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Collegiate Leadership Internship Program (CLIP) 

For 30+ years CLIP has matched the most qualified and talented college students to internships at a variety companies and organizations throughout the New York City Metro Area. Yours should be next.

The Collegiate Leadership Internship Program (CLIP) is a selective, paid summer internship experience in New York City.  Housed at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU, CLIP matches undergraduate students with internships at a variety of for-profit, non-profit, and Jewish communal organizations. Interns spend four days each week at their job placements and one day each week in seminars focused on Jewish identity development, leadership development, and professional development. In these seminars, interns learn tangible skills to help them succeed in the workplace and beyond.

Being housed in a university, CLIP staff is uniquely positioned to attract, identify, and match top talent to organizations across industries. CLIP is selective: CLIP has accepts 25% of applicants, with the 50 students comprising the cohort. Recruiting, screening, interviewing, and matching is our bread and butter - our expectation is for supervisors to feel as though their interns are as competent and mature as their employees and feedback confirms that's the case. Our interns are driven, talented, creative, and eager and have contributed valuable work to our partners over the years.

CLIP seeks organizations and professionals who are eager to mentor and coach summer interns. Organizations must commit to providing interns with meaningful projects that support the organization’s operations or mission. Click here to see the growing list of firms that entrust CLIP to find great emerging talent.

Application Process

  1. College students apply to the CLIP summer internship program by January 31, 2020.

  2. Organizations submit placement application to host interns by January 31, 2020.

  3. CLIP screens applications and forwards top candidates to second-round interviews with proposed placement supervisor.

  4. Placement supervisor and proposed candidate meet and mutually confirm match.

This year, we will match students to placements on a rolling basis so that both students and employers know their match earlier.

summer experience

  • Placement site agrees to provide interns with a meaningful, supportive, and challenging professional experience. The internship must include adequate supervision, substantive projects, and opportunities to connect with other organizational staff. While clerical work may be an aspect of some positions, it may not be a significant portion of the internship.

  • Supervisor agrees to attends a mandatory training before the start of the summer.

  • Halfway through the summer, interns and supervisors will be encouraged to meet with staff at the Bronfman Center to reflect on their experience and set expectation for the duration of the summer.

  • At the end of the summer, supervisors will be encouraged to submit an evaluation of their intern in order to promote professional growth for their intern and to provide critical feedback to CLIP.

Summer 2020 dates: CLIP begins on June 1 with a two-day orientation for all interns.  Internship placements begin on Wednesday, June 3 and conclude Tuesday, August 11.


Last summer, we piloted a new curriculum that uniquely blends Jewish identity development, leadership development, and professional development. The following provides some of the topics we cover in our curriculum:

  • Power, privilege, and personal identity

  • Personality and leadership in the workplace

  • Mission, vision, and values: crafting a personal narrative

  • Critical conversations

  • Design thinking and innovative problem solving

  • Leaning in and managing up

  • Building a team

  • Creating a post-college Jewish community

  • Acing the job market: how to write a resume, cover letter, and network for the job you want

  • Making your money work at work

  • CLIP Limmud, where every student is a teacher


  • Non-profits – $3,250 per intern

  • For-profits – $4,000 per intern


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