This summer, The David Project has launched a brand new Liberal Arts Internship to help select student leaders create strategies to widen the Israel conversation on their campus. Liberal Arts campuses hold a unique set of challenges to overcome when forming relationships for Israel between campus organizations. We are thrilled to have Zoe, from Oberlin College, Emily, from Trinity College, and Hannah, from Clark University in our offices this summer, working hard toward goals of strengthening relationships and fostering dialogue around Israel on campus.
Zoe is a rising junior at Oberlin College. She studies philosophy and politics, and is involved in the art scene. She co-founded OSAG (Oberlin Student Art Group) and illustrates for the school’s science publication, The Synapse. She hopes to put her passion for art and Israel together to create a less hostile and more openminded discussion at Oberlin College about the middle east.
Emily Kaufman is so excited to be a summer intern for The David Project in Boston!As a rising junior and psychology major at Trinity College in Hartford, CT Emily has had the opportunity to take advantage of all that a liberal arts college has to offer by getting involved in a variety of organizations that lead her to The David Project. After going on Birthright this past winter Emily came back to campus with the desire to share her experiences and do more for her campus community, which is how she found The David Project. Emily worked as an on campus David Project intern last spring at Trinity and built relationships with student leaders in Greek life, women’s groups, and Trinity’s interfaith house. Emily is looking forward to working in a different capacity with The David Project for the summer and cannot wait to see what is to come!
Hannah Smith is a rising sophomore at Clark University studying Political Science, focusing on American Government. She is involved with her campus’ Israel advocacy club, Clarkies for Israel, as well as Hillel and College Democrats. She just returned from her Birthright trip where her love for Israel and falafel was reaffirmed and reinvigorated. Although this was her first time in Israel, she felt right at home and cannot wait to go back. She is extremely excited to be interning for the David Project this summer where she hopes to learn how to be an effective advocate and organizer. Relationship building is something Hannah has a true passion for because she knows that is the best and most impactful way to create a lasting change on college campuses in general, specifically liberal arts campuses.