HFLS Scholarship Intern

THE ORGANIZATION: The Hebrew Free Loan Society (HFLS) fosters financial stability and opportunity among low and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing access to safe, affordable credit in the form of interest-free loans. HFLS loans make an immediate, concrete difference in the lives of our borrowers, enabling them to invest in their education, start a business, meet emergency expenses, and more.

The Hebrew Free Loan Society administers three scholarship programs for the UJA-Federation of New York. These programs provide approximately $1 million to students with financial need, primarily in the HFLS catchment area of New York City, Long Island and Westchester.

THE POSITION: The Scholarship Intern is a temporary position (May – August) that plays a crucial role in assisting to effectively administer the UJA scholarship programs.

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration (DOFA), the Scholarship Intern will be the primary liaison with both students applying for the scholarships and financial aid office inquiries. Other primary responsibilities include review and assess student applications, facilitating the printing and distribution of applications to the scholarship committee members, update student awards/denials, distribution of awards and the collection of student data to finalize annual report.


  • Schedule: Monday – Thursday 9am -5pm EST, Friday – 9am – 3pm EST.
  • Location: 675 Third Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10017 (will be hybrid but the intern may be required to be in office at least one day per week)
  • Salary: $10,000
  • Start Date: May 16th, 2022 – August 31st, 2022

THE CANDIDATE: This position is an excellent opportunity for a college student to gain valuable work experience in administration. The ideal candidate should be a 2nd or 3rd year college student preferably a business/IT major with working understanding of databases (intern will be trained on the HFLS scholarship database) and experience in excel.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Efficient and organized, responsible with attention to detail
  • Ability to learn quickly and willingness to take initiative
  • Multi-tasker and a team player
  • Ability to keep all matters confidential

TO APPLY: Email a resume and cover letter summarizing your experience and your interest in the role to jobs@hfls.org. Application period ends February 28, 2024.