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Campus Fellowship Program


Become a representative of JNF on your campus for the 2016 - 2017 school year!

Jewish National Fund is the single largest provider of Zionist engagement programs in the U.S. and offers myriad ways to connect young American Jews to Israel from trips to Israel to Positively Israel programs on college campuses.

The JNF Campus Fellows program creates a team of students across the country that represents JNF and its programs to the campus community. As JNF representatives, Fellows promote a positive view of Israel as a young, desert nation that is a global leader in renewable energy, agricultural innovation, and medical breakthroughs that improve quality of life all over the world and make the world a better place. Fellows help recruit for JNF college program trips such as Alternative Break, Caravan for Democracy, College Summit, and more, and hold events throughout the school year, creating a JNF presence on the campus at large.

"I hope to show my university that Israel is a wonderful country with a lot to offer the world in science, technology, and culture. The JNF Fellowship gives me the opportunity and resources to advocate on campus!" –GW fellow

Campus Fellows are selected through a competitive application and interview process. Once selected, the Campus Fellows are trained during JNF's National Conference at the beginning of the academic year to educate them about the depth and breadth of JNF's work in Israel. Their presence at the conference infuses an element of hope and youthful spirit to the convention, while training the future leaders of JNF and strengthening advocacy for Israel.

Throughout the school year, fellows plan and execute at least one Positively Israel program, one Tu BiShvat program as well as recruit a team to participate on JNF's Alternative Winter Break. They work with all JNF campus resources including alumni of Taglit-Birthright Israel: Shorashim - JNF Israel Adventure programs, Alternative Winter Break, Caravan for Democracy Mission, College Summit, and Alexander Muss High School in Israel to plan programs that promote Israel in a positive light through JNF.

Campus Fellows work closely with JNF and each other by participating in regular conference calls, webinars, and Google Hangouts. They are responsible for managing a budget, program planning documentation, completing monthly reports and regular check in with their JNF supervisor.

For a more detailed Campus Fellows job description, click here.

For examples of programming and events, click here


  • $1,000 stipend
  • Travel and MANDATORY participation in JNF’s National Conference in New York City (September 16-18, 2016) will be covered.

Application Requirements:

  • Applicants must have spent time in Israel.
  • Applicants must exhibit notable passion for Israel and leadership capacity.
  • Applicants must be registered as an undergraduate student for the full 2016-17 academic year (Fall and spring semesters or Fall, Winter and Spring quarters)
  • Priority will be given to alumni of JNF's college programming or Alexander Muss High School and Israel.
  • Applicant may not hold another internship or Fellowship (such as at Hillel or for an outside advocacy organization) on campus during the year. Leadership positions in Israel organizations will not exclude one from being considered.
  • Applicants should have a proven track record of leadership on campus.
  • Application, resume, two short essays, and one reference must be submitted at the deadline.
  • Finalists selected will be required to participate in a video call interviews.
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications are due Friday, June 10, 2016.

Are you ready to represent JNF on your college campus?


For more information please contact JNF Israel Advocacy & Education Department at 212.879.9305, ext 245 or



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