Jump-start your career.Make an impact.

Gain invaluable skills, cultivate creativity, galvanize community, change the world.
Because you’re ready to learn what it’s like to reimagine and redesign Jewish experience on campus.
Social Justice
Because you want to change the world through community-focused work on campus.
Jewish Education and Leadership
Because you are excited to build engaging relationships with students on campus and become a dynamic Jewish role model.
“Springboard has been, hands down, the best out-of-college job I could have dreamed of. This job has truly changed the entire trajectory of my life.”
- Emma Kaplan, Springboard Innovation Specialist at Penn State Hillel

Springboard Fellowship

Innovation Focus

Come reimagine — and redesign — Jewish life on campus. As an Innovation Specialist, you’ll be trained in the Design Thinking methodology to spark new ideas, to connect with students, and to infuse creativity into all aspects of Hillel’s work. Throughout the two-year program, you’ll be partnering with students to transform various areas of Jewish campus life.

In this role, you need to be a creative thinker who embraces challenges, takes risks, fails, and learns from the past, while maintaining your passion and sense of humor.

Are you excited by what’s possible...but have more questions? Take a look at our FAQ.

Application Closed

Host Campuses

  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Hofstra University (Long Island, NY)
  • Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
  • University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)
  • University of Miami (Miami, FL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  • University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
"This is meaningful, relationship-based work. I get to meet people where they are in their journey and explore who I am as a Jewish young adult."
- Nora Greenstein, USC Hillel Ezra Fellow

Ezra Fellowship

Jewish Education and Leadership

Ezra Fellows work full-time on college campuses engaging students in Jewish life by infusing Jewish knowledge into their conversations and programs. The Fellowship provides up to three years of exclusive training in pluralistic Jewish education, including immersive Jewish learning, seminars in experiential Jewish education, and career coaching.

You’ll work with some of the most innovative organizations in contemporary Jewish life, including Mechon Hadar, M2, iCenter, and more. As a Fellow, you’ll have the opportunity to build your network, gain valuable experience, and launch a vibrant career as a Jewish professional.

You should be passionate about Jewish learning and interested in bringing Judaism to life on campus.

Ready to talk Torah...but have more questions? Read our FAQ.

Application Closed

Host Campuses

  • Baruch College (New York, NY)
  • Beach Hillel (Long Beach, CA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Greater Portland Hillel (Portland, OR)
  • Metro Chicago Hillel (Chicago, IL)
  • Penn State University (State College, PA)
  • Queens University (Kingston, Ontario)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
  • University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
  • University of Missouri, Columbia (Columbia, MO)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
Hillel International.

Seed funding for the Springboard Fellowship thanks to the Beacon & Shapira Foundations. The Ezra Fellowship is funded in part by the Maimonides Fund.

To continue to develop these fellowships, we’re seeking additional sponsors. For more information, email sfried@hillel.org.