Research and Internship Opportunities

Students on a CLIP internship

Summer Internships

Summer internships are an excellent way to build professional skills and gain valuable experience. Check out some of the exciting summer internships our students have participated in:

The Collegiate Leadership Internship Program (CLIP)

CLIP is a paid summer internship and Jewish leadership training program at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University. The program seeks to foster and develop professional and lay leadership in the Jewish community. CLIP matches undergraduate students who have an interest in pluralistic Jewish life and culture with engaging, substantive internships at a variety of for-profit, non-profit and Jewish communal organizations, where they are provided with mentorship and guided development.

CLIP is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Applicants must commit to residing in the New York metropolitan area for the summer.

Machon Kaplan Summer Internship

Machon Kaplan is an internship program for undergraduate students interested in Judaism and social justice. Based in Washington, D.C., it provides students with a meaningful social justice internship, the opportunity to engage in study related to their internships and and making change more broadly, as well as an open reflective community with whom to share their experience. Students learn, through study and action, the interrelationship of Judaism and American ideals, as well as how change happens. 

Machon Kaplan is open to students currently enrolled in and attending college. Prior to the start of the program, students must have completed one year of college. 

Assist in Faculty Research

Through an Independent Study course (JDS 499), students may gain research experience and strengthen their resumes by assisting the Department of Jewish Thought faculty in their current research, or engage in directed research projects under a faculty member's supervision. 

Before registering, students should contact the faculty member they wish to work with to discuss their plans.