The CEIW intern will support the work of the Hillel U Center for Engagement, Inclusion, & Wellness (CEIW) up to 20 hours a week during summer 2021. The CEIW team focuses on creating learning opportunities for Hillel professionals to build and strengthen skills necessary to engage students in meaningful, authentic ways that are informed by students’ interests, passions, identities and needs; connect students to something greater than themselves; foster diverse, inclusive communities; and promote student and staff well-being and participation in Jewish life.

The person who takes on this internship will be involved in our many efforts to provide Hillel professionals with resources and learning experiences around student engagement, equity, inclusion, and wellness in order to best serve the students they work with on campuses around the world. As such, our work takes many forms. One day you might be involved in editing an article about inclusion trends in higher education, the next you might be preparing resources about Gen Z and student engagement to train new Hillel professionals, and the next you might be inputting data and running reports on participant experience in our wellness course. The projects will vary greatly; see below for an overview of tasks this role will be heavily involved in completing.

Some responsibilities may include: Content Management, Hillel U Course Support, and Research and Development support  

Internship Dates: June & July; exact dates are flexible.

As a member of Hillel International’s Marketing department, you will be responsible for assisting with marketing and advertising efforts across a number of different platforms. Responsibilities related to this position include: writing, designing, and sending email marketing communications; designing social media graphics; filming and developing original TikTok videos and content; helping to develop advertising campaigns on Facebook and Instagram; creating content for the Hillel International and Hillel@Home websites; designing and marketing Jewish holiday eCards, and more!

Qualified applicants should be comfortable using email and social media marketing platforms, have graphic design experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, and/or similar applications, experience in video editing (nice to have), and possess excellent writing skills.

  • Top candidates should be very comfortable using Canva or other graphic design software, and should be up-to-date on the latest social media trends. 

Internship Dates: mid-to-late May through mid-July – exact dates are flexible.

As a member of Hillel International’s Marketing department, you will be responsible for assisting with marketing and advertising efforts across a number of different platforms, as well as analyzing their performance. Responsibilities related to this position include: writing, designing, and sending email marketing communications; analyzing social media performance and email marketing analytics in Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets; crafting PowerPoint presentations; helping to develop advertising campaigns on Facebook and Instagram; updating Hillel’s annual College Guide statistics; assisting with Hillel’s Scholarship Portal and Jewish College Bound marketing campaigns, and more!

Qualified applicants should be comfortable using email platforms such as MailChimp or Constant Contact, social media marketing platforms, graphic design experience (nice to have), and possess excellent writing skills and a strong understanding of marketing statistics such as open rates, click-thru rates and cost per click.

Internship Dates: mid-to-late May through mid-July – exact dates are flexible.

Strategic Human Resources & Talent Acquisition Intern

The Strategic HR team and the Talent Acquisition team are seeking an organized and efficient intern to assist in the hiring, onboarding, offboarding, and additional daily processes of our teams. Responsibilities include helping our team develop and share resources and training materials, build out and maintain a filing system for employee records, and assist in our launch of a new applicant tracking system. Join our team for a hands-on, behind the scenes experience of both aspects of HR!

Qualified applicants should have great attention to detail, be a quick learner, and an independent worker. An ideal candidate will be comfortable working with data as well as sensitive HR and hiring documents. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about the employee life cycle, from the hiring process, onboarding, performance management, and offboarding. Our teams prioritize creating the best experience for all of our job applicants and employees and we’re looking for an intern who has a positive attitude and can approach our work with flexibility and maturity. 

Internship Dates: June & July; exact dates are flexible

Measurement Intern

The Measurement Team, a branch of the Campus Success Pillar, is seeking an intern to assist with the daily operations of work. Our goal is to help build a data-informed culture across the Hillel movement by collecting, analyzing and making meaning of local Hillel data. Interns’ responsibilities may include data entry, data analysis, presentation & report design, customer service support, and other general administrative tasks. This is a unique opportunity to be involved with an exciting initiative that is fundamentally reshaping our movement and to have a lot of fun with the team that’s doing it! 

Qualified applicants should either be currently enrolled in a college/university program or recent graduate, with an interest in nonprofit management, business, statistics, strategic planning, performance management, organizational psychology or other applicable field. Necessary skills include strong attention to detail, good interpersonal and analytical skills as well as fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Experience with design and data visualization is a plus! 

Internship Dates: June & July; exact dates are flexible


Interns will be paid $15 per hour* for up to 20 hours per week. *Please note that hourly wage is dependent on which state the intern will be working out of.

About Hillel International:

Hillel International is the largest organization in the world with a focus on university-age Jews, serving young adults at more than 550 colleges and communities around the world. Hillel International plays a critical role in ensuring the future of our Jewish community by creating a welcoming environment for college-age Jewish students and demonstrating how Jewish tradition can be incorporated into their lives. Hillel International helps expand their Jewish knowledge, hone leadership skills, bolster ties to Israel, and present opportunities for social justice work. Just as the university establishes a professional foundation for students’ futures, Hillel International builds a Jewish foundation for their lifetime. Hillel International equips today’s students and young adults to be the supporters and leaders of tomorrow’s Jewish community.

About Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center:

Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) which has multiple offices throughout the world including in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Jerusalem, helps local Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, talent, fiscal administration, student engagement and communications.

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.


Please contact Nikki Goldrod, Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition at Hillel International at ngoldrod@hillel.org.


“Over the past eight weeks, my interest in nonprofit work has grown and I’ve realized this is the kind of work I want to do in the future. Hillel has been a home to me throughout my college experience, so I loved being able to give back this summer.”

“I learned that I would love to work in a place in the future that has a positive and collaborative organizational culture like Hillel International. Everyone was so welcoming, excited to interact, and helpful in many ways.”

“Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and I was able to form long-lasting relationships with my supervisors, which I really appreciate. I would 100% recommend this internship to other Jewish students at my campus!”