We seek to engage, strengthen, and empower Jewish students through a variety of leadership and learning fellowships, committee roles for large-scale programs, and training opportunities. Apply by May 10 for the Spark Internship for the 2019-20 school year! Sign-ups for our new training workshops for student group leaders will open soon.

Leadership Fellowships

  • participate in leadership workshops, engage your peers, and gain program-planning experience
  • commit to a series of training sessions at the beginning of the school year and run initiatives throughout the year
  • apply for the Spark Internship or get ready for our new training workshops for student group leaders

Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF)

  • Join a 10-week seminar, taught by Rabbi Miriam Liebman and Annie Prusky, filled with experiential and intellectual learning to deepen your understanding of Judaism.
  • Explore the tradition in a safe space and find your own place, on your own terms, in Judaism’s great conversation.
  • The next JLF cohorts will start in Fall 2019. Email Rabbi Miriam to add your name to the interest list.

Spark Internship

Are you a motivated, creative self-starter who wants to make a difference on campus? This internship is for you. You’ll leave your impact on the Jewish community by planning awesome events, getting leadership training, and being a part of one of the best communities on campus!

Maryland Hillel is excited to launch our new Spark Internship. This internship will focus on providing transformative, personalized leadership experiences for students of all backgrounds. We are looking to bring together a diverse group of intelligent, motivated self-starters to help build Jewish community on campus, create meaningful, authentic experiences for students, engage new students on campus, and create a space for personal self-growth and exploration. For questions, email Maya (mguthman@marylandhillel.org) or Noa (nhavivi@marylandhillel.org).


All members of the Spark Internship will participate in full-group programming and each member will also focus on their personal social networks/communities on campus to provide meaningful Jewish experiences.

  • Greek Life
  • Student Groups
  • Living-Learning Communities and Residential Halls
  • Camp and Youth Group Alumni (BBYO, NFTY, USY, NCSY, etc.)
  • Holiday/Shabbat Programming (SHABBAM, Hanukkah Extravaganza, etc.)
  • Birthright Israel
  • Social Justice, Alternative Break Trips
  • Commit to the fellowship through the 2019-2020 school year. (If you’re planning on going abroad, please indicate that in your application.)
  • Attend five leadership development training sessions.
  • Represent Maryland Hillel and your campus communities through tabling around campus.
  • Connect with new students through coffee dates and student outreach.
  • Collaborate with other interns to create and run one major event.
  • Create community through hosting/co-hosting one Shabbat dinner.
  • Maintain consistent communication with Maryland Hillel staff and the cohort.

Student Groups

Maryland Hillel has something for everyone—Israel advocates, singers, environmental activists, spiritual seekers, people interested in interfaith dialogue—you name it! We have dozens of on-campus Jewish student groups funded by Maryland Hillel and the university. Groups are run by students, for students, and with the support of our professional staff. And, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, we will help you create it!