campus fellow





The JNF Campus Fellowship trains, mentors and supports pro-Israel students from across the U.S. to facilitate JNF programs in their campus communities. Fellows play a critical role in recruiting friends to participate in Alternative Winter Break, Caravan for Democracy and JNF College Summit.

JNF Campus Fellows promote Israel as a country working to make the world a better place through Positively Israel programming. Fellows are required to attend an all-expense paid Leadership Seminar August 9-11 in New York City where they learn the important skills of fundraising, recruitment, and mentorship, as well as have exclusive opportunities to network with lay leaders and executive management.

JNF Campus Fellows are also required to play a leadership role on Alternative Winter Break in Israel December 26, 2020 - January 3, 2021. Our Fellows are more than participants, our Fellows are leaders!

Each JNF Campus Fellow is required to plan and execute at least one Positively Israel program per semester. They are also required to recruit five students to participate in JNF College Summit, five students to participate in JNF Alternative Winter Break, and five students to apply for JNF’s Caravan for Democracy and sell trees for Tu BiShvat.

Fellows are selected through a competitive application and interview process. Completed applications must include detailed answers, a polished resume and two references in order to be considered. JNF will cover domestic transportation, accommodations and meals for JNF Campus Fellows to attend the Leadership Seminar and Alternative Winter Break. JNF Campus Fellows are still required to fundraise for Alternative Winter Break; all funds raised will go directly toward JNF's Blueprint Negev campaign in the south of Israel.

JNF Campus Fellows are supervised by regional staff from the Israel Advocacy & Education Department. Fellows receive continual guidance and professional development by way of phone calls, campus visits, and webinars throughout the year. JNF Campus Fellows receive a $1,000 stipend for their work for the year. This is paid in two installments.





  • Applicants must have visited Israel.
  • Applicants must be a full time undergraduate student for the full 2020-2021 academic year. Please do not apply if you plan on studying abroad in the 2020-2021 academic year or plan on graduating in December 2020.
  • Applicants are required to attend the full three-day Campus Fellowship Leadership Seminar in the Summer, and the full eight-day Alternative Winter Break in December.
  • Applicants must hold a leadership role in a Jewish, pro-Israel, or Greek Life organization.
  • Applicants are not allowed to serve as a fellow or intern with another pro-Israel organization on campus during the year.
  • Finalists will be required to participate in a video interview.
  • Priority will be given to alumni of Alexander Muss High School in Israel as well as alumni of Alternative Break and College Summit.
  • The deadline to apply for the JNF Campus Fellowship is April 1, 2020.

For more information, please contact Amy Cytron, JNF’s Director of Campus Engagement, at 612.315.9900 x776 or