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
  • Resume
  • Photo
  • 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

5.      Yachad will be offering a few different placement locations this year:

  • Our main office in New York City, with a focus on Community Leadership
  • Our IVDU School in Brooklyn, NY, with a focus on Education
  • DayHab in Brooklyn, NY, with a focus on Direct Care
  • New Jersey Yachad in Teaneck, NJ, with a focus on Community Leadership or Direct Care
  • New England Yachad in Brookline, MA, with a focus on Community Leadership
  • Yachad Israel in Jerusalem, with a focus on Community Leadership
  • Chicago Yachad in Skokie, IL, with a focus on Community Leadership

Supervision:

Fellows will function as a full member of Yachad’s staff. Fellows will be assigned a primary mentor—a staff member under whose tutelage and guidance they will directly carry out their diverse range of duties within the agency. Additional mentors will provide integrated training and experiential opportunities in other areas as needed. Together, the mentoring team will offer opportunities for the Fellow to acquire proficiency in disability culture and Jewish organizational leadership.  In addition, each Fellow will have a monthly meeting with Yachad’s International Director, and additional staff forums.

Applicant:

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.

The application deadline has passed. For more information, contact yachadfellow@ou.org.