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8487 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236 - phone 513.469.1188
- fax 513.766.3358 - -

Jewish Family Service strengthens lives by providing programs and services to help
families and individuals of all ages and lifestyles meet the challenges of life.

Since 1943 Jewish Family Service has played a vital role in serving the constantly changing
social service needs of individuals, families and their children in Greater Cincinnati.
People count on Jewish Family Service every day for support, comfort -- and hope.

Workum Summer Intern Program - 2017
Aging and Care Management Department

Jewish Family Service is proud to be affiliated with the Workum Program. Jewish Family Service had a positive experience with our intern and the program.  We know our older adult clients and staff benefited from this wonderful and unique opportunity.  We continue to realize how fortunate our interns are to work directly with Holocaust survivors as they may be the last generation to do so.


JFS would like to again apply for an intern working in our Aging and Caregiver Services Department under my and Gail Ziegler’s supervision.  As in the past the interns will work to reduce social isolation, more specifically in the area of socialization and programming directly with our Holocaust Survivors.   Research shows that social isolation has been linked to an increase risk for cardiovascular, Alzheimer’s and other diseases as well as mortality in older adults.


We also plan to have the intern work with me in our Administration area supporting our team.   This includes a project for the intern that can be completed during their time with us.  In 2017 we would like to continue to build in more opportunities to expose the intern to our new Vital Support Center and Kosher Food Panty as well as our mentoring program, Bigs and Littles, Adoption Connection and other JFS services/programs.


The intern will work in the following capacities, depending on the student’s personal and academic strengths:


  • Planning and implementing social programs of interest to older adults using a wellness model
  • Work alongside the team to complete client and financial record-keeping, statistical summaries and quarterly reports
  • Perform program evaluation activities
  • Assist in writing and distribution of monthly newsletters directed to clients
  • Attend training, care conferences and staff meetings as appropriate as well as meet with me weekly to review experiences, provide feedback and learn gerontological related information.
  • Interface with other Jewish professionals in Cincinnati who work with the elderly, including staff at the JCC, Cedar Village and Jewish Federation.

Candidates do not need to speak a language other than English; however, knowledge of Russian, Hebrew and/or Yiddish is always a plus and may provide the intern with a more in-depth experience.  The candidate must have access to transportation during their work week.


Please contact me if you have any questions. I can be reached directly at 766-3350 or by email, Thank you again for this opportunity.


Ann Sutton Burke, MPA CMC Director Aging and Caregiver Service



Updated June 2017