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 2020. Join the thousands of motivated, talented, and ambitious college students who come to Washington, DC and infuse the city with their desire to foster positive change in the world! Hillel is seeking exceptional college students for multiple internships at Hillel International’s headquarters office in Washington, DC:



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.
  • Upload your resume and cover letter in one document.
  • Provide contact information for two references.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis – apply early for your best chances to be considered - priority will be given to applications received by February 28.

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
  • Experience an exciting summer in Washington, DC along with thousands of peers
  • Receive regular supervision and mentorship from Hillel staff
  • 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

Qualified candidates for all internships will possess the following characteristics:

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 abilities:

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


$300 living stipend per week to help offset costs associated with this volunteer internship.

"We are so grateful for the opportunities this internship afforded us to learn valuable professional skills and experience personal growth. We learned important professional and personal skills firsthand, including time management, delegation, teamwork, working under a supervisor, self-direction, networking for a purpose, getting outside our comfort zones, stress management, persistence and so much more." - former intern

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Talent Acquisition Intern

Join the Talent Acquisition Team for a hands-on, behind the scenes experience on the hiring side of HR. Our Summer Internship provides opportunities in research, database management, policy/procedure execution, data analytics, recruitment, and event management. You'll help us refine our recruitment techniques and launch new application processes. If you have an interest in helping people find and secure great jobs - our team will get you one step closer. 

Internship Dates: June - August – exact dates are flexible

Summer Conference Intern

We will be looking for 2 interns, each of whom will be focused on one of the following conferences:

Hillel Institute at Washington University in St. Louis July 19-23:

  • This conference brings together Hillel professionals, particularly new professionals, for a few days of training, networking, and renewing their passion for Jewish life on campuses across the world.

Student Leadership Gathering, August, Exact Dates TBA:

  • This conference will bring together student leaders from across the Hillel movement for leadership development and the opportunity to feel a part of something greater than their college campuses.

Responsibilities for both internships include managing logistics and conference materials, coordinating aspects of the various trainings, communicating with conference participants, and attending one of the conferences described above. There is the possibility that the intern will work on other smaller summer events/conferences that take place after/before each conference. Qualified applicants should be excited to work with a small team of interns, willing to take initiative and able to multi-task. An interest or background in event planning is a plus.

Internship Dates: For Hillel Institute Internship: Monday, June 3 - Friday, July 24 - exact dates are flexible, For Student Leadership Gathering Internship: June - August - exact dates are flexible

Communications Intern

The Communications Intern 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 and fact checking to support story development, supporting marketing campaign efforts for Birthright Israel: Hillel trips, social media management and monitoring, web and/or graphic design support, and more.

Qualified applicants should be undergraduate students or recent graduates, pursuing or in possession of a degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or other applicable fields. Understanding of the Hillel movement through active participation on campus preferred. Necessary skills include strong attention to detail, written storytelling, marketing and general communications, social media management, research and information gathering, multi-tasking and prioritizing, and fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Proficiency in Adobe Create Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and video editing or web design skills also a plus.

Internship Dates: Monday, June 3 – Friday, August 9, 2019 – 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 non-profit 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 a plus!

Internship Dates: mid-to-late May through mid-August – exact dates are flexible, this internship can be located in either our DC or NYC offices

Marketing Technology Intern

Be a key part of Hillel’s innovative cross-departmental digital initiatives including the Hillel College Guide, hillel.org, the staff intranet and platforms for web publishing, digital marketing, data management and online fundraising. Responsibilities may include: technology writing, updating interactive content, research, workshop facilitation, solution design, customer outreach, customer support, website authoring and graphics editing.

Qualified applicants should be rising seniors or recent graduates, pursuing or in possession of a degree in Communications, Design, Information Systems, Computer Science or other digital communication or technology related fields. Understanding of the Hillel movement through active participation on campus preferred. Necessary skills include strong attention to detail, comfort with technology, web authoring, research, multitasking and prioritizing, and fluency in Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Proficiency in any of the following are a plus: web design, Salesforce, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML/CSS or JavaScript. This internship will be based in the Technology Services department.

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

Marketing Intern

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. Some tasks of this position include writing, designing, and sending email marketing communications, helping to develop advertising campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, and Google, creating content for the Hillel International website, designing and marketing Jewish holiday eCards, and more!

Qualified applicants should be comfortable using email and social media marketing platforms, have digital design experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, and/or similar applications, and possess excellent writing skills.

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

Finance Intern

As an intern in the Finance/Accounting department, you will have the opportunity to be involved with the daily operations of our team including running reports, formatting documents, reconciliations, analysis, scheduling, filing and other duties and projects as assigned. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working in accounting or finance. Qualified applicants should be pursuing or in possession of a degree in Finance, Accounting, Management, or other related area of study. Necessary skills include proficiency with Microsoft Office (particularly Excel), strong attention to detail, and organization. 

Internship Dates: Mid-May through mid-August - exact dates are flexible. 

Development and Fundraising - Campaign Intern

As a member of Hillel International's Global Leadership Department you will work and develop relationships with professionals and volunteer leaders at a nationally distinguished non-profit organization; learn about and contribute to all aspects of Hillel's fundraising process; be trained on and develop proficiency in Microsoft Office suite programs, donor database systems (Salesforce); and develop customer service and donor relations experience. 

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

Qualified applicants should have experience in Microsoft Office, including Excel, excellent writing skills, and communications major, or similar, is a plus.

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

Hillel U -- Center for Engagement, Inclusion & Wellness Intern

The CEIW intern will support the work of the Hillel U Center for Engagement, Inclusion, & Wellness. Hillel U is Hillel International’s professional development program.

The person who takes on this role will be involved in our many efforts to provide Hillel professionals with resources and learning experiences around engagement, inclusion and wellness in order to best serve the students they work with on campus. The projects will vary greatly; the person in this role could be coordinating logistics for online learning sessions, copy-editing materials for our major summer conference, assisting in data management, researching trends in inclusion and higher education, and so much more.  This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a team that cares deeply about education, engagement, student well-being, diversity, and inclusion.

Qualified applicants should bring excellent written communication skills, a collaborative approach and a willingness to ask questions, familiarity with Excel and Google Suite, comfort with a pluralistic approach to Jewish life and engagement, and a passion for Hillel’s mission.

Internship Dates: mid-May through mid-August – exact dates are flexible


Please contact Katie Wexler, Assistant Director, Schusterman International Center Human Resources, at kwexler@hillel.org or 202-449-6556.

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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

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) is Hillel International’s global headquarters which has offices all around the world. The largest office, where this internship is based, is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. The Schusterman International Center helps local Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, talent, fiscal administration, student engagement and communications. Hillel International was recently named by The Washington Business Journal as one of Washington’s top-10 non-profits, and our downtown headquarters are located in Chinatown, conveniently off of the Red, Yellow and Green Metro lines.