FJL Leadership Program
Open to students from around the globe
6-10 Week Programs- Summer 2021
Applications By Region
Cost is Program Specific
Through grade school I was taught Jewish values and through my experiences I learned how to lead, but it wasn’t until college and especially until FJL that I learned how to put the two together. Hearing from Jewish leaders of all industries helped me understand the real world implication of being Jewish in the workplace. It helped me understand how to best manifest my Judaism within my leadership — leading with respect, compassion, empathy, and striving for excellence.
Eitan, FJL 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
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 Intern Hosts above). Remote internships may be based in NYC, London, or Tel Aviv/Jerusalem and are an ideal opportunity to build your CV and create a prestigious experience to aid future job applications.
What kind of work does a remote internship entail?
How is the work structured during the remote internship?
In addition to the valuable internship placement, the program 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. Both before and after the internship, the group will travel around Israel making the most of all the country has to offer. See sample itinerary above.
What is the time period of the remote internship?
The remote internship begins with the opening of the FJL Leadership Program. If a participant desires to commence their remote internship before the start of the program or to extend beyond the program, this allowance will be granted at the discretion of the company, FJL, and the participant.
What else does the FJL Leadership Program offer aside from work placements?
In addition to the valuable internship placement, the program includes group sessions, bringing participants face-to-face with high-profile figures from the banking and finance world, politicians, policy-makers, Jewish educators and communal leaders. The sessions incorporate panel discussions, professional development workshops, and inspirational presentations. In addition to interacting with the guest speakers, participants will have daily and weekly check-ins with FJL mentors and educators. See sample itinerary above.
What is the Jewish content of the FJL Leadership Program?
The Jewish educational component is incorporated into the group sessions through interactive group-based discussions addressing key issues associated with Jewish thought and topics of contemporary significance, including the interaction of Jewish ethics, public policy, business and finance. Virtual tours and multimedia are utilized to bring the topics and conversations to life. The Jewish education is led by our educators.
Is it possible to participate on the FJL Leadership Program if I will need to miss any part of the program?
Is it possible to participate in The FJL Leadership Program if I will need to miss any part of the program?
Unfortunately, we can only offer places on the FJL Tel Aviv 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 program due to other commitments during the dates of the Programs.
How much does the FJL Leadership Program cost?
The FJL Program cost is specific to the program location.
Who is eligible for this program?
The FJL Leadership Program is open to students who are currently studying in universities around the world. Students must have completed at least one year of university. If you have attended an FJL program in the past, you may be eligible for this program.
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.
When can I apply?
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and may be submitted at https://forms.gle/E8aZvq3wT9oceaqE9. Please note that competition for placements is intense and places are allocated on a rolling basis as well. Therefore early applications are advised.
How does the application process work?
2. If application is accepted, FJL program interview with applicant is scheduled
3. Refundable deposit submitted while booking interview
4. If applicant is successful in the interview, acceptance notifications will be provided by FJL
5. Follow-up conversations to decide internship area
6. CV of participant is sent to company (after deposit has been made), followed by phone interview with potential internship host company