I am going to try to get back to this regularly, especially in the wake of discussion of whether social entrepreneurship is possible for anyone, or only for people with pre-existing financial support.
Two of my advertisers are running programs that I think are genuinely amazing opportunities. If you're interested, please do check them out by clicking on the sidebar images at left and right. Other opportunities are listed after the jump. So scroll on...
The Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship in International Jewish Service (JDC) - DEADLINE: DECEMBER 30The Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship is awarded to one person annually and is a one-of a-kind, paid, professional development opportunity to live and work in overseas locations where JDC is active, and engage with the inner workings of the world's largest Jewish humanitarian aid organization. The Fellowship will have a transformational impact on international Jewish life and the fellow's understanding of complex global Jewish issues.
Legacy Heritage Fellowship - DEADLINE: JANUARY 4, 2010
Legacy Heritage Fellowship seeks to build a global community of outstanding leaders and influential opinion makers. It supports exceptional post graduates and outstanding college graduates in North America, Europe and Israel who have committed to a year-long fellowship in a major governmental, non-governmental, think-tank or media setting. Mentored by senior executives in their placements and informed by specially-designed conferences, Legacy Heritage Fellows with their comprehensive knowledge of historical and intellectual trends, serve as articulate spokespeople on Middle East Affairs.
Joshua Venture Fellowship - DEADLINE: JANUARY 3, 2010
In 2010, Joshua Venture Group will invest in eight leaders with unique ideas that we believe will significantly impact the Jewish world. Social entrepreneurs selected to participate in our Dual Investment Program will receive over $100,000 in funding and support – including training, exposure and access to networks in the Jewish world – which will equip them to realize their visions and transform the Jewish landscape.Bikkurim: An Incubator for New Jewish Ideas - DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2010 Bikkurim: An Incubator for New Jewish Ideas is accepting applications for 2010. Bikkurim seeks innovative, NYC-based, Jewish, non-profit projects that are in early stages of formation and organizational growth. We provide free office space, free and subsidized capacity-building consulting, small stipends, and a peer community with other Jewish start-up initiatives. Bikkurim is a joint project of the Jewish Federations of North America and the Kaminer Family. Pre-applications can be downloaded from www.bikkurim.org and are due February 1, 2010. Full applications, by invitation only, will be due April 12, 2010. Finalists will be interviewed and selected by the end of June. Residency begins in July, 2010. For more information, contact Jason Leibowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-284-6896.
New Ground Fellowship - Los Angeles and Bay Area recruitment open - DEADLINE DECEMBER 15The NewGround Fellowship Program provides Muslim and Jewish young professionals with structured dialogue, in-depth education sessions with local community leaders, expertly facilitated skills-building workshops, and collaborative civic engagement opportunities. Through this intensive process, fellows emerge with the skills and commitment to engage in authentic conversation, to build deep partnership, and to establish a new code of conduct for our two communities. As one alum says, “the NewGround Fellowship is fundamentally about exploring what it means to be Muslim and Jewish in America today. Fellows get to know one another by grappling with questions of faith, gender, diversity, and personal perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."NewGround’s model of Muslim-Jewish engagement taps into the positive potential of Muslim-Jewish relationships all around the country. Together, NewGround’s participants are creating a brighter future for all communities, for today’s movements for social change, and for the world in which we live.
Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel - DEADLINE JANUARY 20, 2010
A 5-week summer program in Israel that educates and inspires exceptional young Jews from diverse backgrounds to become active participants in Jewish culture throughout their lives, and to contribute their talents and vision to the Jewish community and to the world at large. BRONFMAN FELLOWS spend the summer before their high school senior year traveling through Israel, exploring their Jewish Identity, and engaging with thinkers, authors, artists, and educators in an all expense paid five week Israel experience.
I only have an advertising relationship with the first two fellowships, and I occasionally do freelance work for Bikkurim. The rest were opportunities that I became aware of and wanted to share. If you do apply for these, do mention you heard about them here. Thanks, and lots of luck with the applications!