Training & Employment

Training, Internship & Job Opportunities at the JCC


Special Needs Training Institute (SNiTI)

Learn to work with children who have developmental, physical or emotional disabilities.  Only 25 high school students will be selected each fall to participate in this exclusive program.


Students are required to commit 75 hours (35 hours community service, 40 hours stipend) working in various JCC special needs programs. In addition, each student will participate in five three-hour training sessions to be held on Sundays from noon-3:00 p.m. at Mercy College.


For an interview, contact ,Mindy Cohen, LMSW, Director of Special Needs Services

 This project made possible through a generous grant from the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation.


Sleepy Hollow Academy for Disability Education (SHADE)

The JCC and the Tarrytown Union Free School District have teamed up to provide a SNiTI-style experience for Tarrytown High School students right in their own school. In this unique work-study program, high school students learn skills and techniques which prepare them for working with children who have special needs. The students earn money as they engage in a supervised internship, learn about job skills, build confidence, and self-esteem. Special needs children benefit from the relationships built with their "buddies".

Interviews will be announced at Sleepy Hollow High School and will be held after school.  No appointment necessary.


Counselor-in-Training Spring Training Program (CIT)      Application    Registration Form

(14*-15 Years) *must be 14 by July 1, 2014
Participants will learn leadership skills, child development, CPR and first aid,and engage in "green" program planning. Graduates will be eligible to work as CITs in the Little and Bigger Friends Day Camps, and the JCC Country Day Camp where they will assist counselors and work together with the Nature specialist and Jewish educator to form a Green Team, promoting environmental education and sustainable practices at camp.  Graduates who chose to work in a camp not affiliated with the JCC will receive a letter of recommendation.
Leader: Melanie Friedman
Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. (varies weekly) Sessions begin in April
There is a $150 fee for the spring training program. Summer fees vary but graduates of the spring training program save up to $100. 
CITs will earn community service hours and a stipend of up to $50 at the conclusion of the summer. 


Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
The JCC provides a wide range of experiences for youth from B'nai Mitzvah and community service hours to undergraduate field placements.  Our interns and volunteers have developed their marketing skills by producing promotional videos and slide shows, working with social media and online marketing and assisting staff with print campaigns. Volunteers and interns get hands on experience in childcare, program development, group dynamics, commnity organization, and event planning.  From a few hours to a semester or year-long experience, our staff will work with you to create a placement in which you can grow personally and professionally while contributing to our community in a real and valuable way.  Interview required.  Contact us for more information.


Apply for a summer job at one of our camps!  Application
Must be 16 or older to apply for a staff position.  Under 16 and want to work at camp?  See our CIT program, above.