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 experiences on campus.
Social Justice
Because you’re driven to create real change and make a difference in your community.
Jewish Education
Because you're excited to bring Judaism to life on campus through learning and relationships.
“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

Innovation Specialist

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 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  opens January 2019

2018 Host Campuses

  • Baruch College
  • Brandeis University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Hillel 818 - CSUN, Pierce College, LA Valley College
  • Ithaca College
  • Long Beach & W. Orange County Hillel
  • Ohio State University
  • Penn State University
  • Queens College
  • Santa Cruz Hillel
  • Stanford University
  • Texas A&M
  • Tulane University
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Albany
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Vermont

Social Justice Specialist

Voter registration. Racial inequality. Criminal justice reform. Disaster relief. As a Social Justice Fellow, you’ll galvanize students to work together around relevant issues on a local, domestic and an international level. You’ll be trained in the best social action and community organizing methodologies to ensure that social justice is a theme woven throughout Hillel’s regular programming.

To excel in this role, you must believe college students can change the world and consider justice an inherently Jewish cause.

Ready to make a change...but have more questions? Take a look at our FAQ.

Application  opens January 2019

2018 Host Campuses

The Social Justice track was not offered in 2018, but we look forward offering this track in 2019!

Ezra Jewish Education Specialist

Bring Jewish learning to life on campus as an Ezra Jewish Education Specialist. Named for the biblical scribe Ezra who brought the Torah to the marketplace and translated it so that people could understand, you’ll be trained in pluralistic and experiential Jewish education techniques to infuse Jewish learning into your work as an engagement professional.

In this role, you should have a deep passion for Jewish wisdom, history and culture, and want to share that with others.

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

Application opens January 2019

2018 Host Campuses

  • Arizona State University
  • Baruch College
  • Central Florida Hillel
  • Hillel Milwaukee
  • Hunter College
  • New York University
  • Stony Brook University
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Waterloo
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Tech
Hillel International.

Funding for this Fellowship comes from the Beacon and Shapira Foundations, the Mosaic United, and the Diane and Guilford Glazer Philanthropies.

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