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 and Sonoma counties, the Peninsula and the East Bay (Limited positions are available for East Bay residents)
  • Applicants who identify as Jews of Color and/or queer are encouraged to apply

Is this a paid internship?

Interns earn up to $3,000.

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.

What’s the 2018 program timeline?

March 19: Last day to submit application

April 6: Matching completed

June 18: Intern orientation

June 19: First day of internship

August 8: Culmination luncheon

August 10: Last day of internship

Have Questions?

Contact our Jewish Community Outreach Coordinator at kohn@jvs.org