Student Employment

The Yiddish Book Center in South Amherst has several Summer 2015 positions:

The Yiddish Book Center is a non-profit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.



Position title: YIDDISH-LANGUAGEINTERNSHIP IN JEWISH ORAL HISTORY, Reporting to Wexler Oral History Project Director Christa Whitney (1 full time POSITION)

Location: Yiddish Book Center on Hampshire College campus/PVTA bus route

1021 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002  



▪ Create interview logs for oral history interviews conducted in Yiddish or a combination of Yiddish and English.

▪ Identify great stories and excerpts from Yiddish-language interviews for use in web, print, and other outlets using Final Cut Pro (professional video editing program)

▪ Translate into English and subtitle excerpts for online publication

▪ Contribute translations and subtitles to short films

▪ Track interviews and post-interview processing in the project’s customized FileMaker Pro database

Watch excerpts and learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project at  For more information, contact


▪ Advanced Yiddish

▪ Jewish studies background (or familiarity with modern American and Eastern European Jewish and Yiddish culture and history)

▪ Interest in oral history/ ethnography

▪ Comfort with technology – interest in learning new software/ applications

▪ Attention to detail

▪ Excellent listening skills

▪ Ability to update and maintain integrated tracking system for a complex workflow and expansive project

▪ Ability to work independently, with low-level supervision

▪ NOTE: basic training in Final Cut Pro video editing software provided.

▪ This is a full time, day shift position with 35-40 hours per week.

Pay rate: $10.00/hour

How to apply (application materials and submission procedures):

Send cover letter and resume by email to Wexler Oral History Project Director Christa Whitney at

Deadline: Accepting applications until position is filled.



Cutchins Programs for Children & Families in Northampton

Summer Position

Looking for enthusiastic individual to run a small snack bar with 2-3 emotionally challenged students. Teach students about running a small business while incorporating fresh veggies from our small horticulture program and local CSAs.

Help direct the future of students with disabilities.  Teach them to run a business and cook healthy options for their peers and staff.  Students will learn to be part of a team and cook, handle money and run a register.  The position starts June 15th and runs to August 21st.  Hours are from 8am-noon, Monday - Friday.

Intern should be over 21 years old to comply with our hiring requirements; a waiver could be obtained by an applicant with sufficient experience with at risk youth, culinary and business.  Interested?  Contact Cathy Twiss at  

Cutchins Programs for Children & Families, 78 Pomeroy Terrace, Northampton, MA  01060,

The Jones Library, Inc. - Amherst

Agency Name:  The Jones Library, Inc.  

Job Title: Technical Services Student Assistant  

Term/Start Date: Academic year

Job Description: Typing; covering and mending books – full training provided

Approximate Number of Hours: 8-10 per week

Requirements: Accurate typing, attention to detail, working with hands

Hourly Wage: 9.00 to start

How to Apply: send email, attach resume if available

Contact Name: Carolyn Platt


Application Deadline: open until filled


Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)

Department Name: Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA).  CISA, a non-profit group, is one of the leading “buy local” organizations in the nation and strengthens farms and engages the community to build the local food economy.

At CISA we take a grounded visionary approach to all of our work by solving today’s problems while looking towards future challenges. It is a world where more food and farm products are locally produced, farmers have the skills and resources to sustain their businesses and the land and all community residents have access to locally grown farm products.  Learn more at:

Job Title:  Various (see below)

Term/Start Date: Fall Semester 2014 – We are looking for people available for 10 weeks.

Job Description: Program Positions

Qualifications: Skilled in conducting research, interest in local agriculture and food, comfortable talking on telephone, well-organized, ability to present data clearly, experience with Excel, and access to own transportation required (sometimes a bus schedule can work, but often the buses do not work within class schedules).

A. Local Hero: 

CISA works with over 200 farmers and an additional 100 plus businesses who participate in our Local Hero program.  This spring we will launch our annual membership drive and provide technical assistance workshops, resources and one-on-one support to these farms and businesses, and analyze annual evaluation with current members.  We are looking for someone who is organized and interested in these topics to:

1) Collect data about winter CSAs and winter marketing;
2) Assist in developing evaluation tools and surveying farmers;
3) Research for specific topics of technical assistance needs;
4) Logistics support for workshops and one-on-one meetings.

