At Moriah College, our commitment to our students goes well beyond when they finish High School. Just ask the 20 Moriah alumni who were flown to New York last year to attend The Brownstone inaugural internship program.
This incredible opportunity was created when The Moriah Foundation formed a partnership with The Brownstone Experience Foundation in 2017 to provide Moriah alumni currently undertaking undergraduate and post-graduate studies in Australia with unique opportunities to gain experience in month-long internships at leading US-based entrepreneurial start-ups, media outlets, financial advisory and investment firms, and legal practices.
“It’s always been my dream to one day work in New York”
Ari Jackson (Class of 2015) is one of the highly talented and remarkable young leaders selected to participate in the inaugural Brownstone program. He graduated from Moriah and is completing a Bachelor of Commerce/Economics at UNSW. Ari said, “It’s always been my dream to one day work in New York and The Moriah Foundation’s partnership with Brownstone was a perfect avenue for me to explore this interest with an awesome network of companies.”
Ari interned in finance which he found useful for his career development. “It allowed me to understand daily tasks that I may perform when I graduate,” he said. “I was also attracted to the program by the leadership and Jewish learning opportunities, which would allow me to better serve our community here in Sydney.”
Participants gain a lot of self-development in all three main pillars of the program – career development, Jewish learning, and leadership. Located in Manhattan’s East Village, The Brownstone is a six-storey building and is home to Jewish university students and young professionals from all over the US and the diaspora. While boarding at the premises over three weeks during their Australian summer break, the Moriah alumni participated in a number of Judaism and Israel focused programs, and were matched in an internship of their choice in New York City.
Thirty more Moriah alumni are excited to attend the program in New York later this year for this incredible chance to live and work in the iconic city. For more information, check out the video below.