Connect your community, build relationships with your peers, take your leadership skills to the next level, AND get paid!  The Peer Engagement Internship aims to train and empower teens to be communal connectors. Interns will cultivate meaningful relationships with their peers, connect their peers to relevant Jewish opportunities, and develop leadership, relationship building, and engagement skills.

A Peer Engagement Intern is outgoing and excited about Jewish teen events in the St. Louis area.  The intern is friendly and loves to have conversations with people. The internship is open to all Jewish teens in the St. Louis area who are incoming 9th, 10th or 11th grade students. Interns will receive an annual stipend of $180, and the program will run from August 2020-April 2021.

 

Intern Responsibilities: 

  • Connect with 20 peers through phone calls or in-person (i.e. going to get ice cream/coffee with a group of peers) interactions. Interactions are flexible to the teen's schedule. 

  • Have 3 or more in-person pop up events from December-April.  Pop up events can be a Shabbat dinner, Shabbat brunch, taking a group of peers out for coffee or ice cream, etc. (with support from the coordinator to make these happen!)

  • Collaborate with coordinator for guidance on conversation content and pop up event ideas

  • Keep track of and report connections to the Teen Initiative Coordinator through Google Spreadsheets

  • Ensure network knows about Jewish programs available to them (provided by the coordinator throughout the year)

  • Attend required training sessions focused on inclusion, relational engagement, and leadership development.  See dates below - times will vary based off intern's schedules.

Meeting Dates:

Sunday, August 30th

Sunday, September 13th

Sunday, October 25th

Sunday, December 6th

Sunday, January 10th

Sunday, February 7th

Sunday, March 14th

Sunday, April 25th: end of year celebration

If interested, please contact Stacy Bernstein at sbernstein@jteens.org

STLJewishTeens.org is an entry point to Jewish life, designed to expose our community to the wide variety of Jewish opportunities for teens in St Louis. It is a project of the Reform Teen Initiative whose member congregations include United Hebrew Congregation, Congregation Shaare Emeth, Central Reform Congregation, Congregation Temple Israel, and Temple Emanuel. The Initiative is funded in part by a grant from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. For more information, contact Stacy Bernstein at sbernstein@jteens.org

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