American Jewish Committee's Goldman Summer Fellowship Program is designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. This competitive summer fellowship gives undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to work in AJC offices in the U.S. and throughout the world—from New York City to Melbourne, Australia.
Fellows work supervised closely by mentors—senior AJC personnel—to learn about strategy, advocacy, and the development and implementation of programs. Fellows may also spend part of their time on an independent project for 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 applicants' preferences with the agency's needs.
AJC Goldman Fellows receive a minimum stipend of $4,000 (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.
**PLEASE NOTE**: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants will need to be prepared for the possibility of a remote fellowship. We will plan to have in-person fellowships whenever and wherever possible, but AJC reserves the right to mandate remote fellowships for some, or all fellows.
The Summer 2022 Fellowship application is now open. Please click here to apply for the Summer 2022 Fellowship. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on January 31, 2022. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
International and Regional Placements
AJC Goldman Fellows are hosted by national and international AJC offices and affiliates. Over the last five years, fellows worked in U.S. offices including Atlanta, Boston, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., 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 apply for a fellowship.
Fellows will receive a minimum $4,000 stipend (before withholding tax) and all major travel expenses will be covered. AJC will try to help fellows find affordable housing, but costs of living should be taken into consideration by fellows during the selection process.
Who Should Apply?
AJC's Goldman Fellowship Program is open to undergraduate students currently in their freshman, sophomore, or junior years. 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. AJC does not sponsor visas or permits to work in the United States.
To apply for a volunteer internship with AJC outside of the Goldman Fellowship Program, please check our general internship listing.