Internships/Career Services

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Amirim Israel Summer Programs

Young Judaea
575 8th Ave.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (917) 595-2100
Fax: (646) 649-2422
Email: summer@youngjudaea.org
Web: http://www.youngjudaea.org/amirim

Offers volunteer and internship opportunities in Israel with social action oriented organizations. Four- or eight-week programs for ages 18-27. Includes weekly trips, insightful speakers, social events and learning opportunities.

Hire U *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Email: info@metrochicagohillel.org
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org
Contact: Anna Weinstein, anna@metrochicagohillel.org

Delivers relevant career services to Hillel students in Metro Chicago. Workshops cover effective resume writing, interview skills, and networking opportunities to help them launch successful careers. Joint program of Hillel and JVS.

Lewis Family Summer Intern Program in Jewish Community Service *

The Hillels of Illinois
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 673-2353
Email: lsip@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/college/lsip.aspx
Contact: Karen Martin

Nationally recognized eight-week work-study internships for undergraduates; field placement at agencies and departments of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago.

Masa Israel Journey *

30 S. Wells Street
Suite 5072
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 357-4723
Email: tovahgoodman@juf.org
Web: http://www.masaisrael.org
Contact: Tovah Goodman

Provides five- to 12-month programs for 18-30 year olds, including gap year, study abroad, and post college internships and volunteer placements. The programs are specifically designed to give each individual an immersive experience complete with interactions in the local communities, intensive Hebrew immersion ulpan and trips all over the country. Many Masa alumni reflect on their experiences saying they connected more to their Jewish identity and the global Jewish community. Scholarships and grants are available to make the experience affordable.

Onward Israel *

Email: iec@juf.org
Web: http://www.onwardisrael.com/category/chicago

Develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship side by side with Israeli peers. This Tel Aviv based internship program places you in a work environment based on your skills, interests and future plans. Intern four days a week while one day a week will be devoted to learning about and experiencing contemporary Israeli society.

This program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other lead philanthropists, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish United Fund, and is organized by Israel Way.

WUJS

Young Judaea
575 8th Ave., 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (917) 595-2100
Fax: (646) 649-2422
Email: wujsr@youngjudaea.org.il
Web: http://www.youngjudaea.org/wujs
Contact: Yonit Schacher

Five-month internship program in Israel for ages 21-35. Intern at a top Israeli company and gain international business experience or find inspiration for your art amidst a thriving art community. Customizes each experience for maximum impact.

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Introduction to Judaism

An 18-week program designed for individuals and couples from Jewish and various other faith backgrounds who want to explore Jewish holidays and life cycle ceremonies, Jewish values, symbols and traditions, and Jewish liturgy and texts. Introduction to Judaism is ideal for those who are part of a Jewish family, are considering conversion, or simply want to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life. Co-sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Chicago Association of Reform Rabbis. Classes are offered at several locations around Chicago and the suburbs in the fall, winter and spring.

A Taste of Judaism

Curious about Judaism? A Taste of Judaism is designed for those who are curious about Judaism. These free three weekly sessions focus on the modern Jewish take on spirituality, values, and community. Sessions are dynamic and interactive; the teachers are engaging and accessible and are open to all of your questions and concerns. Whether you are simply curious about Judaism or are looking to take your next steps on your Jewish journey you have come to the right place! All are welcome. Program offered at several locations across Chicago and suburbs in the fall, winter and spring. 

Haym Salomon Center

A news and public policy group that produces content often ignored by traditional media outlets. Works to change the media's cultural narrative on Israel and Islamic extremism, combat anti-Semitism and defend Western civilization.

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