Fellowships

The Leibel Fein and Nomi Fein, Rabbi Richard J. Israel, and Jay E. Orlin Social Justice Fellowships

The application process for the 2021-2022 fellowships is now closed. Please check back in Fall 2021 for the 2022-2023 fellowship application.

The NIF/Shatil Social Justice Fellowship is a 10 month immersive experience in Israel, where fellows work on cutting-edge social justice issues alongside veteran activists. Fellows spend four days per week working on the front lines of social change in Israel at a premiere Israeli social change organization. In addition to monthly seminars, fellows will learn about coalition and movement building from experts from Shatil, NIF’s capacity building center and action arm in Israel. The program includes periodic site visits designed to develop fellows’ understanding of a diverse set of issues at the center of Israeli social justice activism and of fellows’ own role as activists and allies both in Israel and at home.

Upon acceptance to the program, fellows will identify the issue they would like to spend the year working on. The fellowship program coordinator in Israel will work with each fellow to find an appropriate placement.

Living expenses are covered by a modest stipend.

About the Social Justice Fellowships

Fellowship Goals and Expectations

The 2022-2023 Fellowship year runs from September 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

Application timeline: NIF will contact qualified applicants with offers for interviews and will notify applicants of final decisions regarding the fellowships by mid-April 2022.

Application Requirements and Eligibility

The application process for the 2021-2022 fellowships is now closed. Please check back in Fall 2021 for the 2022-2023 fellowship application.

A completed online application must include:

  • Resume
  • Two Essays
  • A letter of recommendation (academic or professional)

The fellowship application requires a resume and a written letter of recommendation, submitted via the online application.

Completed applications, including a resume and a written letter of reference, must be received by [exact date TBD – February / March 2022]

The application process for the 2021-2022 fellowships is now closed. Please check back in Fall 2021 for the 2022-2023 fellowship application.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Fellows on the NIF/Shatil Social Justice Fellowship will be fully integrated in Israeli NGOs so successful applicants should have strong Hebrew language skills or proficiency in Arabic. If you are unsure if your language skills are adequate, please contact [email protected].

Applicants should be college graduates by the start of the fellowship year.

NIF strongly encourages individuals from all backgrounds, including LGBTQ people, Jews of color and women applicants to apply.

Read more about the most recent cohorts of NIF / Shatil Social Justice Fellows