Participating agencies affiliated with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and other institutions* in our community will offer placements for accepted interns based on interest and experience. Interns should be prepared to discuss what category of internship they are interested in.
Lewis Summer Internship assignments vary from year to year, but internships are structured to provide a broad scope of experiences in his or her agency under close professional supervision.
Specific job descriptions will be discussed at second-round interview.
Sample For-Profit Placements (from previous years):
Giving Tree Associates
Lakeshore Management Inc.
Much Shelist (law)
Next Star Vodka
Symphony Post Acute Network
Internships based on categories and experience:
Internships are available for students interested in pursuing a career in the financial and accounting sectors. Transcripts may be required to assess applicant qualification for these positions based on their Major/Minor.
CJE: Center for Healthy Living
JVS: Illinois SBDC/Duman Entrepreneurship Center (SBDC)
JVS: Career Services
Internships are available for students interested in pursuing a career in Marketing, Communications, Non-Profit Financial Resource Development, Fundraising, etc. These positions require students with strong writing and communication skills and writing samples will be required.
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership - Marketing Department
JCC Financial Resource Development
Hillels of Illinois Development
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Jewish National Fund
Planning & Allocations/Operations/Administration/Education/Outreach & Engagement
Internships are available for students interested in pursuing a career in Non-Profit Management and Development. These positions require students with strong writing and communication skills and writing samples will be required. Experience with Jewish nonprofits is a plus, passion for the Jewish community is essential.
JUF Planning and Allocations
JUF Youth Initiatives
Israel Education Center
JUF Young Adult Engagement
Social Work/Direct Service/Volunteer Services
Internships are available for students interested in pursuing a career in social work or want to give back by working closely with in-need populations. Students may receive college credit for the Summer Intern Program depending on their academic programs. Many universities consider The Harriet and Maurice Lewis Family Summer Intern Program valid as an independent study project, granting full or partial credit. Interns must make arrangements for academic credit through their university or department on ther own.
CJE SeniorLife (4 locations)
JCFS Virgina Frank