This looks like a great opportunity for Jewish high school students who enjoy writing! Visit freshinkforteens.com/write-for-us/ for more information.
Tribe Talk is an online platform that helps high school students navigate challenges they may encounter related to college antisemitism and anti-Zionism. TribeTalk's part-time remote summer fellowship offers students the chance to develop skills around research, marketing/communications, and content development while helping build out the TribeTalk website and offerings. Click here for a full description and application instructions.
Run by the American Jewish Committee (AJC), Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) is an educational program empowering Jewish high school teens to give them the tools to be global advocates in diplomacy as they address the critical issues like antisemitism and how to create peaceful ways to discuss challenging topics. The goal of the LFT program is to ensure students begin college with knowledge, tools, and confidence to engage in ongoing dialogue with their peers on campus, and to think critically about global issues.
The LFT program will consist of seven sessions from November – May. During the 2021-2022 school year, LFT will be in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New England (Boston), New Jersey (state-wide), New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Westchester/Fairfield.
More information can be found at https://www.ajc.org/lftinfo, and students can apply directly at AJC.org/LFT/app2021.
Diller Teen Fellows program is an immersive leadership program inviting a select group of Jewish 10th and 11th graders from 6 continents and 32 communities to step up, lead their communities, and repair the world. Selected Fellows from around the globe are empowered to learn, explore their Jewish identities, take a leading role in their communities, and have a positive impact on the world. After completing the Fellowship year, alumni are welcomed into the Global Alumni Network, a global nexus of active and committed Jewish leaders with over 5,800 alumni.
In the U.S., there are programs in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Jersey, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh. You can find application details at: https://dillerteenfellows.org/en/program/apply. Most deadlines are in June, but some are as early as May 18 (Baltimore)!
I know how difficult it can be to find meaningful summer opportunities in the era of Covid-19, so I wanted to highlight some interesting virtual opportunities for teens. However, please note that I cannot vet these programs!
The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU is offering an online professional development summer program geared towards high school and college students. Rewired is a compilation of professional, leadership, and identity development seminars adapted for online, independent learning. The program also includes two hours of 1-on-1 coaching with a member of the Bronfman Center team. After completion of the modules, each student will receive an NYU Rewired Certificate. The cost to participate is $180. For more details, visit http://www.bronfmancenter.org/rewired or contact Beckie Hamroff at email@example.com.
For students in the NYC area, the Bronfman Center also runs a Summer Excelerator Internship program, which appears to be running in a hybrid format for Summer 2021.
Moving Tradition’s Kol Koleinu fellowship, offered in collaboration with NFTY and USY, invites young Jewish feminists to explore and deepen their feminist knowledge, channel their voices to share their beliefs, and use their skills to create tangible change in their communities. Open to Jewish high school students nationally, this year-long fellowship brings together teens to learn about gender analysis, feminism and social change, to use their expertise to teach their peers, and to complete projects that share their learning and leadership with their greater Jewish communities. For more information, visit: https://www.movingtraditions.org/kol-koleinu/. Hurry! Deadline to apply is May 2, 2021.
After a brief career as a lawyer and a few years in higher education administration, I have been working as an independent college counselor at Vinik EPS since 2012. Originally from Baltimore, I now live in Rockville, MD with my husband, our three daughters, and our King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.