in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel
and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and
around the world. In addition to its New York headquarters and Office of
Government & International Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has regional
offices and affiliates across the U.S. and overseas in addition to a multitude
of global partnerships.
Jewish organizations, AJC is the preeminent leader in the global arena. With a
presence in Belgium, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy and Switzerland,
AJC’s network of relationships with, and access to, key decision makers and
thought leaders on every continent is unmatched. AJC is recognized by foreign
leaders, the Israeli and U.S. governments as an effective and trusted
interlocutor for Jewish issues, human rights and advocacy for democratic
values. Today, AJC proactively tackles the greatest concerns of Jewish communities
around the globe.
The Kovadloff Fellowship in Latin American
Affairs is a one-year paid position designed to develop future
leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy and
public relations with a special interest in Latino and Latin American affairs.
The fellow will work out of AJC's Washington, DC office as part of the Latino
and Latin American Institute. He/she will be involved in every aspect of the
Institute's work, including international and intergroup relations, and special
research projects. The fellow will receive high-level mentorship from senior
AJC staff and work closely with them to build new and improve relations between
the U.S., Latin America and Israel; express solidarity with Jewish communities
in Latin America; promote democracy, human rights, and stability throughout the
Hemisphere and establish coalitions with Latino communities in the United
Fellows must be excited to engage the world through a Jewish lens, have a
passion for making a difference, and an interest in exploring the venues for
cooperation between Latinos and Jews and among Latin American countries and
their Jewish communities. Spanish
language skills are required.
The Kovadloff Fellowship in Latin American Affairs honors Jacob Kovadloff, a
cherished member of the AJC family whose lifelong contributions made an
everlasting impact on Latin American and world Jewry. Jacob devoted his life to
defending the Jewish people, building bridges with other communities, fighting
for human rights and democracy, and strengthening ties between the United
States and Latin America.
The Latino and Latin American Institute is an AJC initiative to further
American Jewish relations with the Latino community in the U.S. and governments
and Jewish communities across Latin America. The Institute works with AJC
partners in the region to strengthen Jewish life, deter terrorism, ensure that
democracy and pluralism remain strong, and advance relations between Latin
American countries and the U.S. and Israel.
of approximately 500 words describing your background and interest in Latino
and Latin American affairs.
and graduate transcripts as applicable (official or student copy)
Letter of recommendation
from a faculty member or relevant previous employer (need not be written
exclusively for Fellowship)
Recent short (one to two
page) writing sample or excerpt of a larger paper, preferably on a topic of
political, social, ethical, or specifically Jewish interest
Please submit your
application on https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/kovadloff-fellowship /. All applications must
be submitted no later than June
The fellowship will start on August 13th,
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