The Ronald S. Lauder Fellowship Program - World Jewish Congress

Ronald S. Lauder Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Ronald S. Lauder Fellowship Program is an international network of top Jewish student leaders seeking to represent and advocate on behalf of the global Jewish community on campus. Ronald S. Lauder Fellows are driven, with interest in the field of public diplomacy, politics, communications, and other relevant fields.

Lauder Fellows will receive leadership training, priority access to high-level speakers within WJC’s global network, access to insider events at the United Nations and other international bodies, internship opportunities, and other World Jewish Congress resources.

The Ronald S. Lauder Fellowship runs from August through June. Over the course of the Fellowship, students are brought to New York City and taken on a trip to Europe for leadership training. While on campus, Fellows create a personalized work plan, based on issues facing their campus, with the support and guidance of World Jewish Congress professionals.

Learn about Ambassador Lauder and his work here.


Meet the 2020-2021 Fellows

Gila Aberman
Levy Agaronnik
Dan Alpert
Matthew Benak
Rhiannon Chajmovicz
Elliot Cina
Elie Codron
Caterina Cognini
Alison Comite
Gila Aberman
Sruli Fruchter
Aidan Golub
Samuel Kapner
Samuel Levy
Zachary Milewicz
Tia Sacks
Liat Sadovitch Garduño
Ben Spilg
Lika Torikashvili
Elizaveta Zaidman


  • Current enrollment in an institution of higher education or member of a Jewish student union.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity
  • Two references
  • Your CV & cover letter
  • A 1-year commitment

This Fellowship is a global initiative. Students from all countries worldwide are encouraged to apply.

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