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Applebaum Engagement Internship

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.

Engagement is the act of reaching others, getting to know them, and connecting with them on the basis of their interests, ambitions, and passions. Hillel attempts to engage others, seeking first to understand them, and then to identify common interests, offerings, or experiences that meet them where they are. With a focus on relationships and not on participation, we hope to create vibrant, relevant, Jewish life across campus, enhancing the accessibility of Jewish experiences for all students through conversations with peers.

The Hillel Campus Alliance of Michigan is seeking dynamic Applebaum Engagement Interns to work on five campuses: Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Kalamazoo College, and Western Michigan University. Applicants should be outgoing, social, willing to meet new people and create new opportunities for Jewish students on campus. 

Our Applebaum Engagement Interns will tap their personal social networks (fraternities or sororities, business majors, foodies, artists) to connect friends and friends of friends to each other, and to launch student-run Jewish initiatives on campus. Interns will learn to build authentic relationships, create new Jewish experiences, expand communities, and impart sophisticated and relevant Jewish content.

Applebaum Engagement Interns will be supervised by a HCAM staff members who have a deep knowledge of relationship building and community organizing. Our staff members will mentor and teach the interns, and meet students through the interns’ social networks and their own engagement efforts. 

The Interns provide on-going relationship-building, especially as follow-up to immersive experiences such as Taglit-Birthright Israel and Alternative Break trips.

For more information, contact Bridgette Sherwin

Hillel at CMU, EMU and WMU are seeking Applebaum Engagement Interns for the 2024-25 academic year. For more information, contact

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