B. Outreach/Communications

CISA maintains a Facebook page, has a website and publishes two monthly email newsletters – one for community members and one for Local Hero farm and business members.  We are looking for someone who is a thorough researcher, good writer, and (ideally) has some experience with photo manipulation (Adobe Photoshop etc.) to:

1)    Assist in maintaining CISA’s website;

2)    Maintain CISA’s media tracking system;

3)    Research and write articles for enews and website, including profiles of Local Hero members;

4)    Review and make recommendations on CISA’s social and online media outreach.

C. Food System: CISA is providing research and analysis on local food systems and coordinating an effort to understand what it takes to build the local food system.  In the fall of 2014, our focus is on sales from local growers to larger buyers, such as supermarkets and institutions. In addition, we are planning for CISA programming related to climate change, and supporting Pioneer Valley Grows, a network of food system professionals. We are looking for an organized and outgoing intern to:

1)    Research existing efforts to help farmers increase resiliency and mitigate climate impacts, and to communicate to the general public about local agriculture and climate change;

2)    Support research on wholesale products, sales, and distribution;

3)    Provide assistance to the Pioneer Valley Grows coordinator as needed.

Membership and Development

Qualifications: Good customer service skills, interest in CISA and local agriculture and food, comfortable talking on telephone and in person to CISA supporters, and access to own transportation required.

1) Provide administrative and development assistance to CISA fundraising house parties;

2) Assist development staff with data base and general office support;

3) Provide administrative support for On the Table, CISA’s Fall fundraising event;

4) Prepare and distribute membership materials at community events, farmers’ markets, market co-ops and retail locations; and,

5) Research and help implement on-line membership appeals and web-link promotion opportunities.

Approximate Number of Hours: 5- 10 hours a week for 10 weeks.

Requirements: Work is in South Deerfield, MA.  In addition to the above requirements, you must have transportation to and from the office at One Sugarloaf Street South Deerfield.  Buses may work: to South Deerfield or to Sunderland - which is 1.8 miles from the office.

Hourly Wage: $9.25

How to Apply: Send your resume and a cover letter to: Jennifer Williams, Office Manager or by e-mail at:

Contact Name: Jennifer Williams

Address: 1 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373


CONNECTIONS After School Program

CONNECTIONS is the After School Program at Holyoke Public Schools. Tutors provide individual support to students during homework time and assist with enrichment club activities. The program runs from 2:52PM-5:50 PM, Mondays through Thursdays during the school year.

Girls, Inc. of Holyoke

Girls Incorporatedis a national nonprofit, all-girls youth organization dedicated to "inspiring all girls to be STRONG, SMART, and BOLD."  Girls Inc. of Holyoke centers provide after-school programs and educational opportunities for the girls and young women of Holyoke, MA. Currently, most of the girls in the program are from low-income families, often with limited opportunities.

Girls, Inc. of Holyoke

52 Nick Cosmos Way

Holyoke, MA 01041

(413) 532-6247image(413) 532-6247


The Jones Library, Inc.-ESL Center

The Jones Library, Inc.-ESL Center

43 Amity Street

Amherst, MA 01002

Lynne Weintraub, Coordinator

Tutors work one-to-one with adult immigrants in English conversation literacy, citizenship, and cultural orientation. Tutoring can be at the Jones Library (downtown Amherst) or at Amherst College, at whatever time is convenient for you and your student. We ask for two sessions a week (approx. 1 hr. each plus time preparing lessons) and a two-semester commitment. A 4-session training is required.  Contact esl [at] joneslibrary [dot] org, or call Lynne Weintraub at 413.259.3090 for more information.

Amherst Leisure Services

Amherst Leisure Services

70 Boltwood Walk

Amherst, MA 01002


Literacy Project

Literacy Project

401 Main Street

Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 259-1663

Amherst Family Center

Amherst Family Center

121 N.Pleasant St.

Amherst, MA 01002

Located in the rear of the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse. The Meetinghouse is located between Bart's and the Amherst Post Office, and is across from Rao's Coffee.

Nancy deProsse, Coordinator




Nancy A. Robinson
Student Employment Coordinator
Office of Financial Aid
B-5 Converse Hall
(413) 542-8228