Each year, Hillel hires a small team of interns who create, plan, and run Hillel's programs and events. There are many opportunities to be a leader, from planning and cooking Shabbat meals to running Hillel's social media platforms. Interns are an integral part of creating and connecting our Hillel community.
- Plan and lead 5 programs throughout each quarter; these can range from small to large (i.e. Havdallah bonfire, Tu B’shvat celebration, Purim party, etc).
- Work with other interns and non-Hillel students to ensure that programs are thoughtful, fun, engaging, and include a Jewish context.
- Create a budget and schedule for each event.
- Potentially apply for grants to help with event funding.
- Create a menu for, shop for, prepare, and cook Shabbat meals each week.
- Attend 5 Shabbat dinners each quarter and help with the cooking/meal prep for 8 Shabbat dinners per quarter.
- Help plan and cook Pesach Seder meal
- Update Hillel’s Facebook, website, and Instagram.
- Post Student of the Week, Mensch Mondays, and/ or Freshman Fridays on Hillel’s Facebook.
- Potentially work on grant proposals and related event budgets.
- Go on coffee dates with students and maintain relationships.
- Attend and invite students to all events.
- Encourage students to get involved with Hillel and to lead programs that excite them.
- Create a welcoming environment and act as a liaison for new students.
Jewish Life Intern
- Lead Shabbat services every Friday (or work with the Program Director to find a suitable replacement).
- Seek out opportunities to incorporate Jewish learning and religious significance into all Hillel programs.
- Help to create an environment for students to get more connected to Jewish life.
- Plan and lead one to two Israeli educational events each quarter (i.e. music, science, art, business, history, etc.).
- Create engaging and unique ways to tell Israel’s story.
- Find partner organizations and departments to co-sponsor events.
David Project Intern
This internship is for students who want to effectively and strategically engage their campus community about Israel. Interns will work closely with Hillel, The David Project, and their own campus community to learn about relational advocacy and become relationship building experts. Interns will meet on a regular basis throughout the school year while building strategic relationships with influential communities to bring Israel into the conversation on campus. Click here to apply.
Slugs For Israel
Slugs For Israel at UC Santa Cruz is a progressive student organization that celebrates the culture of Israel. Slugs For Israel is welcome to any member of the local community who believes in the future of the state of Israel, regardless of ethnicity, gender, creed, or religion. Click here to connect to their Facebook page.
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