Internships, Scholarships, and Other Opportunities



Check out the Israel Studies Courses being offered this winter:

Jewish/Middle East Studies M144: Zionism: Ideology and Practice in the Making of the Jewish State

This course examines the history of Zionism on the backdrop of European, world, and Jewish histories from the ideological origins of Zionism to its political, cultural, and social foundations of State of Israel.

This course will also count as an upper division elective in the History Department.

International and Area Studies 160: Europe and Israel: History of a Vexed Relationship

This course examines the vexed Europe-Israel relationship from the Jewish state’s founding to the present and will explore factors that have governed European nations' attitudes and relations with Israel; what role history (particularly the backdrop of European anti-Semitism and especially the Holocaust) and self-interest have played; and what contrasts can be discerned between western and eastern Europe with regard to Israel.

This course will also count as an upper division elective in the History and Political Science Departments.

Middle East Studies/Study of Religion M178: Settlement in Israeli History

The history of Zionism and Israel is the history of the successive founding of different new kinds of communities: the city (especially Tel Aviv), collective farm (kibbutz and moshav), development town (in periphery of country), and settlement (especially on West Bank). This course will examine these various kinds of new communities and explore the political, social, and ideological contexts in which they emerged, and the contribution they have made both to Israel's own identity and to its image in international arena.

This course will also count as an upper division elective in the History and Sociology Departments.



  • Interested in sports and Judaism? There are work positions open at ​JCC Maccabi Sports Camp in Northern California! Check them out HERE and be in touch with Anna Ludlow with more questions.
  • Are you a Jewish college student who is going home to the Bay Area for the summer? Do you want to get paid to work at a Jewish nonprofit? Learn more about the Kohn internship program at Jewish college students who have completed at least one year of school are invited to apply for the Kohn Summer Internship Program. Interns are placed at Bay Area Jewish nonprofits for eight weeks. This is a paid internship program with free professional development seminars. Applicants who identify as Jews of Color and/ or queer are encouraged to apply. You will build in-demand skills, make connections and grow professionally.

  • Eden Village West is hiring! We’re a new farm-to-table Jewish overnight summer camp in Northern California for kids ages 8-14 featuring organic farming, culinary arts, homesteading and wilderness skills, music, and more. As a staff member, you’ll make memories and friends that last a lifetime while helping our campers thrive and grow.We are seeking bunk counselors, kitchen staff, and program specialists in farming, herbalism, woodworking, pottery, and more to join our team this summer. Potential staff members are enthusiastic, age 18+ people who want to join our supportive and fun camp family from mid-June to early August. For more information, visit

  • Gift Life: If you have old or unused Jewish books, cd's, dvd's lying around and collecting dust, please consider donating it to Aleph for them to distribute to the prisoners/soldiers that they service. Your donation can really make a huge difference to a Jew who finds himself in the toughest circumstances. Items can be dropped off at (put your centers address). For any additional questions please email 

  • Jewish family seeks a responsible babysitter for 5-year-old daughter three afternoons a week--likely Mon/Wed/Thurs, but can be flexible. Duties include school pickup at 2:30 pm, homework help and driving to a Monday gymnastics class in Westwood. (School, home and gym all within a 3-mile radius.) Must be at least 18 years old, have own car, at least 2 years experience and strong references. We guarantee 10-12 hours per week at $15 per hour. Willing to expand the number of days for the right candidate. Experience with gymnastics, dance and other active pursuits a plus! Please email to apply. 

    The Brand Central Summer internship will offer college students the opportunity to:
    • Work within the dynamic environment of Brand Central where they will learn about the company’s approach to
    strategy, brand development, licensing programs, sales, and retail development
    • Build valuable skills necessary to thrive within today’s competitive business world
    • Become a valuable asset to the company by working on meaningful projects
    • Work across various industries: Entertainment, Media, Music, Food & Beverage, Fashion, Tech, etc.The Facts:
    • This is an unpaid internship, only available for course credit. Student must enrolled during the time of this
    internship to get school credit.
    • Centrally located in West Los Angeles and close to the 405 and 10 Freeways – 10 minutes from UCLA!
    • Free parking
    • We offer flexible hours to work with your school schedule
    • Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM-5PM
    Past interns have gone on to work for the following industries:
    Licensing & Branding Agencies, Entertainment Studios, Marketing & Advertising Firms, Fashion & Retail Companies
    If you are interested in this internship, please send a resume to, indicating INTERN: LICENSING & BRAND MARKETING in the subject line.


  • The JVS Scholarship Program provides need-based scholarships for college and graduate school for Jewish students who are permanent residents of Los Angeles County.  The online application period for the 2018-2019 academic year begins January 1, 2018, and closes March 31, 2018. For further eligibility and application information, visit ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
    • Must be Jewish
    • Minimum age of 16 years
    • Permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County for a
    minimum of three years
    • U.S. citizen or documented legal permanent U.S. resident with a
    Green Card
    • Planning to attend an accredited public or private college,
    university or vocational school in the U.S.
    • Planning to enroll as a full-time student with a minimum of 12
    units per term
    • Minimum 2.7 GPA (per term) for Undergraduate Students
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA (per term) for Graduate Students
    • Demonstrated and Verifiable financial need including
    FAFSA (Student aid report)For further eligibility and application information, visit
  • Applications are open for the 2018-19 Avodah's Jewish Service Corps, a year-long program for recent grads and post college age adults to build a lifetime of leadership skills, an active Jewish community, a powerful professional network, and a more just America.The Avodah Jewish Service Corps provides recent grads a place to build the foundations for careers, Jewish community, and lifelong activism in social and economic justice movements. We're looking for leaders and not-yet-leaders, activists and organizers, challah bakers and Shabbat dinner hosts, teachers, learners, and everyone in between to spend the next year pursuing justice with Avodah. The application priority deadline is Monday, January 29th, and the program begins in mid-August 2018. Full program and application information can be found at, or contact Russ Agdern at
  • AIPAC is hiring for its 2018 class of AIPAC Fellows. We will be hiring Fellows to work in New York, Florida, and Los Angeles. The program is open to recent college graduates and young professionals, who will be responsible for helping AIPAC to grow its committed base of investors. Fellows will be tasked with meeting with prospective donors, discussing the value of investment with AIPAC, the importance of keeping the U.S.-Israel relationship strong and soliciting them for gifts. Fellows will receive some of the best training in the organization at our headquarters in DC before they begin--learning about AIPAC, our legislative priorities, as well as gaining the skills they need to be accomplished development professionals. With these invaluable skills, Fellows will be poised to take on meaningful positions in any field they choose to pursue at the end of the program. We will offer a competitive salary and benefits for accepted applicants. Applications Due March 30th.



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