On behalf of the JEVS Career Strategies/Youth Services team, JEVS wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to Frank Ash, The Lasko Family Foundation and the many other generous supporters of the Franklin C. Ash Summer Internship Program and Lasko College Prep Program. Without these selfless acts of kindness, the summer would not be as interesting, informative, meaningful or memorable–for 15 college students, 14 high school students, and our entire staff. The lessons and friendships the summer interns take with them are invaluable, and we look forward to their “check-ins” throughout various touchpoints in their lives.


The summer included visits to interns’ worksites


Packing boxes as part of a mitzvah project


Job shadowing and career exploration

Visiting the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center

Programs offered speaking opportunities, including for our Brandeis Law Society intern

Lasko and Ash participants took part in “Speed Mentoring”

Miniature golf, big fun and new friendships

Former interns returned to applaud the efforts of their siblings

Also a great thank you to the following organizations for hosting students in our internship programs:

  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Camp Ramah Day Camp
  • Digital Choice Food Program
  • Federation Early Learning Services
  • Gershman Y – Jewish Film Festival
  • HIAS Pennsylvania
  • JEVS Human Services
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
  • Jewish Relief Agency
  • KleinLife
  • Middle East Forum
  • Mitzvah Food Project
  • PA CareerLink, operated by JEVS
  • Philly Friendship Circle
  • Rhawnhurst NORC (Naturally Occuring Retirement Community)
  • Society Hill Synagogue
  • Temple Beth Zion – Beth Israel Synagogue

Want more? 

View the photo gallery from this summer’s internship luncheon, read the parting thoughts of one of our 2016 interns, or check out the great write-up on the two summer programs from our friends at the Jewish Exponent.

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