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. Applications are now OPEN for the 2023-2024 Jewish Service Corps Fellowship.

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.

Apply by December 18, 2022

WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR THE JSC FELLOWSHIP?

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

WHAT DOES THE FELLOWSHIP INCLUDE?

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.

WHERE DO JSC FELLOWS SERVE?

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

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.

Rwanda

Immerse yourself and build real connections alongside a new community

Israel

Engage with children at JDC-supported Jewish Community Centers

UAE

Gain a new perspective while taking in the local sights

Morocco

Gain unparalleled experience through a placement that plays to your personal and professional strengths

India

Organize events around Jewish culture and holidays while learning about local traditions

Poland

Go beyond the tourist sites, travel like a local and experience the uniqueness of your location

APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS

The JSC selection process is 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.

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

Applications for the 2023-2024 Jewish Service Corps Fellowship are currently open until December 18, 2022. Please complete the below form to receive access to the application and recommendation form.  Read more about the application process in our FAQs.

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Jewish Service Corps 2023-2024 Interest Form 


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2022-23 JEWISH SERVICE CORPS FELLOWS

Ali Zak

JDC Ashalim Fellow | Jerusalem, Israel

Angela Stoddard

OLAM Fellow | London, UK

Dalia Handelman

Krakow, Poland

Dan Alpert

JCC Budapest Fellow | Budapest, Hungary

Jordana Siegel

JCC Krakow Fellow | Krakow, Poland

Lauren Lewis

Agahozo-Shalom Youth Villiage (ASYV) Fellow | Kigali, Rwanda

Maya Rosen

Helsinki, Finland

Sophia Fineberg

JDC Israel Unlimited Fellow | Jerusalem, Israel