The JNF Campus Fellowship trains, mentors, and supports pro-Israel student leaders from across the U.S. to facilitate JNF programs in their campus communities. Fellows play a critical role in recruiting friends to participate in JNF on Campus programs such as Alternative Break, and help fundraise for Spectacular Sunday, JNF's largest fundraising event of the year, and Tu BiShvat, the new year for trees.
JNF Campus Fellows have the important role of building support for Israel in campus spaces guided by the vision of JNF - to ensure a strong, secure, and prosperous future for the land and people of Israel. Every project, initiative, and campaign they take on is integral to JNF's overall vision of building and connecting to our land.
- Fellows attend a Leadership Seminar in August where they learn crucial fundraising and recruitment skills. Prior to 2020, seminars were held in person in New York City. Dates are August 16-17, 2021.
- Fellows raise $1,150, recruit five peers and help JNF staff lead Alternative Break. Dates are December 25, 2021 – January 3, 2022.
- Fellows plan and execute Positively Israel programs on their college campus or online.
- Fellows are ambassadors for Jewish National Fund on social media, and lead our campus efforts for Tu BiShvat, Spectacular Sunday, and the International Village for Israel Education.
- Complete applications need detailed answers, a polished resume, headshot and two references.
- Fellows are selected through a competitive application and video interview process.
- The deadline to apply is June 1, 2021. Interviews will be held in June. Selections will be made by July 1, 2021.
- JNF Campus Fellows are mentored by regional Israel Advocacy & Education staff.
- Fellows participate in exclusive monthly skill workshops and leadership development seminars.
- Fellows earn a $1,000 stipend for their work. This is paid in two installments: February and June.
- Applicants need to have previously visited Israel.
- Applicants should be full-time second or third-year students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please don’t apply if you plan to graduate in December 2021 or study abroad in 2021-2022.
- Applicants are required to hold a leadership role in a Jewish or pro-Israel organization.
- Applicants may not serve as a fellow with another pro-Israel organization on campus while serving as a JNF Campus Fellow.
- Alums of Alexander Muss High School in Israel, Alternative Break, College Summit, Frontier Israel, or Roots Israel are preferred.
The deadline to apply is June 1.
For more information, please contact Nelson France, Director of National Initiatives, at 202.750.0095 x776 or [email protected].