The Yiddish Book Center offers fellowship program for US and international students. Applicants should be recent college graduates with strong backgrounds 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. Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $28,000 plus health insurance.
Level: It is a one year fellowship program
Field(s): Fellows spend a year as full-time staff learning valuable professional skills and contributing to the Center’s major projects
Deadline: January 9, 2017
Funded By: Yiddish Book Center
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Yiddish Book Center Fellowship is targeted for both US and international candidates.
‣ Award No: Generally three to five fellowship positions are available each year. The number of applications we receive each year is increasingly competitive.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Fellowship is awarded for one academic year, i.e, 2015-2016.
‣ Scholarship covers:The Fellows receive a stipend ($28,000), group health insurance (80% paid by the employer, 20% by employee), and paid holidays, vacation, and sick days.
‣ The Yiddish Book Center, in Amherst, Massachusetts, is accepting applicants for the 2015-16 Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program.
‣ The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship offers recent college graduates with intermediate or advanced Yiddish skills an opportunity to develop valuable professional experience while working as full-time members of the Center’s staff.
‣ Fellows serve as teaching assistants for college-level Yiddish classes, conduct interviews for the Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, develop educational and exhibit materials, assist with translation or online accessibility initiatives, or do bibliographic work with the Center’s ever-growing collection of rescued and donated books.
‣ With the support of mentors, Fellows also apply their ingenuity and personal expertise to the creation of new projects.
‣ Applicants should be recent college graduates with strong backgrounds 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 Fellowship Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.
‣ Telephone interviews with finalists will be conducted in January and February, and applicants will be notified of decisions by early March.
To apply, please submit:
Transcripts and three letters of reference should be sent electronically to: Megan Kroll, education program assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone interviews with finalists will be conducted in January and February, and applicants will be notified of our decisions by early March.
QUESTIONS? Contact Gretchen Fiordalice, director of education administration, at email@example.com or 413-256-4900, ext. 103.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on January 9, 2017
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.