AJWS Accepting Applications for Jewish Community Engagement Fellowship

New York, NY; March 18, 2011—American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, is accepting applications for its Presidential Fellowship. The 12-month, highly-competitive fellowship offers a recent college graduate the unique opportunity to accompany AJWS president Ruth Messinger on her professional travel, including speaking engagements in Jewish communities throughout North America (and, possibly, international travel associated with conferences, study tours or service trips).

The Presidential Fellow will work in AJWS’s Department of Education and Community Engagement to help expand and deepen AJWS’s relationships within the North American Jewish community. While traveling with Messinger, the fellow will gain an in-depth understanding of specific communities, record community requests for further programming and explore new ways to connect with constituents. The fellow will also identify new partnership opportunities to strengthen AJWS’s ability to elevate global justice as a focus of American Jewish life and identity.

“Serving as AJWS’s first Presidential Fellow has been an amazing experience that has allowed me to work closely with and gain inspiration from Ruth Messinger,” said current Presidential Fellow, Shulie Eisen. “Judaism and global human rights are deeply connected, and it has been a privilege to help AJWS mobilize the American Jewish community around this relationship.”

Applications for the Presidential Fellowship are due no later than Monday, April 4. Click here for a complete job description.

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