Israel Religious Action Center
of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism

Religious Action Center Fellowship in Israel 2013-2014

The Israel Religious Action Center in Jerusalem, in partnership with the Religious Action Center in Washington, D.C., is looking for a talented North American recent college graduate interested in spending 10 months working for one of Israel's largest social change organizations. The RAC Fellowship in Israel provides an opportunity to work at the Israel Religious Action Center, where he/she will learn about many of the challenges facing Israel today and take an active role in IRAC’s efforts to build a more tolerant, just and pluralistic Israeli society.

The Fellow will be an integral staff person responsible for communicating IRAC’s vision and current activities to the Diaspora by producing IRAC’s newsletters and press releases, as well as managing IRAC's English website. This also includes petitions and letter writing campaigns, blogs, issue papers, and presentations of IRAC's legal and advocacy work. The Fellow ideally serves as a bridge between IRAC and the Diaspora Jewish community, sharing information from Jerusalem and providing opportunities for others to get involved.

The RAC Fellow in Israel will work in the Development and International Advocacy Department of IRAC, reporting directly the Director of Development and International Advocacy.

The Fellowship lasts for 10 months, from September through June. The Fellow will work from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., five days a week or whenever the IRAC offices are open. The Fellow will be provided with a monthly stipend of $1,000.  While housing will not be provided, we will offer guidance to living in Jerusalem. In addition, the Fellow can be matched with a Reform family in the local Jewish community where they can spend some Shabbat evenings and holidays.

The Fellow will also have the opportunity to observe IRAC’s lawyers arguing in the Supreme Court and lobbying in the Knesset, and participate in all IRAC activism opportunities.

Applications for this position will be available in February of 2013.  For more information or to read about other opportunities interning with IRAC, click here.

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