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Summer Internship Program

Summer Internship Program

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SIP 2023 Video

SIP 2023 Video

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SIP 2022 Reflection

SIP 2022 Reflection

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2021 SIP Reflection Video

2021 SIP Reflection Video

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Testimonials from 2023 Interns

The Cleveland Hillel Summer Internship Program was a meaningful way to spend my summer. I thought that it was a unique way to receive an internship while also being surrounded by other interns in different positions.

It was great to hear about everyone's respective positions and experiences. I also loved learning more about Cleveland and the opportunities it offers for young adults.

 

Overall, SIP is a great program and I very much enjoyed participating in it!

- Maya Hollander, Ohio State University, Epicenter ABA Therapy

       

The SIP Hillel internship program was something I had been looking forward to all year. With a variety of internship opportunities, there is something for everyone. SIP allowed me to gain both experience in the corporate world and expose me to parts of Cleveland that I had never seen before.

It was an amazing way to meet so many different types of young Jewish individuals and integrate myself even more into the Cleveland Jewish Community.

Thank you SIP for an unforgettable summer!

- Jacob Israelstam, Yeshiva University, Kimball E. Rubin & Associates

The internship search process can be extremely daunting and overwhelming. From identifying where to apply and sharpening my interview skills, to dealing with possible rejection, the process can be intimidating. However, this past summer, I was extremely fortunate for the opportunity to participate in the Cleveland Hillel Summer Internship Program, where I found help along the way to guide each step.

 

I was placed as a litigation intern at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy. And let me tell you - what an amazing experience! Through this internship, I got to assist the litigation team while attending a trial, conduct legal research, and go through mounds of medical documents to create simplified packets and excel sheets for the attorneys. I gained a wealth of knowledge through hands-on experience in each department of the firm. Not only am I grateful for the actual internship experience, but also for the solidification of my career path goals that it provided.

 

Navigating a professional setting, not to mention in a law firm, was uncharted waters for me. It was so exciting, yet nerve-racking, at the same time. However, because of SIP, I did not have to go through this alone.  I was lucky enough to be surrounded by an extraordinary group of my Jewish peers who were all navigating similar experiences. This network provided me a level of comfort that other internship programs would not. We also really bonded through amazing excursions around Cleveland. From touring the FBI building, to sitting in on a criminal sentencing, we were exposed to nooks and crannies of Cleveland that we would otherwise have never experienced.

 

Overall, I am grateful to have found the Cleveland Hillel Summer Internship Program. I could not do it justice in my attempt to explain how it has served me. It is a phenomenal program and truly enhanced my summer, while helping me gain focus in a career path. I appreciate all the support I got from the amazing Hillel staff, and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the donors who made the whole experience possible.
- Rubie Berg, Ohio State University, Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy

This summer, through the Hillel Summer Internship Program, I worked at RosmanSearch, a physician recruitment firm based in Cleveland which does recruiting for hospitals and doctors all over the country. Through the SIP, I was given the opportunity to pursue internships in areas I might not have even considered or known about as a political science student.


Even though my main job at RosmanSearch was as a database manager, I was still given the opportunity to look into areas of the company that I was more interested in as a political science student. As a final project, I was asked to research and create a presentation about the interests and policy goals of the American Academy of Neurologists(AAN), Neurology and Neurosurgery recruiting being some of the fields in which RosmanSearch specialized. This allowed me to connect the information I had learned about healthcare and the medical field while working at RosmanSearch with my interest in policy analysis, and healthcare policy in particular.


That being said, some of my favorite parts of the SIP were the excursion days where we would spend the day exploring areas of Cleveland that I had for the most part never been to. Some of my favorite experiences were getting to witness a federal court in action with Judge Polster in addition to getting a tour of the FBI office in Cleveland, which I didn’t even know existed. We also got to experience some of the amazing cultural experiences of Cleveland like the Karamu house which is the oldest African-American theater in the United States or Larder, which is a cool Jewish-style deli built in the old Ohio City Firehouse.

 

Overall the Hillel Summer Internship Program gave me the ability to spend the summer in an internship that taught me about a field that I was interested in but wasn’t very familiar with, while also taking the time to teach me and the other interns skills that will benefit us in the future like networking, improving our LinkedIn, and how to treat others in an office.

- Noah Turoff, Ohio State University, Rosman Search

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