Applications Open: Foundation for Jewish Camp Fellowship

Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) is currently accepting applications for the FJC Fellowship: a new, paid, two-year fellowship for college seniors and recent college graduates seeking professional opportunities in the field of Jewish camp. Fellows spend the academic year working full-time at the Foundation for Jewish Camp office in New York City and their summers working in a leadership role at their home Jewish summer camp. Throughout the year, each Fellow will work in a different department at FJC, providing valuable support for national field initiatives, large-scale FJC programs and organizational operations, while gaining access to professional development opportunities and mentorship from Jewish camp professionals. Through this partnership between FJC and Jewish overnight and day camps, the Fellowship will retain top seasonal leaders for additional summers at their home Jewish camp, and populate the Jewish camp leadership pipeline with outstanding talent for the future of the field.

For this pilot cycle of the FJC Fellowship, FJC will collaborate with four camps, hiring four outstanding Fellows to work in the following roles:

  1. Day Camp Fellow –  supporting FJC’s day camp field-building initiatives and leadership development programs for day camp counselors.
  2. Leadership Development Fellow – supporting FJC’s programs for year round camp professionals and new initiatives for camp counselors and early career professionals.
  3. Operations Fellow – supporting FJC’s work in data management and evaluation, marketing analytics, and technical management of large-scale systems such as the One Happy Camper program.
  4. Russian-Speaking Jewish (RSJ) Engagement Fellow – supporting FJC’s Russian Speaking Jewish engagement initiatives, including marketing and camper scholarships, and staff recruitment and training.

Fellows will receive an annual salary of $50,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health insurance, vacation and sick time, and employee contribution to 401k benefits.

Ideal applicants are graduating college seniors or recent graduates who have experience with and a passion for Jewish camp. Applications are due Monday, February 11, 2019 and must include a completed online reference form from the applicant’s home camp director. There will be two rounds of interviews for finalist candidates in mid to late February, and applicants and camps will be informed of their selection by Friday, March 8.

Interested candidates are encouraged to learn more about the Fellowship and fill out an application at Please contact Julie Finkelstein (FJC Director of Leadership Development) at with any questions.