Seasonal & Early Career

The core ingredients to a vibrant field of Jewish camps are the talented staff that bring magic to life for thousands of children every summer. We invest in passionate and skilled seasonal staff and early career professionals to ensure that dedicated people like you have opportunities to continue your professional growth in the Jewish camping field. Whether you’re considering working at camp for a summer or something more long-term, you’ll find a wide variety of fellowships, internships, and seasonal positions here to help you advance your professional journey. 

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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!

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.

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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.

Internship Opportunities

Staff Advisory Council (SAC) – Virtual with In-Person Opportunities

Cornerstone Event Interns – In-Person

Cornerstone Alumni Board (CAB) – Virtual

Machane Olami Initiative

International Staff Recruitment

Working at a North American Jewish summer camp is so much more than a job – it’s an experience like no other. With the Machane Olami: Global Jewish Camp Fellowship, international counselors and staff spend the summer creating lifelong friendships, learning about North American Jewish life, and sharing stories and culture with campers and staff from around the world!

Why work abroad at a Jewish summer camp?

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Please email Yevgeniy Klig at yevgeniy.klig@jewishcamp.org for more information.

Camp Management Fellowship

Seasonal supervisors at Jewish summer camps have many different roles and responsibilities. Whether they are unit heads, specialty heads, or program directors, they have a variety of hats they need to wear to be successful. For many at camp, being a seasonal supervisor is their first experience managing others and supervising either their peers or younger staff members. At FJC we know that having a good supervisor is a key factor in a counselor feeling seen and heard, which impacts staff satisfaction and likelihood to return to camp for future summers, as well as satisfaction and likelihood to return of campers. 

The Camp Management Fellowship (CMF) was piloted in Spring 2024 to bring high quality and timely training to seasonal camp supervisors. Thirty camps were selected to participate in this year’s pilot. Fellows receive ongoing training and support in the areas of communication, fostering relationships and managing differences, and modeling leadership. 

Interested in being a Camp Management Fellow in the future? Email Teri at teri@jewishcamp.org.

RootOne-FJC Israel Fellowship

The RootOne-FJC Israel Fellowship, launched in April 2023, is a two-year program that elevates young camp leaders who have demonstrated success working with teens. These staff members are educated on how to build on the existing relationships with campers, serve as part-time year-round camp team members, and help in the recruiting of campers to go on the RootOne-FJC trip to Israel. Following the summer in Israel, Fellows and campers then work together to prepare campers to return to camp as CITs or first year staff. 

The Fellowship includes a generous stipend and series of in-person professional development retreats centered on learning about Israel education, recruitment and marketing, staff supervision, and program development with their fellowship cohort.  

The FJC Fellowship

The FJC Fellowship is a paid, 21-month fellowship for recent college graduates seeking professional opportunities in the field of Jewish Camp. Fellows spend the summer working in a leadership role at a Jewish overnight or day camp, and the academic year working full-time at Foundation for Jewish Camp’s headquarters office in New York. 

Each Fellow will provide valuable support for field-wide initiatives, large-scale FJC programs, and organizational operations. Fellows will be supervised by senior FJC professionals, attend key meetings and events, and be exposed to the inner workings of a national non-profit organization.

Applications for the next cohort of the FJC Fellowship will open in early 2025.

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