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Hillel Internships

Join hundreds of students across the country as they transform Jewish life for their peers. 

Build relationships. Connect to Jewish life. Create meaningful Jewish opportunities.

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Shabbat Hosting Lab

Brand new this year, Hillel will be accepting 8 students this Fall and 8 students in the Spring semester to participate int he Shabbat Hosting Lab. You will join the Executive Director, Amanda Herring, for a 10-week learning program focused on Shabbat. Together we will explore how to build a ritual of rest and balance into your own weekly routine. You will join Amanda and her family for a Shabbat at her home. Then, each intern will reach out and share the love of hospitality with peers, hosting two funded Shabbat dinners at their homes or at a public gathering space. We are seeking energetic passionate students who have established networks across the rich diversity of the Virginia Tech campus for this program. 

Interns must have the ability to attend all 10 learning sessions (Tuesday nights 6-7:30PM) Starting September 12th and ending November 28th. 

Interns must host 2 Shabbats and attend the in-person Shabbat experience.

Interns will receive a stipend of $300 upon completion of the program in addition to funding in the amount of $10/person at their Shabbat dinners and ritual objects to support their experiences.

At the end of this semester, interns will be skillful experience curators, able to deepen relationships and craft meaning through an experience they plan. They will also be a part of a community of hosts who enjoy creating and collaborating with one another!


Jewish Learning Fellowship

The Jewish Learning Fellowship is a 10-week paid  internship where fellows participate in a seminar style class to discuss life’s big questions through Jewish lens. Topics include, but are not limited to: friendship, memory, identity, and intimacy. Additionally, there is a special Shabbat experience exclusively for the cohort. Fellows will walk away with a strong sense of Jewish community and a love of Jewish learning. No previous Jewish Education is required!!

Nationally, JLF is the largest educational provider for Jewish students in North America, and over 5,000 students across the country participate every year.

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Hillel Welcome Team

Located at 710 Toms Creek Rd, the Jewish Student organization is seeking front desk interns to manage sign-in for the building during operating hours. Desk staff will also be in charge of managing room reservations in our building, marketing the space to potential parties, maintaining the cleanliness and organization of the space, and answering the desk phone with inquiries. We will require 2 hours of security training on Sunday, January 21st, and are seeking staff willing to work late shifts. Shifts will be 5 hours twice a week (12pm-5pm and 5pm-10pm Monday- Thursday, Friday from 12pm-5pm, and Sundays from 5pm-10pm). 


Parking is available. 


The welcome team is the first face potential Hillel visitors will see when they come to our building, we are seeking responsible and reliable students who can also embody a welcoming and enthusiastic spirit. Responsibilities may include building tours, an explanation of the programs and offerings at Hillel, and opportunities to get involved. 


Interns will receive a $500 stipend per semester.

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