Workum is a prestigious, innovative eight week summer experience for Cincinnati area college students that provides meaningful, career related employment through paid ($15/hr), supervised internships in Cincinnati Jewish communal agencies throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. These internship opportunities enable college students to gain experiences in a communal service atmosphere and instills community commitment, while developing future leaders. Interns will have a series of programs outside of the internship to connect them to each other and Cincinnati. 2023 marks the 106th summer of the Workum Fund. Many former interns have used the experiences gained in their Workum Internships as springboards for careers in nonprofit associations.​


Workum Frequently Asked Questions


  • Applicants must have completed at least one year at any college or university.
  • Selection based upon ability, leadership, maturity and academic qualification.
  • Internship is an eight week program.
  • Interns work thirty hours per week.
  • Interns attend weekly roundtable discussions of contemporary Jewish Issues.

2023 Workum Internship Opportunities


The Workum Fund Summer Internship Program gives college students a competitive edge by providing paid internships in local Jewish Communal Agencies throughout the Greater Cincinnati area and enables students to build skills in a variety of industries and capacities. 


Be sure to keep checking back for more agency opportunities!

Examples of Internship Industry Categories


Internships can be adapted to the particular intern's interests and skillsets. Below are also some examples of soft skills gained during this experience.

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Website Design
  • Video Creation/Editing/Storytelling
  • Social Media Engagement
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Program Evaluation
  • Community Building Strategic Planning
  • Community Outreach
  • Jewish Philanthropy
  • Event Planning and Executing
  • Accounting
  • Budgeting and Fiscal Management

Soft Skills

  • Organization
  • Time-Management
  • Communication
  • Office Culture
  • Team-Work
  • Multitasking

Examples of Past Participating Agencies:

  • Adath Israel Congregation
  • The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
  • Camp Livingston
  • Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati
  • Jewish Federation of Cincinnati: Marketing
  • Jewish Federation of Cincinnati: Planning & Allocations
  • Jewish Federation of Cincinnati: Shared Business Services Accounting and Finance
  • Jewish Federation of Cincinnati: Shared Business Services & JVS Career Services: Human Resources / Talent Management Assistant
  • Jewish Federation of Cincinnati: Young Adult Division & Planned Giving and Endowments
  • Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati
  • Mayerson JCC: Marketing
  • Northern Hills Synagogue
  • Rockdale Temple

For more information visit: Workum Fund