JIMENA student interns served as informed JIMENA ambassadors on college campuses nation wide, passionately articulating on behalf of Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. Interns design a JIMENA themed project that is relevant to their course of study and select interns receive a stipend to produce an on-campus JIMENA themed event, such as a screening of the Forgotten Refugees or a presentation by a JIMENA Speaker. Inters help identify the strengths, needs, and opportunities specific to their particular campus. JIMENA Internship Objectives – What’s the Internship all about?
• Developing a deeper understanding of Mizrahi and Sephardic history and culture through the execution of a self-designed research, creative, or technical project
• Exposing their campus community to the often unknown personal histories of Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa
• Effectively using the JIMENA narrative for Israel advocacy purposes, and empowering peers to do the same
• Sharing Mizrahi and Sephardic culture with peers and thereby serving as an example of Jewish diversity, multiculturalism, and religious pluralism on campus
• Helping preserve Jewish stories, traditions and customs endanger of extinction Requirements of JIMENA Interns – What will Interns do?
• Serve as informed JIMENA ambassador on campus by staying informed on current events and articulating on behalf of Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa
• Design and complete an academic project related to Mizrahi and Sephardic history or culture and relevant to their course of study:
o Can be research-based, creative, or technical project
o To be agreed upon by Intern and JIMENA Staff (and local advisor, if applicable)
• Plan and execute a JIMENA-inspired engagement project on campus
• Maintain consistent communication with JIMENA’s office
Intern Incentives – What will Interns receive in exchange for their hard work?
• Potential to earn college credit
• Distinguishing professional development and experience
• A unique and rare opportunity to have a profound impact on campus while participating in a selective, new initiative by a highly reputed organization
• A $200 Stipend awarded in two $100 installments What types of engagement programs would a JIMENA Intern plan?
• Mizrahi Shabbat Dinner
• Mizrahi holiday (ex. Mimouna, Rosh Hashana & Passover)
• Sephardic Cooking Class
• Music/Dance Class
• Costume fashion show
• Book club, with a potential to meet the author
• Country themed nights
• Social networking events
• JIMENA Israel Advocacy Training
• Screening of Forgotten Refugees
• Presentation by a JIMENA Speaker
• News briefing on the Middle East by a JIMENA related expert Contact:
Sarah Levin Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:
(415) 626-5062 Website: http://www.jimena.org