Application deadlines approaching for JFed internship programs

Candidates for two Jewish Federation of St. Louis internship programs must submit their applications by Jan. 15. The internships are: 

• The Internship Experience for Future Community Leaders: This eight-week paid summer opportunity combines meaningful employment and a community connection experience for students who either live or study in St. Louis. 

The program provides employment at a local business or non-profit organization, a community mentor and opportunities for students to engage with the local Jewish community as part of a special cohort. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of college in fall 2015; be available Monday through Friday, June 1 to July 31; be Jewish or interested in the St. Louis Jewish community; have access to transportation. A matching process will occur with selected individuals and organizations to determine the specific internship site based on mutual interests and goals for the summer. In addition, each student will be paired with a mentor in the community who will help guide them throughout the internship experience. Participants will engage in a series of leadership development sessions to help hone skills in areas such as networking, communication, leadership styles and more. Apply online at

• Karen Solomon Intern Initiative: A program offering an employment opportunity for a young adult with disabilities. The internship, a program of the St. Louis Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative (with support from the Bill Solomon Family), is designed to enhance job skills that can lead to meaningful employment. 

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The 16- to 18-week paid, temporary internship will provide the candidate with an opportunity to observe Jewish Federation operations and work closely with various departments. Training, supervision and mentorship will be provided. Among some of the possible responsibilities are: research; writing; data entry; filing; sorting mail; scanning; helping prepare staff mailings; assisting with staff events; and attending meetings. 

Specific responsibilities will vary based on the department assignment. Applicants must be able to work with Microsoft Office programs; operate office equipment such as copy/fax/scan machines; focus on a repetitive task for an extended period of time with a high degree of accuracy; attend to detail; work productively in an office environment; take direction and complete tasks. To apply or for more information, contact Rinat Kisin at [email protected] or 314-442-3801.