The Springboard Fellowship is a prestigious, paid, two-year fellowship that brings together the best, brightest and most diverse Jewish talent through a transformative early career experience in the Hillel movement.

Fellows gain professional competencies needed to be outstanding leaders and changemakers in their communities while engaging in compelling work on college campuses across North America.

The Springboard Network

Springboard Fellows work on college campuses across North America. Immersed in their local communities, fellows work alongside other talented Jewish professionals and university partners to transform the lives of young Jewish college students.

Use the filters below to learn more about our host campuses. We will be updating our list for Cohort Zayin in January 2022.

Fellowship Specialties

The Springboard Fellowship offers four separate tracks, each centered around a separate theme that guides the fellow’s work.

  • Innovation Specialist
  • Social Justice Specialist
  • Ezra Jewish Education Specialist
  • Intrapreneurship Specialist

Innovation Specialist

Reimagine and redesign Jewish life on campus. As an Innovation Specialist, you’ll be trained in design thinking methodology to spark new ideas, connect with students, and infuse creativity into all aspects of Hillel’s work.

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The Springboard Fellowship has far exceeded my expectations! I've learned so much about my own personal work-style through our professional development sessions, which has helped to shape my future career goals.
Madeline Dolgin Arizona State University Hillel

Social Justice Specialist

Empower students to make change guided by Jewish values, texts, and history. As a Social Justice Specialist, you'll receive training in the areas of engagement, social action and community organizing, and learn how to seamlessly weave Judaism into your engagement work.

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I love that I get to challenge and expand my students' worldviews, and they do the same for me – the ways I've grown over the last year-and-a-half have been immeasurable! I have the ability to be creative and to connect with all kinds of people.
Alex Weiner Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College

Ezra Jewish Education Specialist

Bring Jewish learning to life on campus as an Ezra Jewish Education Specialist. You’ll be trained in pluralistic and experiential Jewish education techniques to infuse Jewish learning into your work as an engagement professional.

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This is meaningful, relationship-based work. I get to meet people where they are in their journey and explore who I am as a Jewish young adult.
Nora Greenstein USC Hillel

Intrapreneurship Specialist

Pioneer and redefine what it means to build a deep and meaningful community as an Intrapreneurship Specialist. Grow as a leader and changemaker through Adaptive Leadership training, and hone your passions to transform Jewish life on campus.

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Community is what drives our relationships, learning, and creativity. By utilizing adaptive leadership, we will be able to better serve students in these profound years of growth, while engaging the untapped potential of our community as a whole.
Ira Blum Muhlenberg College Hillel

Life As A Fellow

Professional Development

Participants will have the opportunity to deepen their professional competencies and experience immersive Jewish learning through a series of in-person and virtual trainings. Fellows will attend various conferences throughout the year, learn through year-round video conferences and receive one-on-one coaching and mentorship from experienced Hillel professionals and outside facilitators.

Learning and Adventure

Fellows supercharge learning and growth through a personalized learning plan. You might do immersive learning and travel between the first and second years of the program, course work throughout your two years from prestigious learning partners, or some combination of the two. Every fellow comes into the program excited to learn different skills and tools.  Significant funds are available.

The Network

In addition to compelling work and top-notch training, Springboard fellows receive a competitive annual salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and paid vacation time. By joining the Springboard fellowship program, fellows will also benefit from a vast professional network and will be supported at every stage during and after the fellowship program.

The Springboard Impact

current fellows and alumni
62,000 +
students impacted by Springboard fellows
100 %
of graduated fellows reported that this fellowship had a significant positive role in their Jewish journey