Launched in 2002, Areyvut infuses the lives of Jewish youth with the core Jewish values of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (social action). Since our inception we have always had students serve as Summer Interns. We take great pride in providing our interns real work, mentoring them during and after their internship and the leadership roles our past interns have taken within the Jewish and non-profit world.
To meet the needs of high school and college students and to accommodate and maximize participation, we are offering incredible flexibility. Interns will have the ability to intern and/or volunteer based on their schedule and can choose to come in person to our office in Bergenfield, be completely virtual or hybrid. With this approach anyone anywhere who is eager to actively use their passion, skills and talents to make a meaningful contribution, learn about the non-profit world and challenge themselves are welcome at any point during the summer. There is no deadline to apply. Applicants are welcome to apply at their convenience throughout the summer.
This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a career in education, Jewish education, non-profit, development, event planning, entrepreneurship and/or publishing. Summer Interns will work under the supervision of Daniel Rothner, Areyvut Founder & Director. It is open to Middle School, High School, College and Graduate students.
Anyone committing to less than 10 hours will be considered a volunteer and will not be compensated and anyone who completes more than 10 hours will be considered an intern and will receive a stipend. The amount of the stipend will depend on their experience, number of hours completed and nature of their project. In lieu of paying Middle School students we will provide them with a gift they can use and enjoy to illustrate our appreciation.
Sample projects include:
2022 A Kindness a Day Calendar: Edit 2022 A Kindness a Day Calendar content before it is submitted to Hebcal, formatted for daily e-mails and automated posting to Twitter.
Advisory Resources: Develop resources to help those that run Advisory programs in Middle School and High School to address issues including but not limited to alcohol, body image, cyber bullying, drugs, interpersonal relationships, mental health, peer pressure and setting boundaries.
Best Practices: We want to develop a new resource on Best Practices of Chesed, Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam and seeking someone who can take the project from inception to completion.
Book Project: We are exploring a book project (a few actually) and need help with various aspects of the project including helping to organize and categorizing content.
Creative Uses for Content: Looking for creative and innovative suggestions for ways to use content that we have compiled but have not yet disseminated.
Data Entry: We are exploring switching CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems and need lots of data inputted and transferred.
Dog Toy/Headband Project Preparation: Preparation required for a project to benefit dog owners, shelters and creating headbands for those with cancer or undergoing treatment.
High Holiday Reader: Looking to create a High Holiday Reader that includes short vignettes, excerpts and ideas to help readers reflect and renew during the High Holidays.
Parsha Content for Youth Directors: Content is developed but needs to be edited and supplemented.
Shmitta: Develop curricular materials on Shmitta and in particular the ways in which it relates to our work.
Virtual Chesed Ideas: Use content we have to compile a comprehensive and easy to use resource that can always be used anytime anyone ever needs to volunteer or do chesed virtually or remotely.
You Matter Card Distribution: We want to actively distribute our You Matter Cards to various audiences including police and fire departments nationally. We need help in acquiring and developing distribution lists and in facilitating the project.
You Matter Video: Go to a mall and popular public place and distribute You Matter Cards and engage people in the idea behind the campaign and create a video highlighting this effort.
These are merely sample projects to provide a sense of the scope, import, reach and impact of these projects and efforts.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume as a PDF to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted throughout the summer. Please include “Summer Intern” in the subject line. Only e-mail submissions will be accepted.