It’s that time of year again: the spring application rush. The deadlines for many 2010 service fellowships are looming large, which means that hopeful volunteers around the country are rounding up their references and polishing their application essays.
Here are 6 fellowship deadlines (+ 3 special opportunities for entrepreneurs) not to miss:
Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps:
20-something “corps members” live in New York, DC, New Orleans or Chicago for 1-year and work with non-profit organizations doing anti-poverty work. In addition to their service work, corps members live together in community and engage in Jewish learning and meaningful community building.
Deadline: Passed Feb 12, but they are still accepting applications on a rolling basis.
Jewish Organizing Initiative: JOI fellows spend a year living in Boston and working with non-profit organizations around grassroots community organizing and Jewish community building. Fellows should be between the ages of 21-30 and excited to engage in both hands-on service and systemic activism.
Deadline: March 10, 2010
JDC: Jewish Service Corps: Jews of all ages are encouraged to apply for JDC’s 1-year service programs in Jewish communities around the world (JDC works in more than 70 countries). Each volunteer’s experience includes volunteer work and community organizing geared towards enriching the lives of Jews in one of the 70 countries where the JDC provides aid.
March April 15, 2010
Nesiya: A 6-week summer program open to North American and Israeli high school students in grades 10-12. Nesiya’s Kehillah Experience merges community service with outdoor adventure, the arts, and Jewish study in Israel.
Deadline: rolling until April 19, 2010
Livnot Fellowship: Applicants aged 21-30 can spend 2-3 weeks of their summer in Israel as part of Livnot’s Galilee Fellowship. Participants spend their time working on community service projects throughout Israel – everything from repairing homes for the less fortunate, to urban environmental projects, to staffing soup kitchens. The service is paired with hiking trips throughout the country and educational programs.
Deadline: rolling (space is limited)
Adamah: Adamah fellows (age 20-30) spend 3 months farming the land and living in an intentional Jewish community in Connecticut. A typical day includes working in the Adamah fields, milking goats, making bio-diesel, and spending the evening learning with leaders in the Jewish environmental field.
Deadline: rolling until April, 2010 (spring spots are filled, but a few spots left for fall, 2010)
Birthright Israel Next / Natan
Birthright Israel Next and Natan have teamed up to provide grant opportunities to young, Jewish social entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas for long term and/or ongoing programs. Grantees will receive $10,000 towards to help implement their ideas. Have a great idea for a Jewish service project? Now’s the chance to make it happen.
Deadline: March 2, 2010
DoGooder Video Award
The Case Foundation has teamed up with YouTube and See3 Communications to offer $10,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations that made outstanding videos in 2009. Video categories include: “best video” from small, medium, and large organizations, as well as the “best innovation in video” award.
Deadline: March 19, 2010
Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Project
The Hiatchi Foundation is in search of young entrepreneurs working to improve American communities through their businesses. Applicants between the ages of 18-29 whose business ventures (1-5 years old) help enable low-income people achieve financial security, are eligible to apply for up to $50,000 over two years.
Deadline: March 22, 2010