MESSH - mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health
and young adults experiencing mental health challenges are most likely to turn
to peers for support, than to reach out to an adult or professional. The fourth cohort of the Jewish Camp
Mental Health and Wellness internship leverages college-aged camp counselors as
an important resource that can increase awareness and decrease stigma around
mental health in the Jewish community. Interns will be given tools to remove the stigmas surrounding mental health and wellness - educating
themselves, their peers, and their campers through group learning and
Interns engage in training on mental health awareness, advocacy, wellness through a Jewish lens. They build leadership skills, develop strong communication techniques, and will design activities to elevate mental
health awareness and stigma reduction at camp. Interns will learn
to articulate a connection between their Jewish identity, understanding of
mental health, and sense of personal resilience.
Those returning to camp in Summer 2023 will receive a $200 stipend.
Please include a screenshot or PDF with a recommendation from a camp professional as part of the application.
Interns will also receive Youth Mental Health First Aid certification, valid for up to 3 years.
*Note: some additional time commit may be required for certification course completion.
This internship is in partnership with BaMidbar
and is made possible by the Neshamot Women's Impact Philanthropy Group of UJA-Federation of New York.
Must be 18 years old by Oct. 20, 2022 to apply
Should be returning to work at a Jewish camp in Summer 2023
Required dates: 12-2pm ET every Tuesday & Thursday from Oct. 20 - Nov 22, 2022