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Hillel at Miami University

Beerman Jewish Student Center, 11 E. Walnut Street, Oxford, OH 45056

Workum Intern Job Description – Urban Garden

Organization Description

Hillel at Miami University:

  • Seeks to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enhance the Jewish people and the world.
  • Creatively engages and empowers Jewish students through personal interactions and compelling programs.
  • Nurtures intellectual and spiritual growth in a pluralistic community.  Hillel is unique in supporting students of diverse backgrounds, political convictions and social interests.
  • Links the campus community to the larger Jewish community thereby contributing to the lives of Jewish college students, the campus, the Jewish community and the world at large.
  • Offers programs that are designed to enhance student life by strengthening Jewish identity and increasing students’ commitment to Israel.

Workum Intern Job Description
Hillel has focused on the issues of hunger and sustainability as they relate to our Jewish values of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) , Ba’al Tashchit (not destroying/wasting) and Gemilut Hasadim (acts of loving kindness). We have made and sold Challah to raise money for organizations that address hunger issues for the past five years. Hillel, with the support of the Cincinnati Jewish Federation, will expand its impact by establishing an urban garden to grow fruits and vegetables for distribution to those who are hungry.  The Urban Garden program will be an entry point for Jewish students of all backgrounds who are concerned about hunger, the environment and the world. This program is designed to engage students who are interested in developing the skills to take on leadership roles on campus and in their communities and make a difference, small or large.  A Workum Summer Intern will act as the Hillel’s point person for its newly established urban garden in collaboration with Miami University’s Institute for Food.


Intern tasks may include:

  • Planting, tending and harvesting various crops in Hillel’s Urban Garden
  • Preparing fruit/vegetables for sale and/or donation
  • Staffing sales events at various venues
  • Arranging logistics for donating fruits/vegetables
  • Securing materials and developing a resource area within the Hillel building on all things food:
    • Sustainability
    • Agri-business
    • Organic farming
    • Hunger issues
    • Recipes utilizing the  garden’s bounty
  • Marketing the Urban Garden using various social marketing platforms
  • Attending staff meetings, Workum Intern meetings and other administrative tasks as needed

The Workum Summer Intern will be supervised by Joel Miller, the Director of Development, and will be an integral part of the Hillel staff team. Joel can be reached by e-mail at and by phone at (513) 523-5190.

To learn more about Hillel at Miami University please visit our website: muhillel.




Updated January 2017