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Funded Summer Internships, Summer 2018

Application Process and Requirements:

    1. Letter of application explaining interest in and qualifications for the specific Internship you have chosen.
    2. Brief writing sample (i.e., essay or paper written for a course).
    3. Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen eligible with minimum GPA: 3.3
    4. Preference given to Judaic Studies majors and minors

Funding Amount: $3000

Applications should be submitted in .pdf format to Professor Randy Friedman (friedman@binghamton.edu).

Application Deadline: Friday 9 February

Binghamton Judaic Studies – Jewish Women's Archive Summer Internshipjwa

The Department of Judaic Studies in cooperation with the Jewish Women's Archive is accepting applications for a 8 week paid internship at the JWA in Boston, MA.
Students will spend 8 weeks in June and July on site in Boston supporting JWA's new project Story Aperture. Story Aperture enables people of all ages to collect and share the untold and underrepresented stories of Jewish women through mobile technology. Training and mentoring will be provided by leading historians and professionals at JWA. Students with an interest in oral history, Judaism, social movements, and women and gender are encouraged to apply.
This is a unique opportunity for students to learn about a leading non profit-organization and public history organization from the inside.
Interns are responsible for securing their own housing. Student housing is available through numerous Boston universities, including Boston University, Boston College, Simmons, and Wheelock.

Read about previous Interns in this great Inside Binghamton article.

About the Jewish Women's Archive
Mission: The Jewish Women's Archive documents Jewish women's stories, elevates their voices, and inspires them to be agents of change.
Welcome to the Jewish Women's Archive, a national non-profit devoted to making known the stories, struggles, and achievements of Jewish women in North America and beyond. Founded in 1995, JWA is committed to enriching the way we understand the past and ensuring a more inclusive future. Here you'll find the world's largest repository of material about and voices of Jewish women, both celebrated and unheralded. Come explore their bravery and legacies. Honor and learn from their lives. And ignite your own capacity to change the world.

JWA offers you knowledge, inspiration, role models, connection, community, and a treasure trove of resources. Search JWA's online Encyclopedia of Jewish women, download lesson plans and other educational materials, visit online exhibits on topics as diverse as "Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution" and "Katrina's Jewish Voices," discover book and film guides, view the growing collection of reminiscences of recently deceased Jewish women, and much more.

eldridgeBinghamton Judaic Studies – Museum at Eldridge Street Summer Internship

The Museum at Eldridge Street offers three competitive Internship opportunities: Early Childhood Education, Development, and Marketing and Social Media. Please specify for which Internship you are applying.

A. Early Childhood Education
We are seeking an Intern studying early childhood education and with a background/interest in in art to:

1. Develop and enrich programs for our youngest visitors.
• Observe our current school programs
• Suggest ways to restructure programs as needed
• Develop program handouts
• Develop pre and post visit materials for teachers
• Design art projects
• Lead Shapes and Colors programs
2. Learn and lead holiday and school programs as needed.
3. Research and create art projects for our monthly family programs.
4. Help create an art gallery of student work scheduled for Spring, 2017.
The initial emphasis of the internship will be on our Pre K and family programs but the intern in this position will gain considerable experience in all areas of the museum education programs.

B. Development Strategies
The focus of this position is to learn Development Strategies from and assist the Vice President for Institutional Advancement in serving a broad donor constituency. Development areas include individual and major donor solicitation and stewardship; special events programming; foundation and corporate grants; government contracts; and acquisition and renewal direct print and email solicitations.

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Stewardship, Donor Relations & Information Management:
  2. Assist in the cultivation and stewardship of potential individual donors
  3. Coordinate and manage donor records in DonorPerfect (training will be provided), personalized thank you letters, honor/memorial cards, sharing of email announcements and other information products for donors
  4. Assist in organizing and implementing cultivation events and annual Gala for new and renewed individual donors; assist in securing and coordinating in-kind contributions of items for silent and live fundraising auctions
  5. Assist in the movement of identified prospects through stages of the cultivate process leading to solicitation and stewardship
  6. Assist in the creation and ongoing stewardship of a membership program
  7. Help maintain existing fundraising systems and record keeping procedures in order to track current and potential donors and acknowledge, record and report all gifts and steward donors appropriately

Government, Foundation and Corporate Grants Management:

