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Program Details:

4Front’s Peer Leadership Fellows is a paid internship that trains and empowers teens to be communal connectors! Fellows learn how to build relationships, engage their peers in meaningful, identity-based conversation, and connect their social networks to the vast menu of opportunities available to teens in the Baltimore Jewish community and beyond.

Throughout the year, fellows will meet monthly, beginning with an immersive leadership training experience and followed by monthly training seminars and individual check-ins. These workshops and experiences provide opportunities for real-world skill building in social network mapping, communication, community organizing, and peer-to-peer engagement following the nationally recognized Hillel campus curriculum. In addition, Fellows will receive training in teen mental health to enhance awareness and increase their ability to support their peers. Our Peer Leadership Fellows play a critical role in ensuring teens in the Baltimore feel connected to and safe in our Jewish community.

Program Stipend: Fellows receive a $250 stipend, which is an investment in their work as leaders in our community, and recognizes this effort as a job with accountability, resume prestige, training, and deliverables. Fellows devote approximately eight hours per month to the program, with the majority of that time flexible to each Fellow’s schedule.

Program Dates: September 2023-May 2024

Grades: 10th & 11th Grade

Paid Stipend: $250 for approximately 8hr/month

Applications: Applications for the 2023-2024 PLF Cohort have now closed. If you are still interested in getting involved, please contact Or Caduri at [email protected]

Program Components Include:

  • Paid Internship
  • Immersive PLF Retreat: Attend an immersive relational engagement and skill-building retreat with your peers
  • Monthly Training Seminars: Fellows receive training in relational engagement, empathetic listening, inclusion awareness and advocacy, and leadership skills development that will be applied to peer network engagement. Seminars will take place monthly on Sundays.
  • Monthly Check-ins: Throughout the year, Fellows will have monthly check ins with program staff to review progress, identify strategies for success, and discuss their Jewish journey.

Application & Selection Process: Peer Leadership Fellows is a competitive teen internship that accepts up to 20 teens from the Baltimore Jewish community. To be selected,

  • Applicants must submit their written application online by April 16
  • Applicants must complete a 30-minute in-person interview with the PLF Program Coordinator and interview committee
  • Program acceptances will be announced the first week of June 2023.

For more information, please contact: Isabel Lunken at [email protected]