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Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program in USA, 2019-2020

The Yiddish Book Center is now accepting applications for its 2019-2020 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.

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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.

Description:

  • Application Deadline:  January 7, 2019
  • Course Level: It is a one-year fellowship program.
  • Study Subject: Fellows spend a year as full-time staff learning valuable professional skills and contributing to the Center’s major projects.
  • 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.
  • Number of Awards: Three to five fellows each year.
  • Nationality: US and international
  • The award can be taken in the USA

Eligibility::

  • Eligible Countries: Fellowship is open for both US and international candidates.
  • Entrance Requirements: 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.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Application Procedure:

Transcripts and three letters of reference should be sent electronically to: Phoenix Wyatt, education program assistant, at pwyatt-at-yiddishbookcenter.org. Telephone interviews with finalists will be conducted in January and February, and applicants will be notified of our decisions by early March.

 

 

How to Apply:

The deadline for the 2019-20 Fellowship Program is January 7, 2019, at 9 a.m. To apply, please submit:

  • Completed application form, including your CV/Resume (below)
  • 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, we will accept by fax to 413-256-4700, or mail to Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst, MA 01002, USA, 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, we will accept by fax to 413-256-4700, or mail to Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst, MA 01002, USA, attention: Fellowship Program.)

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