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Wow! What a Difference a Summer Intern Makes

Wow! What a Difference a Summer Intern Makes 

The Jewish Fund Teen Board Interns go back to school with new skills to share.

By, Vivian Henoch, Editor myJewishDetroit

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"So, tell us how you spent your summer?” For sure, there was real work to be done and plenty to go around for the crop of summer interns recruited from The Jewish Fund Teen Board this year.

  • Planning next year’s retreat for The Jewish Fund Teen Board
  • Coding new pages for the Jewish Family Service ( JFS ) website
  • Evaluating grant proposals focusing on teen mental health
  • Working first-hand with social workers and therapists at Jewish Family Service
  • Implementing the Walk4Friendship for Friendship Circle
  • Learning life-saving skills through suicide prevention programs, Safe TALK and ASIST
  • Launching a 5K/10K run and fundraiser to benefit the South Oakland Shelter

An initiative of  The Jewish Fund Teen Board, made possible through the generous support of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, the Non-Profit Summer Internship program matched its Teen Board Members and Alumni with paid internships at their grantees and Jewish agencies in the community. “Our goal is to extend the strategic work of our Teen Board by providing the opportunity for our students to follow the results of their grantmaking and to gain practical experience at organizations where they have developed a working knowledge and personal interest,” said Martha Goldberg, Coordinator the Teen Board. “Our teens – self-selected and then carefully vetted to do the intensive year-long work of the Teen Board – all come well equipped for these internships. Each in their own right are rising stars in the Jewish community and, through the curriculum of the Teen Board, they have developed skills as leaders, as philanthropists, as community volunteers and activists.”

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