JOIN the Jewish Nonprofit World with Gesher
Jewish college students considering a career working in the nonprofit world, particularly within the Jewish community, can now apply for a paid summer 2024 internship through Gesher Human Services. The internships are also suitable for students who intend to work in the corporate for-profit space but who would like to learn more about the Jewish community for future lay leadership or volunteer work.
Gesher runs a program called JOIN, an acronym for the Jeannette and Oscar Cook Jewish Occupational Intern Program. JOIN started back in 1973 and is open to Metro Detroit residents who are Jewish and full-time undergraduate or graduate students.
Approximately 400 Jewish students have benefited from the internship, and many have gone on to have careers in the Metro Detroit Jewish community in professions such as rabbis, educators and communal leaders.