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JDC Entwine Multi-Week Global Jewish Service Corps: SUMMER EXPERIENCE



The JDC Entwine Multi-Week Jewish Service Corps: Summer Experience (JSC Summer Experience) 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 Experience 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 Experience for you?

The JSC Summer Experience 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 Experience 2017 Volunteer Placements

(click on specific country to learn more)

Early Summer Session (one month program starting late May/early June):
Late Summer Session (one month program starting mid-July):
Full Summer Session (two month program starting late May/early June):

Application Deadline:
April 16, 2017

Cost to Participate

We are excited to offer the JSC Summer Experience as a subsidized leadership opportunity. Participation Fees for each session are listed below. 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.

Participation Fees range from $500-$1,350. Please see individual country pages for specific costs.

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

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Tell us a little about yourself! Fill out this short form to receive a link to the online application. Select applicants will be invited to have a Skype interview with JDC Entwine staff within two weeks of the application deadline.

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JDC Entwine Multi-Week Jewish Service Corps: Summer Experience FAQ

⊕ What is the JDC Entwine Multi-Week Jewish Service Corps: Summer Experience?

The JDC Entwine Multi-Week Jewish Service Corps: Summer Experience (JSC Summer Experience) 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 Experience 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 Experience Volunteers serve?

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

2017 Summer opportunities include placements in Argentina, India, Rwanda, Israel, Russia, Bulgaria, 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 Experience?

Summer 2017 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 by April 10, 2017.

⊕ Is there a cost to participate?

We are excited to offer the JSC Summer Experience 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.