Deborah Spencer

Deborah Spencer

Inside Leadership
URJ summer interns with Rabbi Rick Jacobs

Walk into the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) on a hot summer day, and you’ll see professionals writing content for the website, planning mailings, and tackling other tasks to invigorate the Reform Movement. Several of these professionals, myself included, are college interns, navigating toward a bright future even as we navigate a page in our browsers. Like many college students, we’ve taken a summer internship – whether to boost our experience or get nagging parents off our backs about being productive.

The best internships teach lessons applicable to our chosen field – sometimes...

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