The Yiddish Book Center is now accepting applications for its 2012-2013 Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program offers talented young college graduates who are passionate about Yiddish language and culture the opportunity to spend a year as full-time Book Center staff. Fellows provide content for existing programs and spearhead new projects.
Fellows work in a number of areas, including:
- Books & Collections — developing, digitizing, and curating our collection of Yiddish books, audio books, and archival materials
- Education & Outreach — developing onsite and online opportunities for education in Yiddish language and culture
- Oral History — collecting, editing, and curating stories and cultural artifacts of Jewish life
Applicants should be recent college graduates with strong backgrounds in Jewish studies or related disciplines, a working knowledge of Yiddish, and demonstrated interest in Yiddish language and culture. Continuing education in Yiddish language, literature, and culture is part of the Fellowship experience.
The program runs from September 2012 through August 2013. Each Fellow receives a stipend of $28,000 plus health insurance.
All application materials must be received by January 2, 2012.