By Jamie Lustig
Through Hillel at my school, I found out about the Franklin C. Ash Internship Program which offers mentoring, networking and workplace experiences for Jewish college students interested in nonprofit career paths. This internship offered me the chance to work with the JEVS Human Services (JEVS) Communications department where I had the opportunity to sit in on meetings, write blogs, and do marketing research. This internship has helped me gain the experience I need before I graduate college and enhance my skills in:
- Work ethic
- Time management
Outside the office, I was able to bond and network with other Jewish college students. Some of the things we did together were:
- Meeting with Mr. Ash
- Going to the Jewish Museum
- Mock interviews
Additionally, we had career exploration where I was matched with Evan Benn, the Senior Director of Special Projects and Communications from the Inquirer and a JEVS Board Member. In all, this internship has given me the chance to experience what work life is like and meet new people that can be lifelong connections.
Now in its 24th year, The Franklin C. Ash internship program is funded by Franklin C. Ash and other generous donors. It provides paid summer internship opportunities to college students.