Throughout the month of July, we will be casting a spotlight on several college students who are part of the new Summer Internship through Hillel at Buffalo. In this program, students work in their internship placements throughout Buffalo during the week, and on Fridays gather with Hillel for professional development, field trips, and Jewish learning.
Today, we feature Eve Brunswick and Alex Kane. Eve is a rising Junior at UB studying Theatre with minors in Management and Education and is interning with Hillel of Buffalo. She likes to organize and find new information, and is excited to be able to work with the Hillel team. When she’s not working, Eve can also be found reading or journaling. In reflecting on her experience this summer, Eve said that she finds great comfort when she comes to the Friday cohort days, knowing that there are eight other people who have also maybe had a hard week. “I love that we can discuss the week in a safe space. I have also found the case study exercises, where one person brings their hard situation to the table to discuss, to be more insightful and valuable than I expected. Knowing that someone else is experiencing parts of what I am has been very powerful.”
A native of Buffalo, Alex Kane and will be attending the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning as a graduate student in the Masters in Urban Planning program this fall. Alex shared that her internship with the Jewish Buffalo History Center has been wonderful so far! “A lot of my internship with Dr. Kotzin has been researching and gathering information which has been really cool to get up close with documents like old Buffalo Jewish Review newspapers from the 60s. Getting to spend time with sources like that is really incredible because you get to see first-hand what life and culture was like not only for Hillel but for the Greater Buffalo population as well.”