The Cleveland Hillel Foundation Summer Internship Program (SIP CLE) is a unique paid summer internship program open to Jewish students who will be going into their junior or senior year in the fall.  If selected and hired, interns work for ten weeks and participate in innovative programming including exclusive excursions around Cleveland, professional development seminars, and opportunities to interact with civic and community leaders.  

Fulfilling Our Mission

The mission of our program is to place talented college students in challenging PAID summer internships and to provide programming that immerses them in Cleveland and encourages them to choose the greater Cleveland area to live, work and play upon graduation.

Program Highlights

This program is the best way to gain critical workplace skills while experiencing Cleveland’s renaissance.  It’s a great way to build your resume, make some money, socialize with your peers, and enjoy fun and enriching programs. We hope you will join us for a summer to remember!

Program Details

A program orientation will be held on Tuesday, May 31st.  Internships will begin on Wednesday, June 1st.  The program will conclude on Friday, August 5th

Interns work full time in supervised placements and are required to participate in approximately 30 hours of Cleveland immersion programming over the course of the summer. 


Candidates must be going into their junior or senior at an accredited college or university in the fall. 

We do not accept students who are older than 22 years at the start of the program.

This program is for Jewish students or those who are interested in becoming a part of the Jewish community.

Candidates must get hired by an employer to be a part of the program.  Hillel does not guarantee that candidates will get hired.

Hillel does not provide housing or transportation.

Candidates must be willing to attend the orientation and all planned programming.  These are not optional programs.

Students can only participate in the program once. 



The internships are the cornerstone of the program.  Last year 48 interns were hired by 35 different employers in approximately 18 different fields, including but not limited to, IT, finance, legal, education, marketing, real estate, and recruiting.

All internships are paid and students receive compensation directly from the employer.  The hourly compensation is determined by the employer. Students are only compensated for the hours they work.

Internships are for 10 weeks (but can be extended upon mutual agreement of the intern and employer).

A number of interns have been asked to return to their sites the following summer or have been hired upon graduation.

Some employers who have participated in the past include:

  • Advance Payroll  
  • BDO
  • Be Well Solutions
  • Brunswick Companies
  • Center for International Affairs at CWRU
  • Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor
  • Envision Radio
  • Gross Builders
  • Integrity Staffing
  • Jewish Education Center of Cleveland
  • Jewish Federation of Cleveland
  • Nurenberg Paris
  • Levin Consulting
  • Milestones Autism Organization
  • NRP Group
  • Olympic Steel
  • PRN Funding
  • Safeguard Properties
  • Salon Quest, LLC
  • The Fund for our Economic Future
  • Zelman Capital


For More Information

For more information about the application process click here or click here to complete the online application.
There will be one of two informational meetings that you can attend to learn even more about this program.  They will be held on Monday, December 21st at 7:30 p.m. or Monday, January 4th at 7:30 p.m.  Both informational meetings will be held at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland located at 25701 Science Park Dr. and will last approximately one hour.

Summer Internship Informational Video

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