AJC Goldman Fellowship

AJC's Goldman Fellowship Program is designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. This competitive Fellowship gives undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to work in offices domestically and throughout the world - from New York City to Melbourne, Australia.

Fellows work closely with supervisors in a mentor relationship with senior AJC personnel to learn about strategy, advocacy, and the development and implementation of programming. Fellows may also spend part of their time developing an independent project with the AJC office to which they are assigned.

Research and policy work span the range of AJC's interests - from international affairs and diplomacy to interethnic relations and non-profit management. Applicants are asked to select their preferred field(s) of interest as well as any location preferences. AJC seeks to match applicant's preferences with the agency's needs.

AJC Goldman Fellows receive a minimum stipend of $3,300 (gross) for the program plus major travel expenses.

AJC's Goldman Fellowship Program is made possible by a generous grant from The Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation.

In 2017, the Goldman Fellowship will begin with Fellows being invited to attend the AJC Global Forum, June 4-6.  Fellows' first day in the office will be Monday, June 12, unless otherwise specified, will end Friday, August 4.

APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED FOR THE 2017 FELLOWSHIP.  For questions or applications status inquiries, please contact ACCESS Assistant Director Danielle Cohen at cohend@ajc.org.

INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL PLACEMENTS: AJC Goldman Fellows are hosted by national and international AJC offices and affiliates. Over the last 5 years, Fellows worked in domestic offices including Atlanta, Boston, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington DC, and in international field offices in Berlin, Brussels, Warsaw and Melbourne. Placement is a two-way matching process in which AJC offices and affiliates apply for a Fellow, and students for a Fellowship.

In 2016, Fellows were placed in the following offices:

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (Melbourne)

Department of Regional Offices (NY)

AJC Berlin Ramer Institute (Berlin)

Forum for Dialogue Among Nations (Warsaw)

Jacob Blaustein Institute for Human Rights (NY)

Asia Pacific Institute (NY)

National and Legislative Affairs Department (DC)

New Jersey Regional Office

New York Regional Office

Office of Government and International Affairs (DC)

Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs (DC)

Philadelphia Regional Office 

Washington D.C. Regional Office 

For a list of all AJC offices, please click here.

Stipend: Fellows will receive a minimum $3,300 stipend (before withholding tax) and all major travel expenses will be covered, as will most costs associated with attending ACCESS Track and AJC Global Forum. AJC will try to help Fellows find affordable housing, but costs of living must be taken into consideration by Fellows during the selection process.

Who Should Apply? AJC's Goldman Fellowship Program is open to undergraduates in their junior or senior years, and students in graduate and professional schools. Students can come from a broad range of academic backgrounds. Important qualities we look for are an excitement to engage the world through a Jewish lens, a passion for making a difference, an interest in exploring American Jewish identity, good ideas, and willingness to work hard.

Note: Foreign applicants must already have U.S. internship/work visas to be eligible to participate in U.S. locations.

To apply for a volunteer internship with AJC outside of the Goldman Fellowship Program, please check our general internship listing.