  1. Conduct grants research and proposal writing for existing and new institutional prospects and donors
  2. Assist in compiling grant packages for mailings
  3. Assist in grants records management, follow-up on pending and awarded proposals, and creation of mid-year and final reports
  4. Research government agencies for potential funding opportunities and help prepare government grant proposals, packaging, and reporting

Direct Mail Campaigns and Membership Efforts:

  1. Assist in the development of direct mail solicitation materials
  2. Track and report on direct mail results
  3. Generate thank you letters and special notes

Qualifications:

  1. No fundraising/development experience necessary but an interest in learning about development for future employment at a not-for-profit organization is expected
  2. Strong writing and communications skills; interpersonal skills; and an ability to handle a multitude of tasks and deadlines;
  3. Good organizational skills
  4. Be self-motivated, able to recognize and communicate strategic opportunities, and able to work collaboratively in a results-orientated environment
  5. Resourcefulness, creativity, capacity for hard work, and a sense of humor
  6. Commitment to devoting 10 hours a week to the internship
  7. Strong computer skills

C. Marketing and Social Media Intern

Responsibilities:
The Marketing and Social Media Intern will assist the Museum's Deputy Director in the marketing of tours, cultural programs, and fall 2016 exhibitions. The intern will help identify media, PR and community contacts, and will assist in the marketing of the Museum's After Hours program and fall Festival. Additionally, the intern will research and write blog posts, assist in the implementation of the Museum's social media strategy (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and collect and record survey data.

Qualifications:
Interest in New York City history, Jewish culture, and/or architecture/historic preservation, along with an interest in learning about PR and marketing. Strong research, writing and communication skills required. Must be a self-starter with initiative.

Requirements:
12-15 hours requirement. Work hours will be scheduled sometime between Monday-Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm. Occasional Evenings and Sundays as well.

About the Museum at Eldridge Street
The Museum at Eldridge Street is a cultural and educational center housed in the Eldridge Street Synagogue, a magnificent National Historic Landmark. Exhibits, tours, cultural events and educational programs tell the story of Jewish immigrant life at the turn of the last century, explore architecture and historic preservation, inspire reflection on cultural continuity, and foster inter-group collaboration and exchange. In 2007, we completed the $20 million, 20-year restoration and opened to a broad array of programming. The Museum attracts more than 40,000 visitors a year, including 8,000 K-12 school children.

The Center for Israel Studies is offering a Fellowship, as well as an Internship:

Israel Education Community Fellowship

One Binghamton University student will be selected to serve as an educator in local Hebrew and day schools, providing Israel education to children, grades pre-K through 5th grade. The Israel Education Fellow will work with local heads of schools to develop innovative Israel programming, drawing on resources available at the Center for Israel Studies, as well as through RAVSAK and other national educational foundations. 

​The Israel Education Community Fellow will develop a grade-specific curriculum that focuses on the culture and history of Israel providing both an extraordinary learning experience for the audience and the student while engaging the local community.

Israel Studies Research Fellowships

This award is designed to support Binghamton University students' independent research or creative work. The Center supports research in the history, politics, literatures, and cultures of Israel. To qualify, your project must be supervised by a Binghamton University faculty member, and you must enroll in independent study credit (2 or 4) or honors thesis credit at Binghamton University during fall 2017 (exceptions may be granted if a student has exceeded the maximum number of thesis or independent study credits allowed by his or her college). Funding is competitive and award amounts vary. The maximum award is $500.
 

Judaic Studies scholarship opportunities include:

Jacob and Rose Olum Foundation   Scholarship

Established in 1996, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior who is majoring in Judaic Studies. The award is based upon academic merit, and preference is given to a student with financial need.

Victor and Esther Rozen Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior with a major or minor in Judaic Studies with academic merit. Preference is given to students with financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Preference is given to a Broome County or surrounding area resident.

Benjamin and Ann Schecter Scholarship in Judaic Studies

Awarded to a student with a major or minor in Judaic Studies

Dozoretz Judaic Studies Scholarship

Awarded to a matriculated undergraduate Binghamton University student majoring in Judaic Studies and maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher. This scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters of undergraduate work as long as the criteria continues to be met.

For more information, please contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Associate Professor Karp, or visit The Office of External Scholarships.

Last Updated: 2/2/18