The FJL Story: Hotel, Private Equity, and Marketing Internships


I feel like I've learned something new every single day ~ Ethan B.

Ethan Bendahan grew up in Madrid, Spain. He is currently in the final months of the JAcademy gap-year program, primarily centered in Berlin, with a number of months spent in New York City, Jerusalem and London.


The London program, in partnership with the Forum for Jewish Leadership, combines internship experiences with sophisticated engagements of study and exposure with diplomats, educators, and business leaders.


At Intu, Ethan has partnered with company leaders in the area of customer loyalty, and has been given the responsibility and opportunity to research and present his findings at team meetings.


He attributes his experience in London to having a profound impact on feeling more, "prepared and confident to succeed in my next work experience beyond the program". Ethan has also pointed to the Jewish learning as providing a critical anchoring in both his personal and professional pursuits. "I consider my Jewish identity as my base, informing many of the decisions I make each day".