Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program in USA, 2017-2018




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Deadline: January 9 2017

The Yiddish Book Center is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Fellowship Program. Yiddish Book Center fellows spend a year as full-time staff members, learning valuable professional skills and contributing to the Center’s major projects. Each fellow receives a stipend of $30,000 plus health insurance.

The fellowship offers recent college graduates with intermediate or advanced Yiddish skills the opportunity to develop valuable professional experience while working as full-time members of the Center’s staff.

The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

Course Level: It is a one-year fellowship program.

Study Subject(s): Fellows spend a year as full-time staff learning valuable professional skills and contributing to the Center’s major projects.

Scholarship Award: The Fellows receive a stipend ($30,000), group health insurance (80% paid by the employer, 20% by employee), and paid holidays, vacation, and sick days.

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility: Applicants should be recent college graduates with a strong background in Jewish studies or related disciplines, a working knowledge of Yiddish, a commitment to Yiddish language and culture, and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. The Yiddish Book Center’s Fellowship Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Nationality: Fellowship is open for both US and international candidates.

How to Apply:

  • Completed online application form
  • Resume or CV
  • Official academic transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work, sent directly by the college or university. (Note: if the university is unable to send by email, they will accept by fax or mail; attention: Fellowship Program.)
  • Three reference letters (including at least one from an academic instructor and at least one from a professional supervisor), sent directly by the recommenders. (Note: if the recommender is unable to send by email, they will accept by fax or mail; attention: Fellowship Program.)
    Resume, transcripts, and three letters of reference should be sent electronically to: Megan Kroll, education program assistant, at mkroll-at-yiddishbookcenter.org

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 9, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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