The American Jewish Committe (AJC) Goldman Fellowship Program aims to develop future leaders in international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. The fellowship gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work in AJC offices in the U.S. and around the world.
Fellows work closely with senior AJC personnel in mentoring relationships to learn about strategy, advocacy, and the development and implementation of programming. Fellows may also spend part of their time developing an independent project with the AJC office to which they are assigned. Research and policy work span the range of AJC’s interests, from international affairs and diplomacy to interethnic relations and nonprofit management. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred field(s) of interest as well as any location preferences. AJC seeks to match applicant’s preferences with the agency’s needs.
AJC Goldman Fellows receive $3,000 for the 9-week program plus major travel expenses. The last two years’ mandatory debriefing session, immediately following the Fellowship, was held during a week-long trip to Germany.
Fellowships are open to undergraduates in their junior or senior years at the time of application, and students in graduate and professional schools. Students can come from a broad range of academic backgrounds. Important selection criteria include excitement to engage the world through a Jewish lens, passion for making a difference, an interest in exploring American Jewish identity, good ideas, and willingness to work hard. Foreign applicants must have U.S. internship/work visas to be eligible to participate.