Hillel Summer Internship Program

Find Yourself in Buffalo

Interns will work full time Monday-Thursday (32 hours/week) and on Fridays will participate in group processing and immersive learning experiences that will further their professional growth and leadership skills. Interns will receive a stipend of $3,000 from Hillel of Buffalo. 

Program Dates: June 1-July 24th

June 1-2: Orientation

June 3: First day onsite

July 23: Closing Celebration with Employers

July 24: Program Farewell

Employer Commitment:

  • Develop a meaningful, challenging project that interns can complete in the 8 week, 32 hours/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 2nd and the closing ceremony on July 23rd.

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

  • Provide dedicated workspace and any necessary supplies or technology (ie. phone, computer, etc.).

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm to join in the pilot of this program, a commitment to providing feedback about the program to the organizers, and an understanding that this summer will be a learning experience for the interns, the employers, and for Hillel.

Participation Fee

The participation fee for employers is $2,000, and a $500 grant is available for non-profits to offset this fee. The participation fee includes applicant screening and placement, employer orientation, the intern’s stipend, and tools for designing and evaluating intern projects.

Application Process

Friday, March 6th  – Priority deadline for students to apply for the program.

Employers submit applications. Employers are welcome to submit a draft to Hillel before the deadline to receive feedback.

Mid-March - Employers will be informed if they are selected to host an intern.

Hillel will conduct application screening and student interviews. Hillel will make an on-site visit to potential placement supervisors to discuss the proposed project.

Late March – Employers and students will be informed of their placements.

Placement supervisors and interns meet one-on-one to confirm the match.


Application: http://bit.ly/buffalointernship

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.

Hillel of Buffalo
Campus Center for Jewish Life
520 Lee Entrance
UB Commons Suite 101B
Amherst, NY 14228

Phone: 716.616.0083

Email: shalom@hillelofbuffalo.org

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