Student Leadership and Engagement

In February and April, prominent Jewish community leaders will speak to Texas Hillel’s student leaders during the Jewish Student Leadership Dinner Series. The dinners are a chance for our student leaders to hear personal and professional stories from the many men and women who contribute to UT’s Jewish Community and beyond. More than 100 student interns, cabinet members and other leaders attend these informative dinners.

One of our most popular programs is Hillel International’s internship program – the Campus Engagement Internship. The Campus Engagement Interns are trained to identify and build relationships with students who might not otherwise get involved in Jewish life. Interns do this by understanding students’ interests and connecting them to opportunities that they may find meaningful and engaging. This semester, freshmen students will be welcomed to the program and will continue engagement over the summer focusing on new incoming students and in the fall.

The popular Launching Longhorns continues this semester. Launching Longhorns is a year-long program that facilitates students’ professional and personal growth. During the program, students will get a mentor from the community and learn about the non-profit and business sectors in Austin. Students must apply to this program.