Scholarships and Incentives
Israel & Europe
Thank you for your interest in working with USY this summer. We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2016!
We are always looking for energetic, enthusiastic, and talented individuals who are committed to a Conservative Jewish lifestyle. Spending the summer on one of our trips is both a rewarding and a demanding experience. Our programs require staff that are responsible, flexible, patient, and good Jewish role models. Staff must be at least 19 years of age by June 15, 2016 and must be at least one year post high school to be considered. A criminal background check will be done for all applicants.
Most of our groups have between 40-45 high school students with 5 staff members, including a Group Leader, while a few trips are smaller with about 25 high school students and 3 staff members, including a Group Leader. There are also trips specifically for middle schoolers. The staff live and travel with the group for the entire trip. The leaders are responsible for the health, safety, and learning experiences of the group – this is a 24 hour per day job. Our staff prepare and help implement supplementary educational and Jewish experiential programming during the summer.
All staff must complete a week-long staff training, just before the trips leave. We provide a small salary to be paid upon completion of the trip, along with all tour expenses. We do not provide medical insurance, baggage or property insurance and personal expenses.
Must have valid CPR & Basic First Aid certification (valid through August 2016).
Once we have received your completed application, we may be in touch with you to schedule an interview. You can expect to hear from us by mid-March indicating the status of your application. We will send employment offers to applicants at that time. The number of staff positions we will need to fill depends on the number of total participants who register for our summer programs and the amount of returning staff we have.
We look forward to receiving your completed online application.
If you are interested in learning more about being a staff member on a USY Summer Experience please see:
- Online Application
- Job Descriptions