2016-2017 Temple Sinai Teen Internship Application
We are very excited to offer our second cohort of Temple Sinai Teen Interns this year! Teens who get chosen as Temple Sinai Teen Interns will be provided with a unique leadership experience that will help them develop skills in a specific area of interest, guided with one-on-one support by a mentor from the Sinai staff. This is an incredible opportunity for personal growth and college applications!
Teens in grades 11 and 12 are eligible to apply for any of the internships offered. Interested teens will be expected to commit to at least 5 hours a month, August through May. Teens will receive community service hours for their time in their internship. Each teen intern will meet with their staff mentor to create a learning contract that specifies clear goals for the year, focusing primarily on the personal growth and aspirations of the teen.
Deadline extended to - Friday, July 15th
Acceptance Notification - no later than Wednesday, July 27th
Cohort and Mentor Dinner - Wednesday, August 17th 6:30-8:30 PM
1. Education Intern:
Work one-on-one with the Vice President of the ARJE - Association of Reform Jewish Educators. Help create and implement new school-wide programs in the Religious School.
Staff Mentor: Marisa Kaiser, Director of Education
2. Youth Program Intern:
Plan and implement unique and creative youth group events for Kindergartners - 8th graders! Think outside of the box and turn incredible inspiring event ideas into reality!
Staff Mentor: Molly Okun, Director of Youth and Teen Engagement
3. Music Intern:
Get hands on experience with an incredible composer, producer, and songwriter who has played at center court for the Orlando Magic, played for President Obama during his historic campaign, and won the 2006 American Idol Faith-based Competition! Develop the musical skills needed to lead Shabbat Services and Religious School Tefilah and much more.
Staff Mentor: Beth Schafer, Bunzl Family Cantorial Chair
4. Rabbinic Intern:
Step inside a Rabbi's shoes to assist with various aspects of rabbinical life, including worship services, sermons, life cycle events, study and more.
Staff Mentor: Rabbi Ron Segal, Senior Rabbi
5. Social Action Intern:
Help plan, organize and implement our monthly Social Action Sundays and other congregational initiatives. Work with the Clergy to enhance Temple Sinai's awareness and knowledge of important issues impacting our community and the world.
Staff Mentor: Clergy
6. Business Management Intern
Get behind the scenes of a 5 million dollar budget. Learn and assist with various aspects of synagogue and non-profit management including governance, logistics, meetings, and more.
Staff Mentor: Jack Feldman, Executive Director
Grade during the 2016-2017 school year:
Please select the internship opportunity you would like to be considered for:
Youth Program Intern
Social Action Intern
Business Management Intern
Why you would like to be considered as a Temple Sinai Intern:
Why you are interested in the internship opportunity you chose:
What experiences do you have that makes you qualified to be an Intern:
What are some strengths that you have that will help you during your internship:
What is something you would like to focus on or learn more about during your internship:
Tell us about your most formative Jewish experience and why it impacted you:
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