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JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps Summer Fellowship



The JDC Entwine JSC Summer Fellowship is an immersive 1-2 month overseas volunteer program for young adults looking to connect to the global Jewish world.

On behalf of JDC – the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization – JSC Summer Fellowship fellows work together in small cohorts on projects designed to meet local community needs while gaining first-hand insight on the historical, socio-economic, and political context surrounding their volunteer work. When not working, volunteers explore local sights, sounds, and flavors, and connect with fellow cohort members to discuss themes of Jewish identity and build leadership skills.

Is the JSC Summer Fellowship for you?

The JSC Summer Fellowship is designed for Jewish young adults (18+) who are:

● Curious about global Jewish communities
● Looking to make an impact while growing personally and professionally
● Excited to learn and grow together with a cohort of volunteers
● Ready to take on the adventure of living and volunteering overseas

Does this sound like you? APPLY NOW


JSC Summer Fellowship 2018 Volunteer Placements

(click on specific country to learn more)

Application Deadline:
April 30, 2018

Cost to Participate

We are excited to offer the JSC Summer Fellowship as a subsidized leadership opportunity for participants from North America. We also have subsidies available for participants from outside of North America and the UK through the Marion Lemesh Fellowship (learn more below).

Participation Fees for each session are listed per placement and vary from $500-$1000 depending on program duration. Unless otherwise noted on the individual country page, Participation Fees include housing, formal group activities, travel health and emergency evacuation insurance, some meals, and on-the-ground staff support. Participation Fees do not include international airfare, most meals, visa, local transportation, and other personal expenses.

Still have questions? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below or email jdcentwine@jdc.org

The Marion Lemesh Fellowship (for JSC Summer Fellowship applicants outside of North America & the UK)

The Marion Lemesh Fellowship is a unique, first-of-its-kind Fellowship designed to encourage and develop an interest in global affairs, local Jewish communities, and a passion for helping others. The fellowship prioritizes enhancing connections and links between Jewish communities around the world and focusing on supporting young, Jewish adults from countries outside of North America and the UK.

Candidates must:

  • Express a strong desire to help others
  • Be a dedicated member of their local Jewish community
  • Be proficient in English
  • Be an international applicant (from outside of North America and the UK)
  • Return home with the responsibility to educate their local community

This fellowship provides generous subsidies for highly qualified, passionate, motivated applicants. If you are interested in applying for the Marion Lemesh Fellowship please make sure to indicate on your JSC Summer Fellowship application.


About Marion Lemesh:

Marion Lemesh’s family has a deep connection and appreciation for JDC and its work. Marion’s father and mother, having survived the Shoah as a soldier in the Red Army and as a Partizan respectively, met in a JDC supported Displaced Person’s Camp in Austria in the aftermath of World War II. Her father had the good fortune to work for the JDC in a variety of roles including as driver and mechanic. These life-changing job opportunities helped her parents get back on their feet, and provided the necessary support to start a family. Shortly after Marion was born, the family moved to the United Kingdom to rebuild their lives.

Fiercely independent and devoted to the care of those she loved, she lived a life of the values which she most represented: a commitment to education, both religious and secular, personal responsibility and freedom, travel, and tzedakah.

The Fellowship endowed in memory of Marion Lemesh z”l is designed to strengthen links between communities around the world by providing young adults the experience to travel, learn and explore the world in an impactful and meaningful way.

Apply Now

Tell us a little about yourself! Fill out this short form to receive a link to the online application. Please note the application deadline is April 30th, 2018. Select applicants will be invited to have a Skype interview with JDC Entwine staff within two weeks of the application deadline, and all applicants will be notified of their status within 20 days of submitting their application..

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JSC Summer Fellowship - FAQ

⊕ What is the JDC Entwine Jewish Service Corps: Summer Fellowship?

The JDC Entwine Jewish Service Corps: Summer Fellowship (JSC Summer Fellowship) is an immersive 1-2 month overseas volunteer program for young adults looking to connect to the global Jewish world.

On behalf of JDC – the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization – JSC Summer Fellowship participants work together in small cohorts on projects designed to meet local community needs while gaining first-hand insight on the historical, socio-economic, and political context surrounding their volunteer work. When not working, volunteers explore local sights, sounds, and flavors, and connect with fellow cohort members to discuss themes of Jewish identity and build leadership skills.

⊕ Where do JSC Summer Fellowship Volunteers serve?

JDC works in over 70 countries around the world, and JSC Summer Fellowship placements include working in overseas Diaspora Jewish communities, countries where JDC has non-sectarian projects or in Israel.

2018 Summer opportunities include placements in Argentina, India, Israel, Ukraine, and more! Check jdc.enwtine.org/jsc-multiweek for the current list of summer opportunities.

⊕ How many volunteers are in each cohort?

Most placements are designed for cohorts of 4-8 volunteers.

⊕ How long is the JSC Summer Fellowship?

Summer 2018 placements range from about one to two months, depending on the location. Exact start and end dates can be found on our website.

⊕ I can’t join for the entire duration of the program dates. Can I still participate?

We require participants to commit to the entire length of the program.

⊕ Is it ok to apply for multiple placements?

Absolutely! You can indicate which placements you would like to be considered for on the application

⊕ What are the application requirements?

The application includes an online form with a few short answer question, resume and personal information. Please visit http://www.jdcentwine.org/jsc-multiweek to access the application.

⊕ What does the interview process entail? When do interviews take place?

Interviews are virtual and are typically 20-30 minutes. The interview is an opportunity to bring your application to life and see where you could fit into our different opportunities. Applicants will be notified of their status within 20 days of submitting their application.

⊕ Is there a cost to participate?

We are excited to offer the JSC Summer Fellowship as a subsidized leadership opportunity. There is a cost to participate and Participation Fees for each session are listed on our website. Unless otherwise noted on the individual country page, Participation Fees include housing, formal group activities, travel health and emergency evacuation insurance, some meals, and on-the-ground staff support. Participation Fees do not include international airfare, most meals, visa, local transportation, and other personal expenses. Still have concerns about cost? Email jdcentwine@jdc.org to discuss additional subsidy options.

⊕ I still have more questions. Can I speak with someone?

Of course! We would be happy to schedule time to speak with you further. Please be in touch with jdcentwine@jdc.org to coordinate.