Undergraduate Fellowship


About the Fellowship:

The fellowship consists of three components: academic engagement, professional development, and mentorship. Fellows engage on topical issues in Jewish and Israel Studies from an academic perspective, as well as to engage with professors, lecturers, and researchers in various contexts, and collaborate with the Institute to initiate student-focused academic programming. They attend 4-6 professional development workshops per year, to build skills such as public speaking, networking, service learning and leadership through a Israel-studies or a Jewish lens. Each fellow will be connected to an alumni mentor, as well as a faculty mentor at the beginning of the academic year.

An Update on our Fellowship Program: 

This year’s Undergraduate Fellowship cohort grew from 12-22 students and the program expanded to include two new features:
  • We launched a new series of Professional Development Workshops allowed undergraduates to develop critical professional skills through sessions such as ‘Names and Identity,’ ‘Networking 101,’ ‘How to Have Tough Conversations.’
  • We also rolled out a brand new Alumni Mentorship Program – Fellowship alumni joined us for a panel discussion on ‘Life After Cal’ and current undergraduates were matched with alumni for one-on-one mentorship!

Our undergraduate fellows are given the opportunity to engage in their own research and projects along with the help of their alumni and faculty mentors.

Find out more about our current fellows and what they are working on here!

What our fellows had to say about the program!

Apply to join the Fall 2023 Fellowship Cohort!

The deadline to apply to our fellowship is September 21, 2023. Find out how to apply here!