The Global Jewish Service Corps Fellowship

Volunteer overseas with JDC, the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian organization, in a year-long, paid fellowship.

Invest in developing Jewish and non-Jewish communities around the world and in your own leadership development – all through a Jewish lens.

The JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps Fellowship (JSC) offers young Jews the opportunity to directly engage with JDC’s global mission while actively fulfilling the value of global Jewish responsibility.

Launched in 1987, the JSC Fellowship places recent college graduates and young professionals in year-long service opportunities in global communities served by JDC. Today, the JSC Fellowship is internationally recognized for providing leadership development through global service with a Jewish values lens.


JSC Fellows are emerging and rising young leaders in thei20s and 30s who have demonstrated interest in public service or humanitarian work and global Jewish causes. Successful candidates are independent, mature, and flexible. They have a sense of adventure, balance humility with curiosity and exhibit strong interpersonal skills. They have some work experience and a college degree or equivalent. Knowledge of foreign language(s) and Jewish education is a plus, but not a requirement.

Know someone who would be a good fit for the JSC Fellowship? Nominate them HERE. 


Fellows are matched with communities seeking someone with their talents and skills. Through their field placements, Fellows contribute to community life while developing their leadership capacity and knowledge of global Jewish causes. Ongoing learning, including three leadership retreats and monthly coaching, support the fellow’s growth, developing leaders who have a global mindset and a powerful skillset.


JDC works in over 70 countries around the world. In recent years, Fellows have served in locations like Hungary, India, Israel, Poland, Rwanda, and Ukraine.

Responsibilities have included: facilitating leadership training for teens and young adults in the Former Soviet Union; working with Israel’s most vulnerable populations; running programs at the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda; developing Jewish enrichment programs for kids and families across the globe; assisting JDC offices with social media content and communications.

Of note, the safety and security of JSC Fellows is our priority. While we hope to begin placements in October 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continually reassess the travel and health situation around the world throughout the application process to determine the exact start date of the program.


The JSC selection process is a rigorous and designed to identify the top candidates. A complex matching process encompassing several interviews ensures that each placement is filled by a candidate with the necessary qualities, skills, and talent to have a successful JSC experience.


Entwine is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 JSC Fellowship until February 15.

After reviewing applications, a select number of applicants will be invited for initial online interviews in mid-March 2021. Applicants will be notified of their initial status by March 5, 2021.

Following the preliminary round of interviews, a select number of applicants will be invited to participate in online group interviews, which will occur in early April. Applicants will be notified of their status for a group interview by March 26, 2021.

The final interview stage is a matching process with potential placements in JDC global locations.

All applicants will be notified of their final status at the end of May 2021.


Applications for 2021-2022 Fellowship are currently closed.


Thank you for your interest in the Jewish Service Corps. Applications for 2021-2022 Fellowship are currently closed. We are still considering candidates from the UK. Please contact us for access to the application. Please fill out the below form for general JSC interest.  

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Pears Fellow, Agahozo Shalom Youth Village, Rwanda

Avi Mendelson

Jerusalem, Israel

Jeremy Wilson

Mumbai, India

Katya Rouzina

Roslyn Z. Wolf Fellow, Kharkov, Ukraine

Meiron Avidan


Micah Cowan

Donner Fellow, Budapest, Hungary

Miriam Lichtenberg

Jerusalem, Israel

Ryan Kaplan

Krakow, Poland

Samantha Silberberg

Jerusalem, Israel