Opportunities


Here are some opportunities for passionate Jewish college students and young adults:

Learning

  • OU-JLIC‘s Winter Beit Midrash December 28-31, 2015. “Stepping into Shabbos: Exploring the Seventh Day” – full day learning and activities, based in Washington Heights (NYC). $99 (before Nov 5th), registration closes 12/1
  • Drisha’s Collegiate Summer Kollels – May 24-June 24 (men and women) and June 27-July 29, 2016 (women only). Join Drisha’s dynamic Beit Midrash for an immersive experience of Torah study, prayer, and community service and make your summer transformative! Kollel participants receive a full tuition waiver and a living stipend of $1,000. For more information on June or July at Drisha, email drishasummerprograms@gmail.com.
    • There’s also a semester-long Drishat Shalom learning fellowship – Tracks II and III: January 20, 2016 | Tracks I and IV: March 1, 2016
  • Nishmat’s learning program for college and post-college women is now accepting applicants for winter, summer, and year-long programs. Find more info and sign up here
  • Hadar‘s Summer and Year-Long Learning Programs – an immersive, energizing taste of yeshiva life where you will encounter and fully digest a breadth and depth of sources you’re not likely to encounter elsewhere. Summer beit midrash: Tuesday June 14 – Saturday August 6, 2016. Apply here

Internships/Fellowships

  • Summer in Jerusalem: OU-JLIC and Orayta are running a summer beit midrash and internship program in Jerusalem! June 22 – August 7, 2016, living together in the Old City, interning during the day and studying Torah in the evenings. $620 including internship placement/$300 if you set up your own internship (before Feb 25). Find out more and apply at jerusalemsummer.com
  • Onward Israel: OU is organizing a 6-week service learning program in Israel this summer – designed for a mix of campus leaders (i.e. you!) and less-involved Jewish students. H2H is helping recruit and we want to offer it to you first! So if you’re interested, want to know more, or know someone who is, let us know
  • Recruit for Birthright trips on your campus with Israel Free Spirit and get paid!
  • AJC’s Goldman Fellowship Program is a paid 9 week summer Fellowship designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. Fellows are placed in AJC and partner offices around the world, from New York City to Melbourne, Australia. More information at ajc.org/fellowship
  • Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals also has a fellowship and grant application for Orthodox college students with new and innovative ideas and programs for their campus! Check out the application at: http://www.jewishideas.org/universitynetwork/application
  • Uri L’Tzedek has a semester-long Amos Fellowship, which provide Orthodox leaders opportunities for leadership, learning, skills-building, and community-building.

Trips

  • Germany Close Up – Experience modern-day Germany and meet the Jewish communities of Berlin and Munich on a 9 day highly subsidized trip with fellow alumni of H2H, JLIC, and NCSY. The trip is May 31st – June 8th, and focuses on topics including German-Israeli and German-Israeli relations, The Holocaust and the present-day Jewish community. You only pay for a portion of plane ticket and the entire trip is Kosher and Shomer Shabbat. To apply, if you have any questions, or to hear what last summer’s participants had to say, check out jliconline.org/GCU or email steinreiche@ou.org
  • Justifi is a service learning trip to Thailand, tackling human trafficking through a Jewish lense. This is a special partnership trip with OU NextGen to provide the next generation of Jewish leaders with an unforgettable experience in Thailand this Summer 2016.  Open to all participants between the ages of 19 to 29 from all levels of Jewish observance. Find out more about the trip here.

Leadership/Volunteering

Other

  • Host a Pink Shabbat dinner, in partnership with Sharsheret and H2H! It could be a good opportunity to reach out to some female (or male) friends who relate to breast cancer awareness and for whom this could be their connection to Judaism..