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NIF Fellowship

 

The New Israel Fund Fellowship is a year-long programme for our supporters in their 20s and 30s offering a unique immersion into current issues in Israeli society, opportunities to build connections with Israeli activists leading positive change, and the skills and platforms to advance our work in the UK.

Join NIF Fellows from around the world this July on an immersive eight day trip to Israel and the West Bank, meeting leaders and activists to learn about the challenges facing Israel, and how civil society is mobilising to meet them. On returning to the UK, you will receive bespoke training and support as you amplify our message in the British Jewish community.

Through the Fellowship we develop a new generation of leaders to engage the British Jewish community with our work to advance social justice, human rights, religious freedom and a shared and tolerant society in Israel. The Fellowship receives generous support from the Fisch Family Trust in Memory of Regina and Robert Lewin.

Full details about the Fellowship program are set out in our brochure. You can meet our current fellows here, and read Fellowship Coordinator Anna Roiser’s reflections on the 2018 Fellowship study tour here.

Applications for the 2019/2020 Fellowship are now open! Apply online before midnight on Sunday 31 March using our online application form

Please contact our Fellowship Coordinator, Anna Roiser, with any queries on 020 7724 2266 or anna@uknif.org.

The Fellowship is open to anyone in their 20s and 30s identifying as part of the British Jewish community. We are committed to social inclusion and diversity. No previous engagement with the New Israel Fund is necessary. You should, of course, be committed to our values and interested in our work.

Applications need to be submitted through our online application form by midnight on Sunday 31 March. We will then interview potential candidates in the following weeks, and make offers as soon as possible after interview.

You need to be available to attend the Israel study tour from Sunday 14 July 2019 to Sunday 21 July 2019. You also need to be available to attend seminars in London on the following Sundays during the year: 30 June 2019, 22 September 2019, 8 December 2019, 9 February 2020, 15 March 2020 and 14 June 2020.

Our itinerary will be finalised a few weeks before the trip. You can view the itinerary for our 2018 study tour here.

We ask Fellows to make a contribution of £500, which can be paid in monthly instalments for up to 24 months (£20.80 per month over 24 months). The cost includes the study-tour in Israel, but not flights or travel insurance. We do not want cost to be a barrier to participation, so please let us know if you would need an additional bursary to participate.

Fellows act as ambassadors for NIF throughout the Fellowship year. This includes a commitment to producing four projects, working on a culminating project with the other Fellows, volunteering around and hosting a table at our Human Rights Awards Dinner, and being an active member of the NIF community. Full details are set out in the Fellowship brochure.