Jewish Federation announces 10 interns for new program

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has launched a summer internship program that will combine meaningful employment and a community connection experience for students who either live or study in St. Louis. From over 35 applications, 10 interns have been selected for the Internship Experience for Future Community Leaders; an eight-week paid summer opportunity that will provide 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.

The 2015 interns are:

Katherine Nachbar, a senior at Cornell University studying economics and Asian studies, will work at TechArtista, a collaborative co-working space for innovators, students and business professionals.

Lily Schacht, a junior at Washington University studying chemical engineering, will work at DEMA Engineering, a leading supplier of industrial products. 

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Ali Hunter, a junior at University of Tampa studying elementary education, will work at B’nai Amoona Congregation as a senior staff member at Camp Ramot Amoona.  

Rebecca Cohen, a junior at Drake University studying marketing and finance, will work at Fox Rodney Search, a global legal recruitment firm. 

Samuel Gallup, a junior at Truman State University studying accounting and financial management, will work at Zoltek Companies, Inc., which works to develop, manufacture and market carbon fiber for various applications.

Jacob Sandweiss, a junior at University of Miami majoring in accounting, will work at Tarlton Construction.

Robert Berman, a senior at Lindenwood University majoring in finance, will work at Manor Real Estate, which focuses on both commercial and residential real estate. 

Jacqueline Heymann, a junior at Drake University studying politics and sociology, will work at social justice non-profit Missouri Jobs with Justice.

Katherine Frank, a Junior at Tulane University studying marketing, will work at Cooperative Home Care, which brings health care to patients’ homes, focusing on skilled nursing, therapy and in-home care. 

Leah Gluck, a senior at Washington University majoring in philosophy-neuroscience-psychology, will work at National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section.

In addition to the internship, each student will be paired with a mentor in the community who will help guide them throughout the internship experience. All participants also will engage in a series of leadership development sessions to help hone skills in areas such as networking, communication and leadership styles.