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.
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 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, “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 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
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.