Jewish Service Corps

What is the JDC Jewish Service Corps?

JDC’s Jewish Service Corps (JSC) offers young Jews the opportunity to directly engage with JDC’s global mission and actively fulfill the value of Jewish responsibility through a year-long, paid, service opportunity connected to JDC’s overseas programs.

In addition to yearlong placements, JDC recently launched 8-10 week Jewish Service Corps opportunities. We currently offer placements in Argentina and are looking to expand the program to include more locations in the coming months. JDC will help find housing in a secure location, and connect the volunteer with local programs; however, volunteers are responsible for their own expenses.

Who are JSC fellows?

JSC fellows are catalysts for change, creating innovative programs that respond to pressing Jewish and humanitarian challenges around the world while exploring Jewish values underlying their service.

Where do JSC fellows serve?

JDC offers placements in Israel, the overseas Diaspora Jewish communities, and countries where JDC has non-sectarian projects. Currently, JSC fellows are based in Argentina, China, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Israel, Latvia, Rwanda, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Program details:


Application and Selection Process:

Eligible candidates go through a comprehensive screening process, including phone interviews and in-person individual and group interviews with NY and overseas staff. While you can certainly state a placement preference in your application, it is to your advantage to remain open to various possible assignments. JDC seeks to specifically match each JSC fellow’s skills and strengths with identified community needs.

Applications deadline is December 31, 2013. To request an application or for more information, please contact If you are interested in the Roslyn Z. Wolf Cleveland-JDC International Fellows Program or JDC-BBYO Global Service Fellowship you can indicate so in your JSC application.


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