Kohn Summer Intern Program Application
Kohn Summer Letter of Recommendation

Thank you for applying to the Kohn Summer Intern Program. To learn more about the program, visit www.jvs.org/kohn.

Priority Deadline: Monday, March 30

If you apply before this deadline, your application will be given the highest consideration in securing a placement at your preferred internship.

Final Deadline: Thursday, April 30

You may submit your application up until our final deadline, but please note there may be limited internships available after reviewing priority deadline applications.

  1. Your college, major, grade point average
  2. Employment history
  3. Volunteer experience
  4. Leadership experience
  5. Professional skills
  6. One essay question (see below)
  7. Resume
  8. Two letters of recommendation. Once you submit your application, a letter of recommendation request will be automatically sent to your recommenders. At least one recommendation should be from a current or former supervisor, if possible. The other recommendation can be from an academic reference, an extra-curricular reference, or any other reference that can comment on your potential to succeed in a professional environment. We suggest you notify your recommenders before submitting this application.


Once your application has been submitted, select candidates will proceed with an interview in person (preferred) or via Zoom. 

Please consider:

If you will be in the Bay Area in the winter or spring months, submit your application at least one week before your visit. This will provide the opportunity for an in-person interview, if selected.

*Essay question:

Explain how your personal experiences and values have shaped your interest in participating in the Kohn Summer Intern Program. Please be specific.  Please also explain what you hope to gain from participating in the program?

Questions? Please contact kohn@jvs.org.

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The Kohn Summer Intern Program is a unique 8-week program that provides Jewish college undergraduates the opportunity to:

  • Work for a Jewish non-profit organization
  • Build job search skills through JVS workshops
  • Be mentored by Jewish community leaders
  • Make life-long friendships with other interns
  • Examine issues facing the Jewish community

The Kohn program, sponsored by Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), is for students whose primary residence is the Bay Area (even if they attend school elsewhere). Interns are placed in professional positions at leading Bay Area Jewish organizations.

If you have any questions about this form or the Kohn Summer Intern Program, please contact kohn@jvs.org.

The Kohn Program accepts students on a rolling basis. Once a student has their application and letters of reference submitted, they will participate in an interview. Decisions will be made once the student has a completed application.

Please email druggles@jvs.org if you experience any problems with this form.