The CJN Foundation supports the CJN internship program, which builds future Jewish media professionals and connects them to the Jewish community.

CJN interns experience the Cleveland Jewish community and grow professionally as they learn about and practice journalism and print and electronic communications. Many return to Cleveland as adults: “I formed strong ties to the Jewish community during the years I worked as a CJN intern. This helped inspire my decision to move back to Cleveland after law school,” noted Gayle I. Horwitz of South Euclid, a CJN board officer.

In 2011, the CJN Foundation created the Violet Spevack Internship Endowment to ensure perpetual funding for an intern to work in the editorial department and cover stories of interest in the Jewish community. The endowment was created at an event celebrating the 95th birthday of Violet Spevack, who has been writing the Cavalcade column in the Cleveland Jewish News since March 5, 1965 – six months after the paper itself debuted.

Elana Fink, of Beachwood, was the first to hold the title of Violet Spevack Editorial Intern, serving at the Cleveland Jewish News in summer 2012 until returning to continue her studies at The Ohio State University.

Internship opportunities

These internships are subject to change.

Applying for internships

Applicants for editorial internships should submit a resume and three writing samples to and include “Intern” in the subject line.

Applicants for sales/advertising, events or marketing internships should submit a resume to and include "Intern" in the subject line.

Meet our interns

Madeleine Winer joined the Cleveland Jewish News as the Irving I. Stone Editorial Intern. She will work in the newsroom and contribute stories to the weekly publication and website as part of a 10-week internship.

Elana Fink, who just completed her freshman year as a journalism major at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, has been named the first Violet Spevack Editorial Intern. Fink, a Beachwood resident and graduate of Fuchs Mizrachi School in Beachwood, will work at the CJN Tuesda…

Matthew DeFaveri has been named the Nina and Norman Wain Advertising Intern at the Cleveland Jewish News for summer 2011. He will work closely with the sales and marketing and the editorial departments and will help spearhead CJN’s digital initiatives.

Rebecca Stolarsky is the CJN’s Irving I. Stone Editorial Intern. She is a sophomore at Michigan State University, where she is pursuing a degree in journalism. She is also a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.