About the Fellowship
The Lauder Fellowship is an international network of top Jewish student leaders seeking to represent and advocate on behalf of the global Jewish community. Lauder Fellows typically have an interest in the subject areas of public diplomacy, politics, communications, and other relevant fields.
Throughout the Fellowship, Lauder Fellows will receive leadership training with top World Jewish Congress leaders and experts, as well as priority access to high-level speakers within WJC’s global network. Fellows will also have an opportunity to gain access to insider events at the United Nations and other international bodies, internship opportunities, and other World Jewish Congress resources.
This Fellowship caters to university students or individuals connected to Jewish Student Unions aged 18-26.
The Lauder Fellowship runs for one calendar year, beginning in August. The Fellowship kicks off with a seminar in New York where the cohort gets the chance to meet their peers, hear from top WJC experts, and plan out their personalized work plan. Over the course of the year, Fellows work on their personalized work plan, which is a project they implement to support their local community or college campus with the guidance and resources of the World Jewish Congress. At the end of the year, Fellows are taken to Europe for a high-level Diplomacy Summit to meet with various community leaders, attend diplomatic meetings, and present their work plan to their peers.
By applying to the Lauder Fellowship, an individual commits to the following:
- Attending a multi-day seminar in New York City (early-mid August)
- Completing their individualized work plan, which is built by each individual Fellow. This is not a full-time job; rather, it runs parallel with a student’s academic and extracurricular commitments.
- Attending a virtual session once every 6-8 weeks for approximately one hour.
- Attending the Diplomacy Summit in Europe at the completion of the Fellowship (late May-June)
*This Fellowship is not an internship with the World Jewish Congress and is not a paid opportunity.
Applications for our 2023-2024 Cohort are closed.