Exciting Opportunities for College Students and Recent College Grads!


Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program 2018 - 2019

If you're a college senior or recent graduate with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Yiddish and a passion for Jewish History, literature, and culture, apply for the Yiddish Book Center's Fellowship Program and develop professional skills while contributing to the Center's major projects and new initiatives. 

Applicants should have a strong background in Jewish studies or related fields, and work on a variety of projects, such as:

·       Bibliography: Sort and catalog new book notations, work with our network of zamlers (volunteer book collectors), and help with Yiddish book inquiries.

·       Communications and Publication: Support communications efforts in the areas of social media, publication of articles, and blog posts for the Center’s website, production of the Center’s podcast, and print publication.

·       Digital Collections: Support the digitization and cataloging of Yiddish materials, help develop new technologies, and enrich online and multimedia projects designed to make our rich holdings accessible to a wider public.

·       Educational Programs: Organize and coordinate on-site and online courses on topics related to Yiddish and Jewish history and culture for adult learners.

·       Translation: Recruit candidates for the Center’s Translation Fellowship, match fellows with mentors, organize workshops for translation fellows, and work on the annual translation issue of Pakn Treger, the magazine of the Yiddish Book Center.

·       Yiddish Education: Assist the director of the Yiddish Language Institute as a teaching assistant for on-site college-level Yiddish courses and work on the development of a multimedia Yiddish textbook.

The 2018-2019 Fellowship runs from September 2018 – August 2019. Applications, including transcripts, resume/CV, and three letters of recommendation, are due by January 7, 2018.

Questions? Contact Education Program Assistant Phoenix Wyatt at pwyatt@yiddishbookcenter.org or (413) 256-4900, ext. 144.

For more information, please visit http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/fellowship-program.



Steiner Summer Yiddish Program

A seven-week intensive course in Yiddish language & culture for college students

June 3-July 20, 2018

Apply by February 12, 2018!

Are you a student who’s currently learning Yiddish, or someone without knowledge of Yiddish but with an interest in Jewish history, literature, art, and culture? The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts is accepting applications for the 2018 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, a seven-week, tuition-free, intensive language and culture course for college students.

Now in its fourth decade, the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program will run June 3—July 20, 2018. In the program, beginner and intermediate students take intensive Yiddish language courses every morning. Beginners enroll in an afternoon course on Yiddish history and culture taught by leading scholars in the field. Intermediate students have the opportunity to work as interns on major projects at the Center, such as oral history or collections curation, in exchange for a housing subsidy plus $1,000 for living expenses. Students can earn up to six college credits upon successful completion of the program. The program is tuition-free and housing subsidies are available for qualifying students.

The program also includes a four-day field trip to New York City and tickets to Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music, as well as a plethora of Yiddish cultural activities, excursions to local attractions, and extracurricular activities like film screenings and student-led workshops. Please check out our informational flyer, and consider applying. Applications are due February 12, 2018.

Questions? Contact Education Program Assistant Phoenix Wyatt at pwyatt@yiddishbookcenter.org or (413) 256-4900, ext. 144.

For more information, please visit http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/steiner-summer-yiddish-program.