London Internship

The FJL London Internship offers the opportunity to spend four weeks in London to a select grouping of Jewish student leaders from communities across Eastern and Central Europe. The programme has been made possible through the generosity of Programme Patron, Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder. Participating students will live in London, during which time our daily seminars will explore issues of community, leadership and Jewish perspectives on a host of highly relevant legal, political and social issues associated with the modern world. There will also be ample touring of the city, as well as networking opportunities with communal and professional leaders.

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Open to students from top universities across Eastern & Central Europe

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Past FJL Participants

In addition to the undoubtedly fantastic internship, I met a great group of people. On the FJL trip I made some fantastic friends, several of whom even came from right across the country up to St Andrews for a Scotland Jsoc ball!

Andy Williams, St Andrews

The FJL programme not only showed me how symbiotic the relationship between the political context and Jewish leadership can be, but it also affected me personally to want to embrace these ideas and act on them. 

Daniella Lebor, Cambridge Graduate, Associate Director at APCO Worldwide

Past Speakers

LUKE
AKEHURST

Director, We Believe in Israel

KEITH

BRESLAUER

Managing Director & Senior Partner, Patron Capital Partners

ELANA

CHESLER

Business Development Consultant, Capita Assets Services

DANIEL

GREENBERG QC

Barrister specialising in legislation

ESTI

HAMILTON

Educator and Senior Lecturer, JLE

RICHARD

HARRINGTON

MP for Watford

KAREN

HARRIS

Managing Director
Intu Digital

RABBI AUBREY

HERSH

Senior Lecturer and Projects Director at the JLE.

PROFESSOR

ALAN JOHNSON

Senior Research Fellow, BICOM

CINDY

LEVY

Director at McKinsey & Company

DR. ALAN

MENDOZA

Founder and Executive Director, Henry Jackson Society

EDWARD

MISRAHI

Founder Ronit Capital

LORD STUART

POLAK

Honorary President, Conservative Friends of Israel

ANDREW

RASHBASS

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

AMBASSADOR MARK REGEV

Israeli Ambassador
to the UK

JONATHAN

ARKUSH

President,
Board of Deputies

SAMUEL

RUBIN

Entrepreneur and Jewish educator

RABBI ANDREW

SAVAGE

Director for Germany of the Ronald S Lauder Foundation

RABBI DR.

AKIVA TATZ

International lecturer on Jewish thought and medical ethics

JACOB

SCHIMMEL

Chairman of UKI Investments

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does an internship entail?


Each internship varies. In general terms, interns might be tasked with research, fact-checking and editing, as well as administrative tasks and further exposure to the workings of the firm and its dealings with clients. Ultimately, the internship gives one a sense of 'how London works' and constitutes a great networking opportunity; and by adapting fast, participants can learn more and secure influential contacts for the future.




Where do participants intern?


Internships are available in a variety of sectors including business, finance, law, media, journalism, politics, hi-tech, medicine and NGOs (please see Past Intern Hosts above). All of these will be based in London and are an ideal opportunity to build your CV and create a prestigious experience to aid future job applications.




What else does the FJL London Internship offer aside from work placements?


In addition to the valuable internship placement, the programme includes a seminar series, bringing participants face-to-face with high-profile figures from the banking and finance world, politicians, policy-makers, Jewish educators and communal leaders. Furthermore, the trip is regularly able to tour the Houses of Parliament. See sample itinerary above.




What is the Jewish content of the FJL London Internship?


The Jewish educational component involves seminars, presentations and interactive group-based discussions which will address key issues associated with Jewish philosophy and topics of contemporary significance, including the interaction of Jewish ethics, public policy, business and finance. The Jewish education is led by our in-house teachers, as well as renowned Jewish educators from the London Area.




Are there expectations in terms of religious observance during FJL London Internship?


This programme is designed for all Jewish students regardless of religious beliefs or levels of observance. We will spend Shabbat together as a group which will include a Friday night service and group meals, but there are no expectations of anyone in terms of their own observance beyond that.




Is there any free time during the programme?


There will be one free weekend and Sundays are generally free. In addition, most evenings are free from 8pm.




What do participants do in the evenings?


On most days after work, there is some group activity or seminar accompanied by dinner. Thereafter, participants are free to make the most of the rest of the evening. Over the course of a week, including weekends, there are an average of 4-5 such seminars.




Where do participants stay?


Whilst in London, participants stay in Golders Green, a multicultural hub and home to a thriving Jewish community.




Is it possible to participate on the FJL London Internship if I will need to miss any part of the programme?


Unfortunately, we can only offer places on the FJL London Internship subject to full participation on both the internship itself and the accompanying evening and weekend seminar series. The internship placements are relatively short as it is and, as a result, it is simply not possible for us to secure placements in the event of someone needing to miss any part of the programme due to other commitments during the dates of the programmes.




Who is eligible for this programme?


This year, the FJL London Internship is in partnership with the JAcademy programme and is open to Jewish students from across Europe. All applications must be submitted through JAcademy as part of their year long course.




What should my CV include?


A CV should be no more than one page and include a broad overview of all educational achievements and relevant work experience to date, with a brief description of the nature of such work and the skills it developed. Please note that we will be forwarding your CV to our internship hosts, and that, by applying, you agree to your CV being shared with relevant third parties. We will not share your CV or application details with anyone not directly involved in the application process.




What is the selection process to be accepted on to the programme?


Our trips are highly oversubscribed and therefore unfortunately there will be candidates who would have been accepted, but are not purely due to lack of space. Beyond that we look to identify who will gain most from FJL programming and who will be inclined to stay involved with us in the future, as well as who identifies with what we stand for. Despite not being able to offer trips for everyone, our alumni programming, which is highly regarded, is open to all and several of our most involved alumni did not attend these internship programmes previously.





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