Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD) is seeking outstanding post-college graduates who want to learn, grow and contribute to an innovative, thriving, and dynamic human rights organization that has been on the cutting edge of disability inclusion for the last 30 years. Candidates must be thoughtful and concerned about the broader Jewish community. Applicants must be able to think flexibly and creatively and also be interested in ‘doing.’
This year-long Fellowship, in the intersection of the Jewish community and the disability inclusion movement, will support the Fellows’ development in working as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team aimed to meet the social and inclusion needs of Jewish individuals with diverse disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental challenges, deaf and hard of hearing, physical disabilities, and medical health and mental health needs.
The Joel Daner Yachad Communal Fellowship (JDYCF) aims to shape emerging leaders who plan to go into careers in social work, psychology, medicine, education, not-for-profit management, development, public relations, policy planning or organizational leadership; or those who hope to serve the broad Jewish community in a lay leadership capacity.
ABOUT JDYCF & APPLICATION PROCESS
1. Fellowship Dates: September 2017 – June 2018 (Starting and End Date Flexible)
2. Stipend: $20,000
3. Application Requirements:
• Post College
• Strong GPA (minimum: 3.2; must provide transcript or notarized letter from university confirming GPA)
• Personal statement (maximum 700 words or one page typed)
• 2 letters of recommendation
• Additional relevant information
• Personal interview (by invitation)
You can also submit supplemental application materials by mail to Yachad, 11 Broadway, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Attn.: Daner Yachad Fellowship
4. Application Deadline: March 15, 2017
The ideal applicant should have a strong interest in social services and disability advocacy. Applicants may be on any career path such as social work or may be choosing to spend a “gap year” before continuing on in a career such as medicine, law, education, or business. Candidates must also be concerned about and dedicated to the global Jewish community. We are looking for a focused and motivated individual who possesses a vision for what they want to accomplish and the drive to perform. Our goal is to provide our fellows with the opportunity and guidance to establish, develop, and implement a plan that will create a lasting impact on Yachad and the global Jewish community.
To apply go to Yachad.org/fellowship