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Hillel Summer Internship Program

Find Yourself in Buffalo

Interns will work Monday-Thursday (20-30 hours/week) and on Fridays will participate in group processing and immersive learning experiences that will further their professional growth and leadership skills. 

Program Dates: June 17th - August 9th

Employer Commitment:

  • Develop a meaningful, challenging project that interns can complete in the 8 week timeframe.

  • Assign a placement supervisor for the intern, who is available for regular supervision, including goal-setting at the beginning, providing regular feedback throughout the summer, and conducting an end-of-summer evaluation.

  • Attend a half-day orientation session for placement supervisors on June 12th and the closing ceremony on August 4th.

  • Create a safe work environment for interns that is free of bias and harassment.

  • Provide dedicated workspace for in-office work, and/or any necessary supplies or technology to support virtual work (ie. phone, computer, etc.).

  • Communicate will Hillel staff and complete paperwork in a timely manner.


Employers offer interns an hourly rate of at least minimum wage (currently $15.00/hour). Hillel will subsidize the salaries up to $1,000 for businesses and $1,500 for non-profit organizations, paid to the employer at the conclusion of the program. In addition, Hillel will screen applicants, offer tools for designing projects and evaluating interns, and provide an orientation for employers.

Application Process

February 23rd – Deadline for employers to submit project proposals.

April 1st - Employers receive student resumes and begin interviewing

April 26th  – Deadline for employers to make offers



The application requests the following information:

  • Supervisor and Employer name and contact information.

  • Project information: the name of the project, objectives and needs that the project will meet, a description of the tasks, and ways that success will be measured.

  • Specific skills required to complete the project.

  • Information about dress code and organizational culture.

This program is made possible in part by the generosity of Grant S. Golden, MD and Deborah Goldman, UB College of Arts and Sciences, and an anonymous supporter.

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