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Looking for a (Jewish) Summer in The City?

Summer is coming, and with it the season of low-level commitments… Ahhhhh! The summer internship! Now that I’m a “grownup” I sometimes get sad when I stumble onto interesting opportunities for smart young people. Because I’m not so young (or … Read More

By / March 1, 2007

Summer is coming, and with it the season of low-level commitments… Ahhhhh! The summer internship!

Now that I’m a “grownup” I sometimes get sad when I stumble onto interesting opportunities for smart young people. Because I’m not so young (or so smart) as I used to be. And I’m no longer eligible for these brief visits into other worlds.

That, for me, is the beauty part of an internship—that it’s brief, that (unlike crappy desk jobs that pay too much to walk away from) it gives you a chance to dabble. Be warned—grownups don’t get to dabble so much, so you should take advantage while you can.

Today, this posting came across my desk, and I thought it sounded Jewcy. Maybe you’ll apply?

Areyvut 2007 Summer Internship Program

Areyvut is a New York based national non-profit organization that seeks to integrate the values of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity), and tikkun olam (social justice) intoJewish education. Over the summer we will be having interns working in the office on the following areas: website content, funding and prospect research, Areyvut’s “A Kindness a Day” desk calendar, programming, event planning and Bnai Mitzvah Programs as well as helping with general administrative duties.

The internship is full time five days a week and will begin June 4th and continue through July 27th (with options to start before and continue after).

Interns will attend seminars on issues relating to non-profits and Jewish communal organizations during the course of the summer and may be eligible for college credit.

Qualifications:

We believe in working with people who value our mission and are willing to work hard towards that mission. If you are willing to learn, we are willing to teach.

The internship requires a highly motivated individual with strong communication, leadership, interpersonal and management skills who is passionate about Areyvut’s mission.

  • Some past non-profit or leadership experience (summer camp, youth movement, Hebrew School, etc.).
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Basic computer proficiency (Word, Excel and e-mail).
  • Knowledge of Judaism preferred, but not required.
  • Experience developing educational materials, implementing programs, desktop publishing abilities, HTML and grant writing experience a plus.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Is interested in Jewish education, working in the non-profit world and committed to learning.
  • Is committed to actively making a difference.
  • Has experience working with tweens and teens.
  • Understands the centrality of chesed, tzedakah and tikkun olam within Judaism and Jewish education.
  • Has an ability to develop rapport with broad range of people, a sense of humor, strategic thinking skills, creativity and vision.

Application:

Send or fax resume and cover letter to:

Daniel Rothner Areyvut Founder & Director 147 South Washington Ave Bergenfield, NJ 07621 E-Mail: daniel@areyvut.org Fax: 201-244-6702 www.areyvut.org