Summer Internship Program Testimonials
"I do not believe my first summer back in Cleveland would have been as fulfilling without the help of Hillel's Summer Internship Program. I am very grateful for the program as I realize that few students get the opportunity to have such a well-rounded educational summer, the perfect balance of work and play, my experience through Hillel equipped me with skills, knowledge, and tools for my future."
- Lauren Jaffe, Northwestern University, Class of 2011
"My internship through the Cleveland Hillel was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I got great work experience, made new friends, and started building my resume for my future career. If I could, I would sign up for the program again."
- Cory Tilson, Kent State University, Class of 2010
"My new Cleveland, the Cleveland I discovered this summer, is a place where the main export is not actually crippling depression, but a place full of culture, experience and opportunities for young people such as everyone in this room. This was an experience I never expected, something I never planned. Despite that, it was exactly what I needed."
-Lauren Henkin, Kent State University, class of 2013
"The Hillel Program placed us with great companies around Cleveland, but the program's crowning achievement was establishing a renewed interest in exploring what Cleveland has to offer young adults. I've always been very proud of being from Cleveland. Hillel helped me experience parts of Cleveland I had never seen."
- Mike Teplitzky, Ohio University, class of 2011
"The Cleveland Hillel Foundation Internship Program provided everything needed for the perfect summer: a social life, professional experience, a financial stipend, and family time!"
-Michael Goldberg, Emory University, class of 2013
"Through the Cleveland Hillel Internship Program, I have gained some valuable work experience, established some great business connections, discovered new career possibilities, and was able to experience Cleveland in a way I never imagined. In order for Cleveland to become a prosperous city and a destination, I have learned that we, the young adults, are key players in bringing this city back to life. I hope that every Jewish undergraduate can partake in the Hillel Internship Program and appreciate it like I did."
-Tyler Gould, Ohio State University, class of 2014
"This summer with Hillel, not only did I have an incredibly valuable experience getting my first true taste of what it is like to work in a law firm, but maybe even more importantly, for the first time in my life I truly became a conscious part of the community around me- the Cleveland community. This was a great summer not only because of the incredibly positive work experience I had, but also because of the impressive list of positive things that our program accomplished outside of the office."
-Ben Becker, University of Michigan, class of 2013
"The Cleveland Hillel Foundation Internship Program is an incredible opportunity that has exceeded my expectation. The enthusiastic efforts by the Hillel and Jewish Federation staff truly demonstrate to me the tightness of the Jewish Community. Our weekly excursions in and around Cleveland have opened my eyes to an exciting social atmosphere that the surrounding suburbs cannot offer to my friends and I. I have full confidence that Cleveland in both night and day is a safe and fun environment for young adults to hang out and now frequently encourage my friends to join me in exploring what Cleveland has to offer."
- Jacob Louis Frank, Cornell University, Class of 2011