URJ Camp George Staff Internship Program

We are thrilled to announce the launch the Staff Internship program for 2019, open to third year staff (and older).  The last seven years of the program has been a great success. Our interns were able to gain valuable workplace experience, develop new skills, expand their resume, and bring a new excitement to their summer job at Camp. This year’s internships are now open for application.

Applicants must have accepted their summer contract with Camp or be in the process of discussing a potential summer contract in order to apply.  Summer contracts will need to be firmed up for internships to be finalized. Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to the key contacts listed below by February 28, 2019. Interviews will be conducted by each organization early March. Internships will begin around May 1 (depending on each Intern’s exam schedule) and conclude June 21 prior to the start of Camp Staff Training. Each Intern will earn a $1500 stipend paid by the organization (unless otherwise noted below).

Included as part of the Internship is a mandatory one-day Professional Development Day held in the Camp office. During the summer, each intern will also be asked to participate in an information session to share their experiences with staff for the following year.

Organization: Temple Israel (Michigan)

Organization: Temple Israel    www.temple-israel.org

Internship Title: Summer Intern

Job Description: • Jewish programming • Administrative and Social Media Support • Support of Confirmation program • Assist Family Life Center Director with camp prep, organize camp orientation, etc • Helping to support and manage Adult Education programming • Wrapping up end of the year tasks for the Religious School • Prepping for the Early Childhood Day Camp • Planning for Camp Shabbat •  Help Youth Director with Youth Programming

Previous experience/interest required:  A love of Camp George • Up to date computer skills

Internship Location: Temple Israel, West Bloomfield Detroit 5725 Walnut Lake Road

Name of person to address application to: Kari Provizer/Rabbi Arianna Gordon

Email application to: kprovizer@temple-israel.org


Organization: CJPAC  www.cjpac.ca

Internship Title: Political Engagement Intern

Job Description: CJPAC (the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee) is looking for summer interns who share our enthusiasm and passion for Canadian politics and want to make a difference in an election year. CJPAC is a multi-partisan organization, which means that all party affiliations are welcome. Join our team and you will have the opportunity to help our community have a real impact in the democratic process. As a CJPAC intern, you will have the opportunity to meet with elected officials and candidates, campaign teams, political activists and community leaders all while participating in programs to enhance your political and professional skills. You will:

  • Develop new and exciting programs that will be implemented across the country
  • Create and carry out strategies geared toward inspiring Canadians to get involved in the federal election and the Canadian political process.
  • Assist with implementation of CJPAC’s 2019 federal election plan, including but not limited to volunteer recruitment.
  • Support the communications department with projects including social media, media monitoring, etc.
  • Help with planning for the annual CJPAC Camp Tour program
  • Assist with data management
  • Work on other projects and tasks as assigned

Previous experience/interest required: • strong interpersonal skills •political experience or interest •good organizational skills •ability to do administrative tasks, including database entry • knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word • program planning experience • creativity and strong writing skills • knowledge of the Canadian political system

Internship Location: CJPAC Office, 40 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 402. Yonge and Eglinton.

Name of person to address application to: Jaime Reich, National Director of Outreach and Programming

Email application to: jreich@cjpac.ca


Organization: Jewish National Fund of Toronto www.jnf.ca  

Internship Title: Social Media and Campaign Intern

Job Description: The principal role of the Social media and Campaign Intern is to support, cultivate and develop a strong working relationship with our current donors and volunteers through social media while assisting our Campaign Director and Director of Programming.  Ultimately, the role of the Social Media and Campaign Intern is to support the work of management, staff and volunteers while taking initiative to ensure the overall success of JNF Toronto.

Previous experience/interest required:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Understanding effective use of social media
  • First-hand experience fundraising for a non-for-profit or community-based organization would be ideal
  • Experience in planning and executing successful events
  • Experience in designing and or producing marketing materials
  • Highly motivated with ability to work in a collaborative team environment while also being proactive and able to work independently
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Internship Location: JNF Office, 1000 Finch Av W, North York (Dufferin and Finch)

Name of person to address application to: Rafi Yablonsky

Email application to: rafi.yablonsky@jnf.ca


Organization: YALE PGC LLP

Internship Title: Accounting intern

Job Description: Will be trained to summarize investment portfolios into Excel for use in preparing corporate records and trained to prepare personal tax returns.

Previous experience/interest required:  Interest in accounting and or tax would be beneficial – ability to use Excel.  There will be some administrative work especially pre May 1st (see below)

Internship Location:  Yonge and Eglinton area

Name of person to address application to:  Edyssa Vasquez

Where to send application (email address or fax number): edyssa@yalepgc.ca

Additional Information:  Interested in someone being able to start early, anytime in April and will pay separately for this time


Organization: Holy Blossom Temple

Internship Title: Youth Education and Engagement Intern

Job Description: This internship will include a variety of tasks, and include working in more than one area of Holy Blossom Temple.  This intern will work with the Youth Education Centre, as well as the membership department, doing some database management and updates, as well as some other administrative projects.  This person will also assist with HABSTY’s Bagel Project fundraiser (various organizational tasks, tracking orders, assisting on the day of the event).

Previous experience/interest required: • good interpersonal skills • organized •ability to do administrative tasks, including database entry • knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word • creative program design and writing skills  • willingness to do some ‘grunt work’ including reorganizing supply cupboards, decorating bulletin boards, organizing books, etc.• writing and editing skills also an asset

Internship Location: Holy Blossom Temple 1950 Bathurst Street (Bathurst and Eglinton)

Name of person to address application to: Lisa Isen Baumal, Director of Youth Engagement

Email application to: lbaumal@holyblossom.org