Goldman Bridge Fellow

Washington DC
LOCATION: Washington DC

The AJC Goldman Bridge Fellowship is designed to significantly enhance ACCESS’s intergroup work among an emerging leadership cohort. Fellows will be expected to:
  • Strengthen the relationship with existing religious and ethnic partners, with a special focus on younger leaders of these communities, and identify new ones
  • Consider dialogue strategies, including AJC’s community engagement model, and implement the most effective one(s) locally
  • Develop and expand advocacy opportunities with partners
  • Support ACCESS’ ongoing outreach to younger members of the diplomatic community
  • Build the base of ACCESS members who can lead and participate in intergroup outreach
  • Manage ACCESS social media accounts
  • Assist in ACCESS DC's fundraising efforts
The ideal candidate will have a passion for making a difference in our world. The candidate will be committed to working hard and have demonstrated his or her ability to take initiative and follow-through. The candidate will also be a team player. And finally, the candidate will have a strong interest in community building within the Jewish community and between Jewish and non-Jewish communities. The ideal candidate will have 1 – 3 years prior work experience.

Mentorship: Mentorship will be an important part of this fellowship. Fellows will receive meaningful mentorship from senior AJC staff in the regional office as well as national staff, including AJC experts working on intergroup and interreligious relations.

Professional Development: Fellows will engage in periodic professional development workshops via conference calls and webinars featuring national staff experts to help the fellows hone their skills. The network of AJC experts will also be available at all times to provide invaluable support to the fellows during their fellowship year. The fellows will also be in frequent contact with each other to provide support and share skills.

Location: Washington will host one fellow. Fellows do not need to currently live in Washington to apply for the fellowship.

Duration: This is a one year fellowship with the possibility of renewing for a second year. The ideal candidate will be seeking a two commitment. The fellowship will begin in June 2013 and conclude either in May 2014 or May 2015 if there is mutual agreement between the office and fellow to extend to a second year.

Fellows will receive a $40,000/year stipend.

Religious Affiliation: While it is not necessary to adhere to any specific religious practice, a strong, demonstrated interested in Judaism and the Jewish community is a requirement.

Application Schedule: Applications must be received by April 3, 2013. Applications must include all of the materials listed below. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. AJC's Goldman Bridge Fellowship is made possible by a generous grant from The Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation.