A yearlong professional experience in Yiddish language & Jewish cultural work
September 2016 – August 2017
The Yiddish Book Center is now accepting applications for its 2016-17 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.
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 receives a stipend of $30,000 plus health insurance.
Contact Gretchen Fiordalice, administrative director of education, at email@example.com or 413-256-4900, ext. 103.
The Yiddish Book Center’s Fellowship Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.
"The fellowship was wonderful as a first full-time job; I had a lot of support and reassurance when I wasn’t sure what I was doing and a lot of room to learn.”
“I would absolutely recommend the program to people who are committed to Jewish/Yiddish culture and who want to learn what it’s like to work for a cultural organization.”
“I feel privileged to have worked with such a fiercely intelligent staff, who’ve challenged and expanded my sense of the Yiddish world and my relation to it.”
“For me, the most successful element was having an opportunity to lead projects at a 9-5 job. I worried prior to the fellowship, thinking I didn’t have the needed professional skills. Everyone I worked with was very supportive, and I value the things I learned through project management.”
“I feel very excited to continue pursuing my study of Yiddish literature/language in my graduate program. This year gave me a solid foundation in projects I wouldn’t necessarily have come across in an academic program."