The NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowship is an 10 month (September 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014 ) experience where fellows spend 32 hours per week interning in an approved, individually-selected Israeli non-governmental organization (NGO).
Fellows engage in monthly enrichment programs and periodic site visits to further develop their understanding of Israel, Israeli activism, and their role as activists both in Israel and at home. Midd alum Mori Rothman ’11 was an NIF Social Justice Fellow last year in Jerusalem.
Fellows also receive training in leadership and community development. Because Fellows intern full time in an Israeli NGO, successful applicants must have either excellent Hebrew language skills, or good Hebrew with excellent Arabic skills. Living expenses are covered by a modest stipend. The applications, including two letters of reference, are due on January 20, 2013. Applicants should be college graduates by the start of the Fellowship year. Only U.S. and Canadian residents are eligible for the SJF; Israeli permanent residents are not eligible to receive an NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowship.
The NGOs are focused on one the following areas:
- Safeguarding civil and human rights
- Pursuing environmental justice
- Promoting Jewish-Arab equality
- Advancing the status of women
- Fostering tolerance and religious pluralism
- Bridging social and economic gaps
Applications are now available for the 2013-2014 Fellowship! Click here to apply