Welcome to Hillel International’s Springboard Fellowship, your launch into an incredible two-year journey of personal and professional growth. If you’re a recent college graduate ready to make an impact and embark on a meaningful career, you’ve come to the right place. The Springboard Fellowship isn’t just about the job; it’s about your opportunity to contribute to the future of thriving Jewish communities on campus, expand your skills, and connect with a diverse network of fellow changemakers. With competitive pay, immersive learning experiences, professional development, and a supportive cohort, Springboard is your chance to make a lasting mark on Jewish campus life and the broader Jewish future. Join us and be part of something truly transformative.
- Help build diverse, inclusive Jewish communities on campus.
- Gain key skills to thrive in the professional world.
- Participate in fully-funded leadership development programs abroad or in the US.
- Learn, connect, and grow within a like-minded Springboard cohort.
- Empower Jewish students to find their voice, inspire their Jewish journeys, and leave your mark on Jewish campus life and the Jewish future.
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.
Statistics & Impact:
current Springboard Fellows
Each year, Springboard Fellows engage 20,000 students in total, representing about 20% of total participation in Hillel.