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What is SIP

What is SIP

The Cleveland Hillel Foundation Summer Internship Program (SIP CLE) is a unique paid summer internship program open to Jewish college 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, earn money, socialize with your peers, and enjoy fun and enriching programs. We hope you will join us for a summer to remember!


Program Details

Applications for 2024 are due March 17.

The 2024 internship dates are May 28 -August 2. A mandatory program orientation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, and Internships will begin on Wednesday, May 29.  

The program will conclude on Friday, August 2. 

Accommodations are made for those on the quarter system or ending later than May 28. Interns work full time in supervised placements and are required to participate in Cleveland immersion programming over the course of the summer. The programming days include professional development seminars, exclusive excursions all around Cleveland, and opportunities to interact with guest speakers and community professionals.



Candidates must be undergraduates who have completed two years at an accredited college or university and will be entering their junior or senior in the fall of 2024. 

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. 



In a typical summer, we offer between 20 and 40 placements in over 18 different fields, including but not limited to: finance, accounting, legal, education, marketing, and social services.

Some employers who have participated in the past include the following. 

Please note that employers change from year to year.

  • RosmanSearch, Inc.   

  • MidTown Cleveland

  • Cleveland Jewish News

  • Gross Schechter Day School

  • Levin Consulting

  • Coach Santiago

  • Mandel Jewish Community Center Cleveland

  • Old Brooklyn Community Development

  • Temple Emanu El

  • Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy Co. Attorneys at Law

  • Factor FInders

  • Believe In Dreams

  • GOJO Industries

  • Effective Leadership Academy

  • Council Gardens

  • The Jewish Education Center of Cleveland

  • University Hospitals

  • Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co. LPA

  • Olympic Steel Inc.

  • Kimball E. Rubin Accounting

  • Jewish Federation of Cleveland

For more information, email Sarah Foster or call 216-231-0040.

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