The CUNY Hillel MSW Fellowship has become a program of UJA-Federation of New York in partnership with the CUNY Hillels.

The Fellowship was begun in 2018 to serve the niche needs of Jewish students and their friends on CUNY (City University of New York) campuses, who disproportionately are affected by depression, anxiety, food insecurity, homelessness, and delayed graduation, as compared nationally. The partnership included fundraising support, staff training, MSW placement services, and resource development. MSW Interns placed at local campuses are poised to build student relationships with a unique focus on holistic student wellbeing, including


  • Food insecurity and healthy eating
  • Making a monthly/weekly budget
  • Healthy relationships, boundaries, and breakups
  • Sexual health and sexual abuse
  • Depression, anxiety, and seeking help
  • Honoring and separating from parents
  • Career Readiness