A project of the Institute for University-School Partnership and the Center for the Jewish Future at Yeshiva University


The YU School Internship is a program designed to give schools the opportunity to bring YU students onto their campuses to engage in meaningful and ongoing interaction with their students. This program also provides YU students an opportunity to gain first-hand experience working in Jewish day schools and allows them to receive support and training that will help them become successful educators.

The YU School Internship includes some standard elements while remaining flexible to meet the varying needs of different schools.

Benefits to Your School

Much like a teaching hospital that trains new doctors, schools that work with emerging educators stand to gain from that work. This program has demonstrated the following benefits to schools involved in the program:

  • Early access to emerging talent in the field
  • Increased energy and vibrancy in the school building brought by young educators
  • Strengthening of the practice of everyone in the school by opening your school to training and developing emerging educators
  • Deepening of the school’s relationship with YU and increasing our knowledge of your school to enable us to work more closely in the future and provide targeted support where you most want it

Standard (Required) Elements

  • Interns interact with students in a formal classroom setting at least once per week
  • Interns observe the class of a cooperating teacher at least once per month

Flexible (Optional) Opportunities

  • Intern leads a chabura
Intern supervises small-group learning
  • Intern leads student life programs
  • Intern arranges informal learning opportunities for students
  • Intern shadows members of the school leadership
  • Intern supports educational technology programs

Who Are the Interns?

  • Men and Women from RIETS, GPATS, Azrieli, Revel, and Wurzweiler
  • College graduates (completed Bachelor’s degree) and Undergraduates
  • Students with a preference for education 


An information session (run by YU) in early Spring and recruiting occurs in mid-to-late Spring

Support and Training Provided by YU!

  • Monthly training by cohort
  • Three to four on-site visits for observation
  • Individual consultation and coaching of interns
Summer pre-service training sessions
  • Two in-service training sessions
  • Contract drafting and human resources management
  • School-provided, in-house mentoring (optional)


  • $1,500 subsidized fee per school cohort (paid to YU)
  • Individual stipend for each intern
  • Travel stipend for interns (optional)


  For more information or to apply, contact:  Rabbi Maccabee Avishur at avishur@yu.edu .