This summer I was a Hillel Summer Intern at the Schusterman International Center in D.C. My specific internship was as a Jewish Experience Intern through the Meyerhoff Jewish Education Center, and it was focused a lot on Jewish education in Hillel programming.
Myself and the other Jewish Experience Intern did a lot of work going through education archives to determine what was still useful/could be worked on for further use, and what was no longer extremely relevant to the Jewish young adult. We also started work on a Pilot program for Jewish Holiday education on campuses, and helped with Webinar programs to train staff on using new programs and materials.
Towards the end of the summer I was part of the logistics team for Institute, the Hillel International Conference in St. Louis for new professionals and engagement interns. I was responsible for planning the Body&Soul programming for the mornings so that people could exercise their bodies and minds before the busy day. I also helped with day to day logistics during the conference- anything from working registration to driving people and large items in golf carts around campus (Which was a major highlight for me)
Hillel International also set up opportunities for myself and the other interns to participate in professional development classes and to network with a variety of staff within the SIC during the summer. I was able to meet so many amazing professionals who are currently in a field I some day hope to work in, which was so valuable to me. I feel so lucky to have worked with Hillel International this summer and I am excited to bring back my knowledge to UVA this year and our own Hillel programming!
- Annie Weinberg
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