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    Summer Excelerator at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU

    Summer Excelerator at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Six Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Sub-Categories: Internships, Jewish, Work Experience
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Summer Excelerator is a selective internship and leadership development program for current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors housed at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University. 

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and University policies, Summer Excelerator will run virtually during summer 2022. Engage in meaningful internship experiences, social activities, and deep leadership and professional development from the comfort of your home.

    Summer Excelerator is a six-week long, paid internship program for current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Summer Excelerator matches students with internships at a variety of public and private sector employers throughout New York City. Summer Excelerator blends this real world professional experience with leadership development trainings and Jewish identity building. Summer Excelerator uses New York City as its canvas for participants to explore their identities while gaining valuable professional and leadership skills.

    CONTINUING FOR SUMMER 2021! Experience Rewired - an independent learning module for teens. These virtual modules give teens the opportunity to learn professional, leadership, and Jewish identity skills from the comfort of home. Modules are released weekly for 6 weeks and participants will also have access to Bronfman Center staff for individualized coaching. Learn more and register at www.bronfmancenter.org/rewired


    Who Can Apply
    Summer Excelerator is open to rising juniors and seniors in high school and rising college freshman. If you’re driven, interested in gaining real-world experience, and self-identify as Jewish, we encourage you to apply! Applicants must commit to living within a commutable distance from New York City for the summer. We do not provide housing to participate in the program at this time.


    Why You Should Apply

    Summer Excelerator is a real-world, professional experience that’s more than just a job. You’ll gain:

    • Confidence as you apply for college knowing you have a university-based program on your resume.

    • Entrepreneurial skills that will put you a step ahead of your peers.

    • A new network of friends and colleagues that will contribute to a life-changing summer.

    By participating in Summer Excelerator, you’ll get a taste of what it’s like to be a student at NYU by receiving access to NYU’s campus and facilities. And the best part? After the summer you’ll receive a $500 stipend and an NYU certificate of completion demonstrating your participation in the program.


    Program Details

    Interns will attend their internships from Tuesdays through Thursdays. Interns will determine their hours with their employers, but most interns will work from 9am - 5pm or 10am - 6pm. Interns will receive a 30 day metrocard to commute to work and program activities to use for the duration of the program.

    Each week, interns will participate in two intensives:

    Monday (exploration days): Interns will explore museums and cultural sites and will volunteer locally. Interns will get out of their offices and will explore throughout NYC in order to build cohort and leadership skills.

    Friday (leadership days): Interns will explore leadership development, Jewish identity, and professionalism through interactive seminars. Topics of seminars include: social innovation and entrepreneurship, leadership and personality, and Jewish community in New York City.