2020 Summer Internship

June 1, 2020 - August 20, 2020, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Areyvut Headquarters
147 South Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, New Jersey 07621

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We initially posted this prior to COVID-19 and now know that due to the Coronavirus many graduate, college and high school students internships and/or summer plans have likely changed. If you like what you see below and are interested in partnering with us to actively make a difference please let us know. For now do not worry about these dates and assume that Interns can start as early as May 18 and can work from anywhere in the world. Our Summer Interns have had a powerful impact on Areyvut, the Jewish and general non-profit communities in the past and with your help this summer will be no different.

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). Areyvut offers a variety of opportunities to empower and enrich youth and make these core Jewish values meaningful to them. Our target audience is middle and high school students from all denominations of Judaism, all types of Jewish education and all levels of Jewish communal affiliation.

Areyvut seeks Summer Interns who are eager to make a meaningful contribution, learn about the non-profit world and challenge themselves.  The interns will plan and implement events, create, develop and facilitate educational materials and programs.   This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a career in education, Jewish education, non-profit, development, event planning and/or publishing.  To accommodate and maximize participation we are offering three sessions:

June 1-June 25

June 29-July 23

July 27-August 20

There is flexibility to begin earlier and/or stay later.

Interns will be based at the Areyvut office in Bergenfield, NJ (which is accessible by public transportation and only 15 miles from Manhattan). They will work under the supervision of Daniel Rothner, Areyvut Founder & Director, on Monday-Thursday from 9:30-3:30. This is a paid position.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop educational materials for Areyvut programs and resources including  National Mitzvah Day, the A Kindness a Day Calendar and #24HoursofKindness
  • Create a curriculum for Kindness Clubs for senior citizens, middle school and high school advisory
  • Make infographics for holidays
  • Engage day schools, synagogues, JCC’s and other agencies in Areyvut’s programs, events and resources
  • Attend, support and facilitate fundraising events as necessary
  • Serve as an ambassador and advocate for Areyvut in the community
  • Provide general administrative support to Areyvut

Key Competencies and Qualifications:

  • Current college or graduate student
  • Relevant experience developing, facilitating and/or implementing creative Jewish and/or educational programming (experience with service learning, teen philanthropy, summer camp and/or experiential education STRONGLY preferred)
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including strong writing and editing skills
  • Solid organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of an entrepreneurial team
  • Commitment to professional growth and learning
  • Passion for Areyvut’s vision and mission


Interns who complete a full session full time will receive $500 stipend at the conclusion of that session.  Participants who continue with their project and/or help facilitate Areyvut programs during the academic year will receive $500 at the end of the fall semester.  Those who are involved during the fall semester are eligible to continue during the spring semester and will receive $500 at the conclusion of the spring semester.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume as a PDF to daniel@areyvut.org.  Please include “Summer Intern” in the subject line. Only e-mail submissions will be accepted.  Interviews will take place at the Areyvut office in Bergenfield, NJ on a rolling basis.

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