Camp is an incredible place to develop and launch your career. FJC Internships are amazing opportunities to develop your skills and passions in your professional and academic interest areas, all through the lens of Jewish camp!
Foundation for Jewish Camp, and its partner organizations, are offering a menu of internship and fellowship opportunities for camp staff and young adults in 2023!
Options range from the full semester to just a few days, and everything in between. See below to learn about each internship option, eligibility, and application timeline.
In all of our internships and volunteer opportunities, we are seeking to create teams that reflect the diversity of camp staff from across North America, and around the world. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to ensure we get the best, most creative talent from the field.
2023 Internship Opportunities
Mental Health Graduate Student Fellowship
Deadline to apply: February 24th, 2023
The Mental Health Graduate Student Fellowship is an opportunity for current students pursuing a mental health graduate degree (having completed at least one year prior to Summer 2023) to learn on-the-job skills by supporting campers and/or staff at camp alongside a mental health professional this summer.
Fellows will learn and grow while participating in pre-camp and in-summer fellowship meetings with peers, facilitated by experts in the field.
Participating camps will receive funding to supplement the fellow’s summer salary. To be eligible, camp must have recruited a graduate student who has completed at least one year of study by summer 2023 or recently finished graduate school in a mental health field (such as social work, psychology, psychiatry, counseling).
Apply by February 24th (and acceptances on a case-by-case basis after).
Cornerstone Alumni Engagement Internship
Deadline to apply: March 3rd, 2023
As a member of the Cornerstone Alumni Engagement Internship, you will have the opportunity to leverage the programming skills you gained from attending Cornerstone to design and execute a program, in Spring 2023, that engages with and benefits a community you are a member of outside of camp.
This is your chance to bring the joy of camp programming into the world and, as you would at camp, you will build this program through a Jewish lens. We want to challenge you to focus on an area of programming that feels authentic to you and fits into the culture, needs, and wants of your community. You will have access to up to $300 as reimbursement for materials, supplies, transportation, speakers, etc. you may need to complete your program. Additionally, by completing all requirements of this internship, you will receive a stipend of $300.
- Applicants must be alumni of the Cornerstone Fellowship
- Applicants must attend all five synchronous virtual meetings on the following dates:
- Monday and Tuesday, March 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th from 6-8pm ET
- Monday, May 8th from 6-8pm ET
- Applicants must complete asynchronous work between sessions that will help with the execution of the desired program – a full timeline will be provided.
- Preference will go to applicants who plan to return to camp for summer 2023 but we encourage all to apply
Inclusion Internship Facilitated by FJC and Keshet
Deadline to apply: March 8th, 2023
Are you interested in learning more about inclusion and working with campers and staff with disabilities? Make sure to sign up for FJC’s inclusion internship!
We are excited to launch the application for our third Inclusion internship. This opportunity is open to both Day and Overnight camp staff. If you want to work with campers or staff with disabilities, or if you’d just like to learn what inclusion is all about, this is the perfect internship for you. You will be trained by experts in the Disability and Inclusion field and have a better understanding of how to bring inclusive practices to camp. We will focus on tangible tools that will benefit your campers and the whole community.
Applications open on February 15th and are due by March 8th, 2023. There will be 6 sessions spread across 3 weeks. The first internship session will take place on April 18th at 4pm-5:30pm ET. Please reach out to us with any questions! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Those returning to camp in Summer 2023 will receive a $250 stipend.
Please include a screenshot or PDF with a recommendation from a camp professional as part of the application.
- Must be a senior in high school, or college aged (18-22ish)
- Be returning to work at a Jewish camp in Summer 2023
- Required dates: 4-5:30pm (ET) every Tuesday & Thursday from April 18 – May 4th 2023
Olami Experience Liaison (OEL) Cohort
Deadline to apply: March 31st, 2023
FJC will be offering a special cohort opportunity for returning international staff who will be supported and trained to serve as Olami Experience Liaison, an informal staff care support role for your camp’s international staff group.
Participants of the cohort will receive 4-6 sessions of virtual training and a stipend that will cover their staffing/visa fees of up to $250 (must be staffed at camp through JCUSA). Camps with participating international staff will be eligible to receive 1:1 matching funding for up to $500 ($1,000 total budget) to conduct staff care experiences focused on (but not limited to) their international staff.
Ask your camp to Apply Here.
International Staff at Cornerstone 2023
FJC will support international returning staff in participating in Cornerstone 2023 training to cover extra travel and participation expenses beyond existing support. Please let your camp’s senior staff know so they can apply on your behalf.
Do you have general questions regarding internships? Contact Teri at email@example.com