Maryland Hillel seeks to engage, strengthen, and empower Jewish student leaders through a variety of year-long fellowships, committee roles for large-scale programs, and training opportunities. Students partake in ongoing leadership workshops in particular topic areas, engage their peers, and gain program-planning experience. From welcoming new students to leading our marquee programs and joining a fellowship to getting involved with a student group, there are countless leadership opportunities.

Apply now for a leadership opportunity for the 2017-18 school year. Applications for fellowships, committee chairs, and ambassador positions are due now.


  • Ambassadors create a welcoming environment and act as a liaison for current and prospective students.
  • Share your story and help strengthen the community at move-in events, during Shabbat programs, in the Rosenbloom Hillel Center, and throughout hte year.

Committee Chairs

  • Committee chairs lead a team of students for Maryland Hillel’s marquee programs—Global Justice Shabbat, Good Deeds Day, Move-In Week, SHABAM, Jewish Women’s Leadership Conference, Winter Fest, and more!
  • Working closely with a Maryland Hillel staff member, co-chairs will work on a dedicated program for 2–4 months.


  • Fellows will be expected to commit several hours a week towards their initiatives and should be prepared to see this as a part-time internship throughout the school year.
  • Maryland Hillel Fellows will meet weekly on Wednesday nights from 7:00–8:30 PM. To participate in a fellowship, you must commit to being available at this time during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.
Alternative Break Fellows

Plan, recruit for, and lead a service-learning trip during winter or spring break. Apply for this fellowship if you’re passionate about social justice and have a knack for logistics and planning itineraries. You’ll get a chance to select a group, work with non-profit partners, and facilitate meaningful discussions.

Networking & Engagement Fellows

Engage peers in Jewish life and create initiatives to reach uninvolved students. This is the fellowship for you if you enjoy talking with students and have bold, creative ideas that get other people excited. You’ll work on a team to engage a variety of campus communities and reach peers where they are.

Social Justice (Tzedek) Fellows

Create and implement year-round initiatives to improve greater College Park. Apply for this fellowship to plan ongoing social justice initiatives and do something to make the world a better place. You’ll volunteer with friends, engage others through community service, and connect with the broader community.

Hillel Greek Life Fellows

Unite Jewish students from all Greek chapters through programming and peer engagement. This is the right opportunity for you if you want to make connections between your fraternity/sorority self and Jewish journey and create new and exciting programs tailored to bringing the Jewish Greek community together.

Student Groups

Maryland Hillel has something for everyone—Israel advocates, singers, environmental activists, spiritual seekers, people interested in interfaith dialogue—you name it! We have dozens of on-campus Jewish student groups funded by Maryland Hillel and the university. Groups are run by students, for students, and with the support of our professional staff. And, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, we will help you create it!