Peer Network Engagement Internship

USC Hillel is proud to introduce four enthusiastic student interns! Anna Gustafson, Bari Golin-Blaugrund, Shayna Turk and Ruth Madievsky are our new Peer-Network Engagement Interns (PNEI). They are charged with an incredibly important and challenging task: engaging uninvolved Jewish students and connecting them to Jewish life on campus in meaningful ways. The job of a Peer-Network intern is to form relationships with uninvolved Jewish students, act as a resource for these students, and connect them to opportunities for meaningful Jewish experiences.

This year, the Peer-Network interns will learn about the campus culture by engaging the students they meet and discovering their interests and attitudes related to Jewish life. The interns will then identify ways to connect the students they engage to Jewish experiences that reinforce Jewish values, and create networks and microcommunities of students with similar interests.

PNEI is also meant to be an opportunity for the interns to experience valuable personal and professional growth. The Peer-Network Engagement Internship is all about innovation, so creative energy and generating fun and meaningful Jewish experiences at USC is what we strive to do each and every day.

To apply for the Campus Entrepreneur Initiative (the extension of PNEI) for 2012-2013, please click here and contact with any questions

Bari Golin-BlaugrundBari Golin-Blaugrund
Hi my name is Bari Golin-Blaugrund and I’m so excited to be a PNEI intern here at our USC Hillel!  I’m a junior from Dallas, Texas, majoring in Political Science.  I started getting involved with Hillel after going to Israel on Birthright.  It was an amazing experience and one of the things that excites me most about this internship is having the opportunity to inspire other Jewish students to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity. I am now the President of Trojans for Israel, which allows me to share my passion for Israel with other student leaders on campus. I love meeting, connecting, and working with fellow Trojans and can’t wait to see what this new year brings! Feel free to contact me!

Ruth MadievskyRuth Madievsky
Hey I’m Ruth, and I’m a PNEI at USC. I’m a Junior, majoring in Biology and minoring in Thematic Approaches to Humanities and Society (a.k.a. Liberal Arts). I’ve been involved with Jewish life at USC since my freshman year and I love meeting new people and showing them all that USC has to offer. If you ever want to grab coffee or frozen yogurt, feel free to contact me!

Shayna TurkShayna Turk
My name is Shayna Turk and I am a PNEI at the University of Southern California. Currently I am a sophomore majoring in Psychology and minoring in Communication in the Entertainment Industry. I absolutely love USC and the immense amount of  opportunities it has been able to provide for me. I would have to say that my favorite aspect of USC would be my involvement with Hillel and Jewish life on campus. I love meeting new students and am always open to getting froyo, so if you ever want to talk, vent or just eat together, I’d love that! E-mail me anytime!

Anna GustafsonAnna Gustafson
Hi, my name is Anna Gustafson and I am PNEI at USC Hillel. I’m majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor is Digital Media Based Imaging (Fine Arts). I am currently in my junior year and after graduation I hope to have the opportunity to travel with a career in design engineering. I love playing sports, especially Lacrosse, taking photos, and exploring Los Angeles. I am enthusiastic about meeting other Jewish students on campus and encouraging them to get involved. Email me at