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Foundation for Jewish Camp Fall 2022 Internships & Volunteer Opportunity Application

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Thank you for your interest in getting involved with Foundation for Jewish Camp! We have many opportunities being offered for Fall 2022 and beyond - through this application you can apply to up to three. 


Before starting your application, please review all options and requirements here.


In all of our internships and volunteer opportunities, we are seeking to create teams that reflect the diversity of camp staff from across North America, and around the world. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to ensure we get the best, most creative talent from the field. 


Application are due by 11:59 PM PST on September 30, 2022. 
Interviews will be held virtually the weeks of October 3rd and 10th for the opportunities which require them. 
Hiring decisions will be made by the week of October 24th.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Teri McGuire at teri@jewishcamp.org

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About Mental Health & Wellness (MESSH) Interns
MESSH - mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health

Youth 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 programmatic opportunities. 

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.

Requirements:
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 
About Leaders Assembly Event Interns

Leaders Assembly is a gathering for camp professionals from all over North America! This year, Leaders Assembly will take place in Atlanta, Georgia from December 4-6th. Event Interns at Leaders Assembly work alongside FJC staff to support the logistics and operations of the conference. In addition to their duties, interns  attend educational workshops and professional development sessions that interest them, network with Jewish organizational leaders , and receive mentorship  from leading Jewish camp professionals and educators.


Shared hotel accommodations, meals, and ground transportation costs from the Atlanta area are all covered by FJC. Interns will additionally earn a stipend of $300 for their work at the seminar.


Event Interns must live or go to school locally in the Atlanta area OR have a mechanism for covering their own air or train travel costs to Atlanta (Suggestions for finding funds for your air/train travel to Atlanta: talk to your university about funds available for professional development, reach out to your local camp community or Federation). Preference will be given to those working at Jewish camp in 2023.


Requirements: 
Must be 18 years old by December 4, 2022 to apply
Must live locally, or go to school locally in the Atlanta area
Required dates: December 4-6, 2022 (full days)

About Staff Advisory Council - SAC

Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Staff Advisory Council (SAC) aims to empower the voice, vision, and experience of Jewish camp staff  and serves as an excellent leadership development opportunity for staff members returning to work at camp in 2023. Coordinated by FJC, the SAC will be comprised of young Jewish leaders who represent the diversity of the Jewish camp field and function as an essential connection between the organization and the experience of camp counselors.


Council members will advise FJC on current and future  programmatic initiatives, innovation plans, and provide essential insights  to improve the staff experience in the Jewish camping field. Special committees and taskforces will also be developed  to address relevant field-wide concerns such as: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Jewish Education, Staff Mental Health & Wellness, and Staff Recruitment/Retention. SAC members will have the opportunity to network with Jewishcamp professionals, share best practices, and learn from experts in the field of Jewish camp.


This is a volunteer opportunity, in which board members will gain key experience as lay leaders with a prominent international non-profit organization.


The SAC will meet once a month with the FJC team from November-April and will convene again shortly after the conclusion of camp for a post-summer reflection with an eye towards Summer 2024.


Requirements:
All applicants must be current camp counselors who worked at a Jewish camp in the summer of 2022. Preference will be given to those who plan to return to a Jewish camp for summer 2023. 
All meetings will take place virtually and will be scheduled based on the availability of the group selected.
About Cornerstone Event Interns
The Cornerstone seminar is a gathering for returning camp staff from 60+ camps across North America and around the world! Event Interns at Cornerstone work alongside FJC staff to support the logistics and operations of the faculty planning seminar (January 9-12th) and the Cornerstone seminar (May 18-25th). They are also involved in planning and executing other programmatic aspects throughout the conference. Interns attend and facilitate Cornerstone educational programs and have access to mentorship and professional development from leading Jewish professionals and educators.

Shared hotel accommodations, meals, and transportation costs within North America are all covered by FJC. Interns will additionally earn a stipend of $1500 for your work over the two seminars. 

All are encouraged to apply! Preference will be given to Cornerstone alumni and those working at camp in 2023.

Requirements:
Must be 18 years old by January 9, 2023 to apply
Required dates (in person at Capital Camps & Retreat Center in Waynesboro, PA):
Faculty Planning Seminar: January 9-12, 2023 
Cornerstone Seminar: May 18-25, 2023
About The Cornerstone Alumni Board (CAB)
Members of the Cornerstone Alumni Board (CAB) will work with the FJC team as lay leaders to guide the themes and educational goals of the Cornerstone May Seminar. 

Responsibilities will include: choosing the Cornerstone theme along with the FJC team, vetting program ideas and educational material, providing consultation to Cornerstone faculty on specific program ideas, and acting as a Cornerstone ambassador.

This is a volunteer opportunity, in which board members will gain key experience as lay leaders. Applicants must be alumni of the Cornerstone Fellowship. 

Requirements:

Applicants must be alumni of the Cornerstone Fellowship.

All meetings will take place virtually and will be scheduled based on the availability of the group selected. CAB members will have the opportunity to attend the Cornerstone May seminar.

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FJC aims to create a culture of belonging and commits to being welcoming and affirming to participants representing the fullness of our communities with diversity in gender, race, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, and Jewish background/practice. The following demographic questions are intended to assess how we are doing at engaging members of various identities in our programming. Your responses will be kept fully confidential and will help us make decisions about our outreach, engagement, and programming efforts to ensure we are effectively serving our diverse community.