Fellowship Application

Applications are now open!

Application Process

The written application allows us to start getting to know you. You will complete short questionnaire share your resume and references.

Select applicants will be asked to participate in a 30-minute first round screening interview.

Selected applicants will be selected to participate in a one-hour second round interview with Repair the World immersive service staff.

A smaller pool of applicants will be selected to participate in a one hour third round interview with Repair the World staff from possible placement communities.

Applicants will be notified of their status via email on a rolling basis.

Who We're Looking For

Repair the World fellows are young adults aged 21-26 who want to take action to pursue a just world, embodying the Jewish value of justice, tzedek. Fellows learn and take action, na’aseh v’nishma, by mobilizing their communities to serve, building relationships across lines of difference, and engaging in and facilitating learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

As community needs expand and young adults continue to seek ways to meaningfully serve their communities while simultaneously growing their skill sets, the fellowship has adapted into a professional role which will continue to include hands-on service, Jewish learning, peer-to-peer recruitment, and professional development. Beginning August 1, 2023, fellows’ legal employment status will be changing from stipended volunteers to salaried employees at Repair.

The Repair the World Fellowship is a paid two-year, full time professional  opportunity for young adults ages 21-26 who are passionate about mobilizing Jews and their communities to serve. Based in one of eight communities throughout the United States, fellows spend two years as salaried staff at Repair while serving with local partner organizations, learning the ins and outs of working at a non-profit, developing their outreach and event planning skills, facilitating learning, and  building bridges across lines of difference. Fellows will also engage in and facilitate meaningful service learning rooted in Jewish values and text and community outreach programming.

The two year fellowship experience begins August 1, 2023 and concludes July 31, 2025.

The two-year Repair the World Fellowship is uniquely positioned to support professional growth and deep issue-area and Jewish learning while being a salaried Repair the World staff member.

No one day in the fellowship is the same! As a fellow, you will: 

  • Mobilize volunteers and build community
  • Tackle pressing community needs
  • Deepen your Jewish identity
  • Engage in professional development and learning
Through all of this, you will have the support of colleagues and peers in your cohort.

The fellowship is a broad experience where you’ll wear many different hats.. Some of the skills and concepts you’ll gain:

  • Volunteer recruitment and organizing 
  • Building bridges across lines of difference 
  • Facilitating learning on Jewish text and wisdom as well as issue area education through a local lens
  • Project management
  • Professional skills
  • Data management and analysis
  • Social media, email marketing, and communications
  • Event planning and operations

Each of our communities is its own, unique area of the country and, therefore, the issues fellows address vary community to community. Through Jewish service and learning, fellows may address housing justice, food justice, environmental justice, and more. Repair the World is committed to addressing racial justice in all of its communities as it intersects at the root causes of poverty. All fellows learn about racial justice and other systemic inequities in their communities that furthers their contextual understanding of the service they are doing on a daily basis.

  • Fellows will be paid a salary of $45,000-$57,692, based on our cost of living tiers for each location. As employees of Repair, fellows will receive a generous benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, paid time off, and more. Repair covers 100% of full-time employee’s health premiums. In a fellow’s second year of this model, they  will receive a 3% increase and will be eligible for a $1000 bonus upon completion of the fellowship. 
  • Economic Access Fund: Repair the World’s Economic Access Fund is intended to provide additional financial support to staff and fellows impacted by injustice and covers immediate economic needs, such as transportation, mental health support, required technology, appropriate clothing, and other unexpected costs. The fund can also provide additional personal and professional support, such as professional development and mentorship.
 

There will be two fellows per community who are supported by fellowship staff in each location.

The fellowship is a two-year, time-bound position with unique training, professional development, cohort-engagement and responsibilities, and therefore has its own salary band.

Fellows are responsible for finding their own housing. The fellow salary is intended to cover your living expenses, including rent and utilities. As you onboard as a fellow, local Repair the World staff will support you in your search for housing if needed. For more information on a particular community, please contact [email protected]

Fellows may be eligible for income-based repayment plans during the fellowship term. Repair the World can provide a proof of income letter that you may need to request or secure an income-based payment plan for your loans. Please contact your loan servicer directly to inquire  about eligibility and process.  

The Repair the World Fellowship is open to anyone aged 21-26. Repair seeks to build a community in which all people, including people of color, Jewish or non-Jewish, individuals with disabilities, from working-class backgrounds, and transgender and gender non-conforming folks, find a supportive environment that is focused on their growth as individuals and professionals.

No, you do not need to be Jewish to become a Repair the World fellow. Repair the World is a Jewish organization that works to address the needs of all members of the community. You don’t need to be Jewish to be a Repair the World fellow. You do need to be excited about mobilizing the Jewish community to serve and engage in Jewish learning.  Jewish ritual and wisdom is infused into the Fellowship experience, starting with the training process. You should also be ready to explore how Jewish values, history, and customs inform our responsibility for creating a better and more just world, and you should be committed to being a part of a Jewish community during your Fellowship experience. We’re excited to work with you!

In order to be considered for the fellowship, you must have a fully submitted application. During our recruitment season, you can begin an application and save it at any time, just make sure to click the box that says “save my progress and resume later”. Once you do that, you’ll create a username and password, and will receive an email with a link to resume your application.      

Repair the World fellows should have and want to build:

  1. Strong relationship building skills and an ability to create and implement recruitment strategies that mobilize Jews and their communities to serve.
  2. Comfort in juggling multiple projects and priorities, strong communication, organization and self-management skills.
  3. Ability to facilitate educational curriculum (including Jewish learning) to peers. 
  4. Enthusiasm for mobilizing Jews and their community in meaningful service opportunities.
  5. Excitement about playing a pivotal role in building a Jewish Service movement.
  6. Approaches their work with a mindset of curiosity and learning, consistently striving to gain new knowledge and skills.

The application process for the Fellowship will include the following:

  • Submission of a resume as well as short answer responses to a questionnaire demonstrating why you are a strong candidate for the fellowship.
  • Applicants moved forward will have a screening call with a representative from our fellowship recruitment team.
  • A smaller pool of applicants that move forward will then have a first round interview with the Fellowship Director and a Regional Director. 
  • A select group of applicants will then have a final round interview with the Senior Director of Immersive Service and City Director of the community for potential placement.
  • Two professional references will be requested before the final round of the interview process. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Applications will close on March 20, 2023.

Yes, you will need to submit contact information for two references. These should be individuals whom you have worked with in various contexts (do not provide peer/friend references). At least one should be an individual who has supervised you. Please only submit up to one academic reference. Upon submitting your completed application, your references will be emailed a recommendation form to complete on your behalf, so you do not need them to submit a reference before you complete your application.

We do not accept letters of recommendation. All your submitted references will be contacted after completion of the third round interview.

If you have a technical issue, please email our Fellowship Team at [email protected] and we will assist you as quickly as possible. We highly suggest submitting your application well in advance of the deadline, in the event that there are any last-minute technical errors.

Yes. Due to the nature of the volunteer work, all fellows must successfully complete  a criminal background check. Having a criminal record MAY not disqualify you from being a fellow. However, felony charges or any misdemeanor charges involving minors may make you ineligible for partnerships that involve youth or young adults.

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