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2017 Interns


Jewish Federation of St. Louis has launched its fourth year of a unique summer internship program that combines meaningful employment and a community connection experience for students who either live or study in St. Louis. Ten interns have been selected for the 2017 cohort for The Internship Experience for Future Community Leaders.

Learn more about them below!

Isabelle Appleton is a rising Junior at Vasar College studying religion. Isabelle will be working at the Louis Chapter of The National Council of Jewish Women with Executive Director, Ellen Alper. The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century — championing the needs of women, children, and families — while courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as child welfare, women’s rights, and reproductive freedom.

 

Noah Bardash is a rising Senior at Washington University in St. Louis studying Systems Engineering. Noah will be working at DEMA Engineering this summer on a variety of processes and lab work. DEMA is a leading supplier of chemical dispensing systems, fluid control devices and industrial solenoid valves, strainers, pumps and injectors for virtually any industrial, institutional and professional market.

 

 

Nathaniel Bernstein is a rising Junior at Washington University in St. Louis studying Political Science. Nathaniel will be working at Missouri Jobs with Justice and will take leadership in organizing Labor in the Pulpits, a state-wide day focused on celebrating the sacredness of work and continuing the push for greater workers’ rights. Jobs with Justice is an action-oriented organization focused on fighting for economic and social justice as it relates to workers’ rights.

 

Mordechai Cohen is a rising Junior at Yeshiva University studying Accounting. Mordechai will be working at Metal Exchange Corporation on corporate financial reports, accounting projects and data validation for new software. Metal Exchange Corporation is a commodity trading and manufacturing corporation which focuses on aluminum and nonferrous metals. Headquartered in St. Louis, Metal Exchange Corporation has several manufacturing facilities in the United States and sales offices throughout the United States and in Shanghai and Zurich.

 

Joshua Felsher is a rising Junior at University of Michigan studying Economics and History. Joshua will be working at Decipher Global planning and executing a research project. Decipher is an independent corporate intelligence provider which assists firms with reducing the risk of a ‘bad’ executive level hire.

 

 

Noah Fishman is a rising Senior at Yeshiva University studying Accounting. Noah will be working at Zoltek Corporation which engages in the development, manufacture and marketing of carbon fiber for various applications.

 

 

 

Joshua Goodman is a rising Junior at University of Missouri studying Journalism. Joshua will be working for Canopy Biosciences in the area of marketing, developing design specifications, messaging, and marketing plans. Canopy Biosciences specializes in tools and services for genetic engineering, molecular biology and personalized medicine.

 

 

Jonathan Koralnik is a rising Junior at Washington University in St. Louis studying Anthropology and Leadership/Strategic Management. Jonathan will be working at Warehouse of Fixtures and will be focusing on mapping the Warehouse of Fixtures workflow, conducting consumer research on office furniture and developing marketing strategies. Warehouse of Fixtures sells new and pre-owned office furniture to both businesses and consumers.

 
 

Ryan Lutker a rising Junior at Bradley University studying Elementary Education. Ryan will be working at B’nai Amoona Congregation this summer as a senior staff member at Camp Ramot Amoona.  Ryan will be part of the camp management team.  He will supervise other staff members at the camp, help guide day-to-day operations, as well as strategize and plan future programming. Camp Ramot Amoona is open to students in Kindergarten through sixth grade.

 

Hannah Snidman is a rising Junior at Bradley University studying Psychology. Hannah will be working at the Magic House interviewing visitors for an annual survey of visitors and other projects designed to improve the visitor experience. The Magic House is a not-for-profit children’s museum that engages in hands-on learning experiences that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic.

 

 

2016 Interns


Jewish Federation of St. Louis is proud of our 2016 class of interns. These 14 interns were selected for The Internship Experience for Future Community Leaders; a nine-week paid summer opportunity that will provide employment at a local business or non-profit organization, a community mentor and opportunities for students to engage with the local Jewish community as part of a special cohort. Learn more about them below.

