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Hillel offers one-year internships for outstanding college students at the Michigan State University. Interns gain a unique opportunity to affect many aspects of Jewish campus life while receiving an excellent professional and learning experience. Hillel offers five distinct opportunities for students to serves as interns. Hillel interns will be responsible for coordinating, organizing and executing programming in their specific program area.

An ideal intern will be a student active in campus life with strong interpersonal skills, a commitment to Hillel and Jewish life on campus and a strong desire to develop programming for campus. Interns will work closely with a Hillel professional as their supervisor. The Hillel professional and intern will decide on appropriate hours for the internship. Listed below are brief descriptions of each internship position.

Ryan Rosman (z'l) Jewish Business Association Leadership Intern

Matthew Elias 

The Jewish Business Association represents the interests of Jewish undergraduates studying business at MSU. Supervised by Hillel professionals, the Ryan Rosman (z’l) Jewish Business Association Leadership Intern and the Ryan Rosman (z'l) Jewish Business Association Entreprenurial Fund Intern work closely with Hillel professionals to cultivate JBA membership and organize programming of interest to JBA members and the larger Jewish student community. Additionally, they oversee the Ryan Rosman (z'l) Entreprenurial Fund.

Langer Graphics Intern

Taylor Beardsall

The Langer Graphics Intern produces publicity tools to advertise Hillel events. These tools include, but are not limited to, the Hillel calendar, fliers, event invitations, etc. All projects are assigned and overseen by Hillel staff.

Langer Multimedia Intern

Sammy Kay

The Langer Multimedia Intern is responsible for creating original multimedia content for MSU Hillel. Projects include creating videos and multimedia presentations and managing all forms of MSU Hillel social media including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog and Vine. This intern also works to gain social media followers and writes for the college section of the Detroit Jewish News during the academic year. 

Ryan Rosman (z'l) Engagement Interns

Joe Freedman
Sara Weinfeld
Ariella Sternfeld
Josh Jankelovitz 

Engagement Interns work to get new and uninvolved students active in MSU Hillel and the Jewish Student Union. A friendly face on campus, the Engagement Interns work closely with freshmen students to help make their first year at MSU a welcoming and positive experience.

Blumberg Birthright Next Intern

Blake Issacs

The Blumberg Birthright Next Intern helps to organize and implement creative and engaging post Taglit-Birthright Israel programming. Additionally, the Blumberg Birthright Next Intern helps to recruit participants for MSU Hillel's winter and spring Taglit-Birthright Israel trips.

Michigan Jewish Conference Holocaust Commemoration Intern 

Ariel Bergman 

The Michigan Jewish Conference Holocaust Commemoration Intern is responsible for organizing and implementing the Official State of Michigan Holocaust Commemoration. Projects include coordinating the ceremony, overseeing a student committee and communicating directly with necessary parties to create a meaningful and successful commemoration. The MJC Holocaust Commemoration Intern will work directly with Hillel staff to coordinate this event. 

Athletics Intern 

Chandler Basch
Oliver Soble 

The Athletics Intern will work to coordinate all athletic efforts at MSU Hillel. This intern will organize intramural sports teams, plan tournament events, and assist in the Ryan Rosman (z'l) Memorial Student Golf Outing. 

Robert Echt (z’l) Graduate Intern

Emily Pawa 

The Robert Echt (z'l) Graduate Intern works with Hillel staff to engage graduate students and young professionals in Jewish life at MSU. Planning exciting events geared towards this community, the Robert Echt (z'l) Graduate Intern helps connect young adults with Jewish community both on and off campus. Past events have included social nights, bowling, in home Shabbat celebrations, Lansing Lugnuts games and more. 

StandWithUs Emerson Fellow 

Elana Werblin

The StandWithUs Emerson Fellow works on fostering a group of students dedicated to promoting Israel on campus. Running 4-6 major Israel educational events on campus per year, this fellowship builds coalitions and plans creative events that showcase Israel's vibrant Jewish and Democratic state. Additionally, the Emerson Fellow monitors anti-Israel activities on campus and actively counters misinformation campaigns against Israel. 

David Project Interns 

Ariel Bergman 
Ari Chesterman 
Bri Dines
Malik Hall
Sarah Klein 
Emily Linden 
Pablo Lopez
Jake Nitzkin
Jonnie Rozin 
Ashley Schnaar

David Project Interns focus on relational advocacy (creating genuine and lasting relationships) to build mututally beneficial relationships with other campus communities. Bringing Israel into the conversation, these interns partner with various campus organizations on programs that highlight Israels many achievements. 

Social Enterprise Intern

Jonah Newman 


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MSU Hillel has partnered with Intern In Michigan, a free internship resource that connects students with internship opportunities, based on skills and interests. In less than one year, more than 17,000 internship seekers and more than 1200 companies from across the state of Michigan have registered on Intern in Michigan.

Visit msuhillel.interninmichigan.com to learn more about the system or view this short video.

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