Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship in International Jewish Service

Application year: 

Senior, Entering Graduate, Graduate

Description: 

Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship in International Jewish Service is offered by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. This prestigious Fellowship offers future leaders of the Jewish community, whether lay or professional, a significant experience in international Jewish communal service. The year of work-study is comprised of a range of unique assignments that respond to the changing needs of Jewish communities around the world. The first 2-3 months are spent in an orientation period in New York, followed by two overseas assignments lasting 4-5 months each. The Fellowship is awarded to one person annually and is a one-of a-kind, paid, professional development opportunity to live and work in overseas locations where JDC is active, and engage with the inner workings of the world's largest Jewish humanitarian aid organization. The Fellowship will have a transformational impact on international Jewish life and the fellow's understanding of complex global Jewish issues. The Fellowship is unique from year to year, as each fellow works with JDC staff to identify and design their placements. These placements are also shaped by timely and critical situations identified by JDC and in consideration of the special qualifications of the individual fellow. JDC is looking for the best young Jewish thinkers and doers -- writers, artists, policy shapers, business innovators, and community builders -- there is no single profile that fits. We are looking for leaders in their field who have the promise to influence the future of Jewish life and the world.

Signature of program: 

The Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship is typically awarded to one person annually and is a one-of a-kind, paid, professional development opportunity to live and work in overseas locations where JDC is active, and engage with the inner workings of the world's largest Jewish humanitarian aid organization. The Fellowship will have a transformational impact on international Jewish life and the fellow's understanding of complex global Jewish issues.

Requirements: 

- Master’s degree or equivalent and proven academic excellence - Professional achievement in the candidate’s chosen career - Demonstrated exceptional leadership and communication skills - Strong interest in international Jewish affairs and public service - Knowledge of foreign language(s) is a plus but not a requirement - Formal and/or informal Jewish education is a plus but not a requirement

Tags: 
Amount of award: 

JDC covers international travel expenses and provides a generous fellowship stipend and health insurance package.

Scope: 

International

GPA: 

3.0

Endorsement Required: 

Yes

Contact: 

Career Center

Career Center

Mid January

Area(s) of interest: 

Government, Law, and Policy, Leadership and Business, Social Justice and Responsibility