This is a great opportunity to gain experience volunteering abroad for an excellent organization. I was just informed that AJWS is now accepting applications for their World Partners Fellowship in Central America, departing in February 2008 for a nine-month assignment. AJWS World Partners Fellowship is awarded to Jewish recent college graduates and young professionals who wish to volunteer at a non-governmental organization (NGO), live independently in a developing country and participate in a peer-learning community.
Fellows learn about human rights in an international context, explore the Jewish values that motivate their work and gain skills to prepare their entrance into careers dedicated to social justice. Each fellow is assigned based on skills and interests for a nine month volunteer placement with an NGO in a developing country. Supplemental programming prepares fellows for leadership roles as advocates for social change in their professional lives and communities when they return home.
All fellows receive a stipend to cover airfare and basic cost of living. AJWS is now accepting applications. The application deadline is July 15, 2007.
To learn more and download an application, visit http://www.ajws.org/service or contact AJWS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.792.2888.