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Opportunities for Students at JFS

At JFS Rochester, we provide students with a range of opportunities for growth, academic development, community involvement, and more. Whether you are looking for a fulfilling and educational internship experience or support in funding your undergraduate career, the staff at Jewish Family Services can provide you with the resources you need. 


JFS Rochester hosts an annual summer internship program — The Morris and Ruth Malett Summer Internship. The paid internship will be awarded to college students whose area of academic interest is in Judaic studies, human services, or a field relevant to the work of Jewish Family Services. Graduate and undergraduate students may apply. The internship fund was established by Sheldon D. Malett and Roseann R. Kraus to honor the memory of their parents.

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Please contact Barbara Connor, Chief Administrative Officer, at (585) 506-3056 or to learn more.

College Scholarships

Undergraduate scholarship funds are available through a restricted endowment of the former Jewish Children’s Home of Rochester which designates that Jewish youth in Monroe County be helped in meeting their educational and vocational goals. Priority is given to descendants of residents of the Jewish Children’s Home and those who face financial hardships paying for college. 

Scholarship applicants must:

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Applications must be received by May 1 prior to the start of that academic year. To apply, download and complete the application form and cover sheet. Instructions for filling in the required information and on providing necessary attachments are included on the form.

Please contact Barb Connor at or Talya Brea at to learn more.

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