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Ready to jumpstart your career? Learn more about the Hillel International Springboard Fellowship!
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The Hillel International Springboard Fellowship, a prestigious and paid full-time position, provides early-career professionals with an opportunity to flex their creativity, hone their skills, and galvanize Jewish change. This two-year fellowship places the best, brightest, and most diverse recent college graduates at Hillels across North America. In addition to compelling work and top-notch training, Springboard Fellows receive a competitive annual salary, a comprehensive benefits package, paid vacation time, and professional development opportunities.

Springboard Mission

Train the best, brightest, and most diverse young professionals to infuse campus Hillels with more engaging and inclusive opportunities

Springboard Vision

Build a talent pipeline that fosters the outstanding leaders and changemakers of the Jewish future


Participating Campuses:

  • Boston University Hillel – Innovation Specialist
  • Central Florida Hillel – Intrapreneurship Specialist
  • Cincinnati Hillel – Intrapreneurship Specialist
  • Cleveland Hillel (Case Western Reserve University) – Innovation Specialist
  • Cohen Hillel at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Innovation Specialist
  • Cornell Hillel – Social Justice Specialist
  • CU Boulder Hillel – Innovation Specialist
  • Dartmouth Hillel – Innovation Specialist
  • Hillel at SUNY Binghamton – Ezra Jewish Education Specialist
  • Hillel at UC Davis and Sacramento – Intrapreneurship Specialist
  • Hillel at Drexel University – Intrapreneurship Specialist
  • Hillel at Florida State University Foundation – Social Justice Specialist
  • Hillel at the University of Miami – Social Justice Specialist
  • Hillel at the University of Wisconsin – Social Justice Specialist
  • Hillel at Virginia Tech – Ezra Jewish Education Specialist
  • Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis – Intrapreneurship Specialist
  • Hillel BC Society – Intrapreneurship Specialist
  • Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh) – Innovation Specialist
  • Hillel Milwaukee – Ezra Jewish Education Specialist
  • Hillel Ontario, McMaster – Innovation Specialist
  • Hillel Ontario, Queen’s – Social Justice Specialist
  • Hillel Ontario, Waterloo/Laurier – Intrapreneurship Specialist
  • Houston Hillel – Innovation Specialist
  • Jewish Life at Duke – Social Justice Specialist
  • Lester and Jewell Morris Hillel Jewish Student Center (Michigan State University) – Intrapreneurship Specialist
  • Metro Chicago Hillel – Social Justice Specialist
  • Minnesota Hillel – Intrapreneurship Specialist
  • North Carolina Hillel (North Caroline State University) – Innovation Specialist
  • Northeastern University Hillel – Intrapreneurship Specialist
  • NYU Hillel, Bronfman Center – Innovation Specialist
  • Ohio State University Hillel – Ezra Jewish Education Specialist
  • Penn State Hillel (Pennsylvania State University) – Innovation Specialist
  • Queens College Hillel – Innovation Specialist
  • Rutgers University Hillel Foundation – Innovation Specialist
  • San Francisco Hillel – Ezra Jewish Education Specialist
  • Stony Brook Hillel – Ezra Jewish Education Specialist
  • Syracuse Hillel – Social Justice Specialist
  • Tulane Hillel – Ezra Jewish Education Specialist
  • University of Connecticut Hillel – Innovation Specialist
  • University of Arizona Hillel Foundation – Ezra Jewish Education Specialist
  • University of Chicago Hillel – Intrapreneurship Specialist
  • University of Delaware Hillel – Social Justice Specialist
  • University of Florida Hillel – Intrapreneurship Specialist
  • University of Georgia Hillel – Ezra Jewish Education Specialist
  • University of Iowa Hillel – Intrapreneurship Specialist
  • University of Maryland Hillel – Social Justice Specialist
  • University of Pennsylvania Hillel – Ezra Jewish Education Specialist
  • University of Vermont Hillel – Ezra Jewish Education Specialist
  • University of Washington Hillel – Innovation Specialist
  • Vanderbilt Hillel – Ezra Jewish Education Specialist
  • Yale University Hillel – Social Justice Specialist 

Statistics & Impact:

80

current Springboard Fellows

20,000

Each year, Springboard Fellows engage 20,000 students in total, representing about 20% of total participation in Hillel.

100%

of alumni say the Springboard fellowship played a significant, positive role in their Jewish journey

Springboard Fellows are making Jewish life better and brighter on college campuses across North America. 

Life As A Fellow

 Learn, grow, network — repeat.

Through a personalized learning plan, fellows supercharge their growth. Opportunities include immersive learning, travel between the first and second years of the program, and course work with prestigious learning partners. A significant amount of funding is available to support these experiences.

Fellows deepen their professional competencies and Jewish knowledge through a series of in-person conferences and trainings, led by experienced Hillel professionals and outside facilitators. Some of the most valuable experiences are the Hillel International New Professionals Institute (where fellows receive comprehensive training before heading to campus) and the Winter Immersive (where fellows participate in social- and connection-building programs with their peers). To facilitate continuous growth, each fellow is matched with a mentor who they can meet with regularly.

From Jewish learning to professional mentorship to career coaching, Springboard Fellows have multiple avenues to grow throughout their two years on campus. A vast professional network of over 1,000 Hillel professionals support fellows at every stage. Each participant is placed into an Edah, a peer support group led by a former Springboard Fellow. The group, which has 5-7 fellows, meets monthly to share their experiences on campus. Fellows also participate in monthly or bi-monthly learning sessions, led by rabbis and other Jewish figures, that correspond with their Springboard track.