FAQs for Kohn Summer Interns

Who is eligible for the Kohn Summer Intern Program?

  • Jewish undergraduates who have completed at least one year of college
  • Students eager to launch their careers after college
  • Individuals in good academic standing with demonstrated leadership skills
  • Residents of San Francisco, Marin, the East Bay, the Peninsula, and Sonoma county   
  • Applicants who identify as Jews of color and/or LGBTQ are encouraged to apply

Is this a paid internship?

Interns are paid for the hours they work for their host organization, Monday-Thursday. While orientation (1st Tuesday), Friday Seminars, and their Culmination event are mandatory, they do not count as paid hours. Interns earn up to $3,400.

What types of internships are available?

All placements are with Jewish nonprofit organizations and projects will vary depending on the skills of the interns and needs of the organizations.

Examples of past areas of work are:

  • Direct service with youth or the elderly
  • Marketing, public relations and social media
  • Writing and Editing
  • Nonprofit fundraising
  • Curriculum and program development

How are interns placed in their internships?

JVS staff will match interns with Jewish nonprofit organizations and positions according to the applicant’s expressed areas of professional interest and skills and the needs of the organizations. JVS cannot guarantee placement at specific work sites as each year different organizations host Kohn interns.

Have Questions?

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