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StandWithUs High School Internship

Started in 2012, the StandWithUs High School Internship Program is a high school leadership program that prepares students for the challenges they may face regarding Israel in college and in their communities. Students participate in a year long program that includes two national conferences, ongoing educational online workshops, and they receive guidance and funding to run programming in their high schools and youth groups. Students are encouraged to participate in positive campaigns that inspire their peers and educate people about Israel.

Upon completion of the program, participants will be prepared to comfortably take the reins of leadership the moment they start college and they will be automatically part of the StandWithUs alumni network. The alumni network will keep the students on track to continue their Israel advocacy efforts, provide them with new and exciting opportunities for advanced Israel advocacy, and funnel them into our college-level Israel advocacy program upon their entrance into college. Students will continue to receive support from StandWithUs throughout their college career and beyond. For more information, please e mail [email protected]

If you would like to find out when to apply for the High School Internship, please e mail [email protected]

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If you would like to be a partner in growing our numbers of High School Interns, we have naming opportunities available. Please contact Gary Ratner at; [email protected], or call us at 310-836-6140 ext 101.

The application period for the 2018-2019 StandWithUs High School Internship program is now closed.

For more information about how to get involved or the internship program, please email [email protected] Please include the following in your email:

  1. Your name
  2. Your age
  3. Your grade
  4. Where you go to school
  5. What city you live in
We'll then be able to connect you with the StandWithUs High School staff in your region.

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Here's our latest video about the StandWithUs High School Internship program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Wa4Kj4VyA

Eligibility to Apply for the StandWithUs High School Internship:

  • Must be a rising junior or senior in high school
  • Highly recommended that you have been to Israel before
  • Must have already demonstrated your passion and leadership for Israel
  • Must be articulate and respected by your peers
  • Must be recommended by a teacher, mentor, community leader...etc.

StandWithUs High School Internship Requirements:

  • Coordinating at least 4 Israel programs throughout the year.
  • Attending monthly online educational sessions with your fellow-interns
  • Attending two mandatory conferences in Los Angeles (all expenses paid) - one before school starts and one during 2nd semester.
  • Starting a pro-Israel club at your school if none exist, or be active in and reinvigorate an already existing pro-Israel club.
  • Recruiting StandWithUs High School Interns for the next year's internship.

Current interns:

On this page, you will find all the information you need to plan, implement, and report about your events.

Before Your Event Begins

Please contact your high school program coordinator to discuss the content of the program.

CONTENT: Does your high school program coordinator need to book a flight to come and make a presentation? Are you making the presentation? What will the program look like? What is your timeline to prepare for the event? These are all questions you should discuss with you high school program coordinator before the program date.

MONEY: If you need funding for your program, please speak with your high school program coordinator about submitting a grant request. We cannot retroactively approve grant requests, so make sure you have approval before you buy materials. Please also look into finding outside sources of funding (such as your synagogue, local federation, or JCC). Your high school program coordinator can help you explore this possibility.

MATERIALS: If you need StandWithUs booklets or swag for your program, please give us AT LEAST two weeks’ notice so that we can ship you materials without having to rush the order. Any shipments with less than two weeks’ notice may result in our charging the institution hosting the program for expedited shipping.

MARKETING: Create a flyer or a Facebook event. Get the word out there. Always send your high school program coordinator the link to your Facebook event or the flyer.

During Your Program

INTRODUCE YOURSELF: Always introduce yourself at the beginning of any event you plan as a StandWithUs High School Intern. Remember: you are a StandWithUs representative in your community!

PHOTOS: Please take AT LEAST four good pictures of the program. Action shots are great. Tell the story of what is happening at the event. We do not need photos of StandWithUs materials on tables. Don't be afraid to stage a photo if necessary. If your event is during Shabbat and you cannot take pictures, please let your high school program coordinator know in advance so that we know not to expect photos from you.

SIGN-IN SHEETS: It is useful to have sign-in sheets to keep track of who attended your event so that you can report about numbers and can invite past attendees to future events.

After Your Program

REPORTING: You have one week to fill out a program report to evaluate your program. Please note, if we do not receive a program report from you, we cannot reimburse you for any funding for the program.

PICTURES: Please send at least four GOOD photos to your high school program coordinator. Please note, if we do not receive photos from you, we cannot reimburse you for any program funding.

INVOICES: If you need money for the program, you must find an outside organization to front the money, and StandWithUs will reimburse it pending receipt of your photos, pictures, and flyer from the event. We will need an invoice from the organization that fronted the money. Please note, we cannot reimburse individuals.

If you have any questions, contact your high school program coordinators. They would love to help you!

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