Campus Engagment Internship

Cornell Hillel's Campus Engagement Interns (CEI's) help facilitate deep and meaningful Jewish conversations and experiences on campus. Whether it's Jewish ROTC's hosting their own community Shabbat, a sorority-wide challah bake, or a student-led conversation on Israeli and Palestinian food, our interns create unique spaces for Jews to connect. 


Become an Intern

This semester's CEI's are a part of our most competitive application season yet. Each intern brings their unique story and perspective to our work. CEI interns are Jewish student leaders on campus. We look for students who have a unique voice, a desire to affect their world, and a hope to grow their professional skills.  CEI's are provided with extensive professional and personal development through weekly mentorship meetings and bi-weekly trainings with experts.  Interns are selected through a rigorous application and interview process each semester. CEI's receive a $400 stipend each semester upon successful completion of the internship. 

What's it like to be an intern?

My name is Andrew, and I'm a senior studying Industrial and Labor Relations from Stamford, Connecticut. Outside of Hillel, I am a Student Manager for the Office of Visitor Relations (tour guides!), a senior researcher with the ILR School's IDEA Lab, and involved with Students for Students, a group that mentors incarcerated individuals at a youth detention center.


I have made an impact as an intern by providing opportunities for my peers to connect with Judaism in a comfortable and "low stakes" setting. As an intern for nearly three years, I have found that many Jewish students on campus want to engage with Judaism, but they don't know how. The internship gives me the ability to connect with these students and help them find a way to connect. This past semester, a friend and I hosted a Yom Kippur Break Fast in Collegetown, and 80 students stopped by! Without the mentorship and support of Leila, our supervisor, these students would have celebrated alone or not at all. 


The Hillel Engagement Internship is one of my favorite involvements on campus, because I'm able to speak with Jewish students of all backgrounds about their unique story. Being a part of the CEI cohort has introduced and bonded me to other Jewish student leaders I would have never met before.

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Andrew Young, Former Campus Engagement Intern