FAQs for Kohn Summer Intern Hosts

If you’re interested in hosting a Kohn intern, we want to hear from you! We encourage Jewish organizations and synagogues in San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma or the Greater East Bay to apply.

 What is the Kohn Summer Intern Program?

The 8-week Kohn Summer Intern Program typically starts in mid-June, and interns work Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we hold seminars virtually at the Jewish Community Federation’s San Francisco office that focus on professional development and important issues related to the Jewish community.

What can one expect this summer?

In compliance with local/state guidelines, this summer Kohn interns may have an in-person, remote, or hybrid internship. We will work with both organizations and interns to create an individualized experience that works for each. 

We are preparing to host our Friday seminars virtually/remotely.

The primary objectives of the program are for interns to:

  • Develop professional and practical skills by working at a Jewish organization
  • Evaluate opportunities for future professional or volunteer involvement in the Jewish community
  • Gain familiarity with the structure of local Jewish organizations
  • Increase knowledge of current events related to the Jewish community Interns work on a variety of projects, including, but not limited to development/fundraising, social media, marketing, public relations, journalism, political advocacy, public affairs, event planning and direct service with youth or the elderly.

JVS staff work with organizations and interns to ensure a productive and meaningful work experience. Although office work is an aspect of any position, we encourage organizations to steer away from giving interns high volumes of “busy work.”

How much does it cost to host an intern?

Agency fee range from $1,500-$3,400 and is based on your annual budget. See the fee structure below for recommendations.

Annual Operating Budget Fee to JVS
Tier one (under 999K) $1,500
Tier two ($1mil – $3mil) $3,000
Tier three (over $3mil) $3,400
2022 Key Dates

Final Host Org Applicant Deadline: 
Friday, April 1st
Final Intern Applicant Deadline: Friday, April 29th

Supervisor Orientation: Thursday, June 16th
Intern Orientation: Tuesday, June 21th
Interns 1st day at Host Orgs: Wednesday, June 22nd
Interns last day at Host Orgs: Thursday, August 11th
Kohn Culmination: Friday, August 12th


Next Step?

Have Questions?

Contact our Jewish Community Outreach Coordinator, Aryeh Fein, at [email protected]