Heather Alton is a rising Senior at Loyola University studying Women & Gender studies. Heather will be working at the The National Council of Jewish Women – St. Louis with Executive Director, Ellen Alper. The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century — championing the needs of women, children, and families — while courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as child welfare, women’s rights, and reproductive freedom.

Eli Scher-Zagier
is a rising Junior at Washington University in St. Louis studying Economics, Political Science, and Finance. Eli will be working at Decipher Global and will be focusing on a variety of research and strategy development projects for the organization. Decipher Global is an independent corporate intelligence provider which assists firms with reducing the risk of a bad executive level hire.

Sarah Burack
is a rising Junior at Washington University in St. Louis studying Global Health and Environment. Sarah will be working at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and will be participating in a series of mini-internships as she learns about the Foundation, outreach, donor relations and community needs. The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital serves as the connection between Barnes-Jewish Hospital and their generous donors.  The Foundation raises funds to support Barnes-Jewish Hospital, its mission and its affiliates, including Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Goldfarb School of Nursing.

Ellie Pinto
is a rising Junior at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY studying Economics with minors in Anthropology and Sociology. Ellie will be working at Warehouse of Fixtures and will be focusing on reviewing consumer data to better understand what makes customers more likely to make a purchase. Warehouse of Fixtures sells new and pre-owned office furniture to both businesses and consumers.


Jessica Sikora
is a rising Senior at University of Missouri studying Communications. Jessica will be working at B’nai Amoona Congregation this summer as a senior staff member at Camp Ramot Amoona.  Jessica will be managing all of the outbound communications including the website, videos, and social media. Camp Ramot Amoona is open to students in Kindergarten through sixth  grade.


Brian Gersten
is a rising Junior at Washington University in St. Louis studying Chemical Engineering. Brian will be working at DEMA Engineering this summer on a variety of processes and lab work. DEMA is a leading supplier of chemical dispensing systems, fluid control devices and industrial solenoid valves, strainers, pumps and injectors for virtually any industrial, institutional and professional market.

Sarah Goodman
is a rising Senior at Bradley University studying Psychology and Sociology. Sarah will be working at Cooperative Home Care this summer in their human resources department.  Cooperative Home Care brings healthcare to homes focusing on skilled nursing, therapy, and in-home care.

Jamie Goodman
is a rising Junior at University of Missouri studying Broadcast Journalism. Jamie will be working at Cooperative Home Care this summer in their marketing department focusing on Social Media engagement, blog development and copy writing. Cooperative Home Care brings healthcare to homes focusing on skilled nursing, therapy, and in-home care.

Isaiah Elder
is a rising Junior at Washington University in St. Louis studying Leadership & Strategic Management and Environmental Policy. Isaiah will be working for Zoltek as a part of their finance team. Zoltek Companies, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of carbon fiber for various applications.

Jacob Honigman
is a rising Junior at Washington University in St. Louis studying History. Jacob will be working at Cultural Leadership and focusing on their 2016 Camp Cultural Leadership that introduces social justice concepts and ties them to leadership skills. Cultural Leadership exists to create a more just and equitable community by educating middle school and high school students to recognize and resolve issues of privilege and injustice through the lens of the African American and Jewish experience. Their students develop leadership skills, build relationships, facilitate dialogues and create change in their circles of influence.

Elexa Salina
is a rising Junior at Washington University in St. Louis studying Marketing and Organizational Behavior. Elexa will be working at Horizon in their Global Marketing department. Horizon is a fully integrated life science company that provides enabling products, services and research programs to clients engaged at every stage of the healthcare continuum from sequence to treatment.

Andrew Holtzman
is a rising Senior at Washington University in St. Louis studying Mathematics and Economics. Andrew will be working at TechArtista with Managing Partners & Founders Chris Holt & Eric Hamblett on a variety of projects in the finance and economics realm as they work to grow, measure and share the impact of their organization. TechArtista is collaborative co-working space for innovators, students and business professionals.