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

​All internship positions for summer 2019 have been filled. The application is now closed. We look forward to seeing your applications for summer 2020 next year!

Hillel International 
is excited to launch its application for Summer Internships 2019. 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 March 31.

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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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 rising seniors 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: Ideal dates are June 3 through August 23 – exact dates are flexible

Digital Marketing Intern

As a member of Hillel International’s Digital and Direct 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 and Instagram, improving Hillel’s Jewish scholarships portal, designing and marketing Jewish holiday eCards, and creating new designs for products sold in Hillel’s online shops.

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: June 3 through August 16 – exact dates are flexible

Hillel Institute Summer Conference Interns

As a Summer Conference Intern at Hillel’s Schusterman International Center, you will work with key stakeholders at Hillel’s headquarters to plan, organize, and help facilitate Hillel’s premier summer training for all new professionals from across North America, Hillel Institute. Responsibilities include managing logistics and conference materials, coordinating aspects of the various trainings, communicating with conference participants, and attending one summer conference: Hillel Institute at The Rosen Plaza in Orlando July 14-19. There is the possibility that the intern will work on other smaller summer events/conferences that take place after Hillel Institute. We will be hiring one Summer Conference Intern. 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: Monday, June 3 – Friday, August 9, 2019 – exact dates are flexible

Technology Services Intern

Be a key part of Hillel’s most innovative technology initiatives including the digital Hillel College Guide, hillel.org, the Hillel Hub, and enterprise platforms for web publishing, CRM, digital marketing, data management, and online fundraising. Responsibilities may include: technology research, workshop facilitation, solution design, data management, customer outreach, customer support, website authoring, HTML, and graphics editing. Qualified applicants should be rising seniors or recent graduates, pursuing or in possession of a degree in Computer Science, Communications, Graphic Design or other 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 and information gathering, multitasking and prioritizing, and fluency in Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Proficiency in any of the following are a plus: HTML/CSS, JavaScript, web design, Salesforce, or Adobe Creative Suite.

Internship Dates: June 15 through mid-August – 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

Development 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; and develop customer service and donor relations experience. 

Some tasks of this position include assisting with donor relations through phone, email and mail inquiries; processing and soliciting donations; making thank you calls; facilitating donor acknowledgements and billing processes; updating donor correspondence; researching prospects/donors; manage Google Alerts and newspaper clippings; tracking donor communications; helping with the planning, logistics, and follow-up with high-level receptions around the country; executing in-house mailings of letters, tribute cards; and general administrative and operational support, including filing, faxing, copying, 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


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.