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.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of all of our participants the DOROT Manhattan Summer Teen Internship Program will operate this summer as a virtual program.
Overview of Summer 2020:
Session 1: DOROT’s Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program
- June 22-July 16, 2020 (exceptions made for Regents exams)
- Monday-Thursday, from 10:00am-5:00pm
- 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
View the teen's video, Learn more about a Day in the Life of a DOROT Jewish Summer Teen Intern:
View past teen's videos:
- 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”
Session 2: DOROT’s Summer Teen Internship Program
- July 20-August 13, 2020
- Mondays-Thursdays from 10:00am-5:00pm
- 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
View our Video, Learn more about a Day in the Life of a DOROT Summer Teen Intern:
- 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
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.