Got Springboard questions? We’ve got answers!

The Springboard Fellowship is a cohort based, paid, two-year Fellowship that brings together early career professionals to make Jewish life engaging and inclusive for college students. Fellows gain professional competencies needed to be outstanding leaders and change-makers in their communities while engaging in compelling work on college campuses across North America.

Applicants should be graduating seniors or recent college graduates (within the past 0-3 years, approximately), who have a passion for impacting Jewish life on campus and a demonstrated interest in student engagement and leadership. We’re looking for young professionals who are excited to positively impact the lives of hundreds of Jewish students.

  1. Jan 16 – Candidate application opens
  2. Feb 27 – Application deadline extended!
  3. Upon applying, candidates will participate in a screening interview on a rolling basis.
  4. Should candidates be invited to the next round, campus interviews will begin at the end of March.
  5. We hope to match potential candidates by the end of April.

Springboard Fellows begin in early July. Fellows will participate in professional training as a part of Hillel International’s New Professionals Institute, which also takes place in July.

Each fellowship placement is for two years.

Fellows receive an annual base salary of $44,000 in year one of their fellowship and $46,500 in year two of their fellowship. (Depending on geographic location, some are given an adjusted cost of living salary above this minimum.) Additionally, fellows receive a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health insurance as well as generous vacation and sick time.

Fellows also participate in a number of intensive and immersive professional development opportunities, including New Professionals Institute, Hillel International Global Assembly, and an individualized course of study that may include travel or immersive learning.
*Fellows placed in Canada are offered a competitive salary per local compensation bands and standard salaries for entry-level employees at Hillels in Canada.

The Springboard Fellowship offers a wide variety of training to support Fellows in their work on campus. Learn more about Professional Development within Springboard.

Part of the fellowship is designed to help you answer this very question. As you navigate your professional journey, we offer career coaching to our alumni and recent graduates to support them. Your next steps are completely up to you. 
Using the tools and experiences from their Springboard Fellowship, alumni have continued working with Hillel, stayed in the nonprofit world, attended graduate school, and pursued jobs in the corporate world. Of 150 Springboard alumni, nearly two-thirds are still working in the Jewish community, and over a quarter of Springboard alumni are working in the Hillel movement.

Whatever you decide, we’re confident that the Springboard Fellowship will be a great start to your professional journey, and we’re committed to helping you get to where you want to go.

A select group of Hillel campuses have agreed to work with Fellows to provide them with the opportunity to work at camp in the summer months as a part of their Fellowship commitment. Candidates will be asked about this preference as a part of the application and/or screening interview process.

Networking and forming relationships with other Springboard Fellows is a crucial part of the Fellowship.