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Fellowships, Internships, and Leadership Opportunities

Israel Learning Fellowship

 Israel Learning Fellowship (ILF) is a 6-week educational opportunity for students to explore different aspects of Israeli culture, politics, and communities.


Students in the fellowship will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of meaningful past and current events, develop a personal connection to Israel, and learn about the complicity and beauty of the Israeli society that makes it so unique. Fellows can earn a stipend at the end of the program thanks to a generous donor.

Two sections of this Fellowship are being offered:


Ethnic Diversity

This series will explore how ethnically diverse communities in Israel navigate "being Israeli" alongside unique identities and particular historical narratives. Exploring questions of identity and inclusion in the context of six ethnic/cultural groups within Israel, we will consider how the values of diversity and uniformity animate the public sphere in Israel and in our own Hillel spaces.

Ethnic Diversity will meet on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:45 PM starting on Tuesday September 26


This series explores how Jews navigate and share space in the Jewish state. Using five Israeli case studies, we will explore the values and challenges that are animated when making choices about Judaism within the public sphere. Because this series focuses on questions relating specifically to Jewish practices, the content will center around Jewish-Israeli voices.

Pluralism will meet on Wednesdays from 4:30- 5:45 PM starting on Wednesday September 27


Applications will close on September 20

Please contact Shlomi Kahana for additional information.

Service Engagement Internship (SEI)

The Service Engagement Internship - Powered by Repair the World and Hillel International gives student interns the skills and resources to engage their peers in service, civic engagement and social change work.  Each student intern will receive $500 directly from Repair the World for their participation in the year-long program along with $500 in program dollars per student intern to support service work on campus.

In addition to running service projects that engage their peers, Interns will participate in a small cohort experience with other interns, run by UF Hillel.



Applications will close on September 21

Please contact Lana Kolchinsky for additional information.

Israel Ambassadors

Our Israel Ambassadors play a key role in recruiting and creating the largest delegation to Israel for both Birthright and Onward. Ambassadors serve as the campus spokespeople for these programs through partnering with us in tapping into their peer networks. We are excited to invite Jewish students to share their Israel story with other Jewish Gators through public space engagement, events and recruitment for Israel travel programs. 

As an Israel Ambassador, you are committing to:

  • Two hours of public space engagement (tabling and/or flyering) each week

  • Consistent weekly shifts will be assigned based on Ambassadors’ schedules

  • Volunteer for UF to Israel events

  • One individual check in call with our IACT each month

  • Attend Bi-Weekly Israel Ambassador meetings, meeting time TBD by group

  • Utilize your personal Birthright recruiter link to promote registration

Please contact Rachel Waldorf for additional information.

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