If you are a high school student, DOROT’s Manhattan Summer Teen Internship Program offers two distinct four-week sessions for your consideration. We select 20 interns for each session.
General applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 27. If spaces fill before the deadline, applications will close.
If possible, the program will include in-person indoor and outdoor teen-only group gatherings one day a week, masked with 3-feet social distancing. Otherwise, the entire internship will run virtually.
Overview of Summer 2021:
There are two sessions available. Read more about each session below.
Session 1: DOROT’s Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program
- Monday, June 28-Thursday, July 22, 2021
- Monday-Thursday, from 10:00am-4:00pm
- This program welcomes teens who identify as Jewish, or who have a parent or grandparent who identifies as Jewish
- Note: Summer Interns are expected to volunteer for at least 15 hours with DOROT during the academic year following the summer
- Exploring social justice and Jewish communal connections through volunteering
- Making a documentary film through our partnership with Old School Films. Experienced film makers will teach fundamentals of film production and train interns via Zoom to interview older adults on camera, and then make a short documentary based on the interview. No experience necessary.
- Leading a weekly discussion group with home-based seniors via teleconference
- Participating in a weekly intergenerational class via Zoom “Jewish Perspectives on Important Issues in the News”
View the teen's video, Learn more about a Day in the Life of a DOROT Jewish Summer Teen Intern:
View past Teen Internship Documentaries:
Session 2: DOROT’s Summer Teen Internship Program
- Tuesday, July 27-Tuesday, August 19, 2021
- Mondays-Thursdays from 10:00am-4:00pm
- This program is a secular program and welcomes all teens
- Note: Summer Interns are expected to also volunteer for at least 15 hours with DOROT during the academic year following the summer program.
- Engaging in an online Intergenerational Theater Program, during which interns work with seniors to share life experiences through performance art
- Leading a weekly discussion group via teleconference with home-based seniors on contemporary issues such as current events or technology
- Participating in an intergenerational arts and crafts class via Zoom
View our Video, Learn more about a Day in the Life of a DOROT Summer Teen Intern:
This program is jointly funded by UJA-Federation of New York and the Jim Joseph Foundation. The Jewish Education Project serves as lead operator of the initiative. Additional funding is made possible by the Posner-Wallace Foundation. We are grateful to all of our funders for their support.