Meet the 2022-2023 Policy Fellowship Cohort

What is the IPF Atid Policy Fellowship?

The IPF Atid Policy Fellowship is a yearlong, paid fellowship offered to undergraduate students who are passionate about Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, the two-state solution, Middle East policy, and building relationships with fellow students locally and nationally. Fellows will be committed to promoting nuanced, informed, policy-based discourse on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They will be part of an intimate national cohort of campus leaders who will learn together and support each other throughout the year while growing the IPF Atid community. 

Qualifications / Who YOU are

  • Passionate about Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state alongside a viable and independent Palestinian state
  • Current undergraduate student with preference given to juniors and seniors
  • Experience planning events and working with campus groups
  • Relationships with a diverse range of organizations on campus such as Hillel, Chabad, Political Science clubs, and/or other Israel and foreign policy organizations
  • Priority given to students in our chapter cities of Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC

Benefits

  • Training throughout the year on Israel Policy Forum research, reports, and innovative content
  • Exclusive access to Israel Policy Forum events in major cities
  • An in-person gathering at the end of the fellowship
  • $500 stipend upon completion of the fellowship

Expectations

  1. Learn – participate in trainings with Israel Policy Forum experts to better understand the conflict and increase your knowledge of relevant security issues impacting Israelis and Palestinians
  2. Write – have the opportunity to publish your analysis on Israel Policy Exchange and receive support in op-ed writing
  3. Educate – build relationships and plan purposeful programs to educate your community on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with the goal of elevating and enriching the campus discourse
  4. Participate – attend monthly virtual meetings with your cohort and regular check-ins with your program coordinator.

How many students will you be accepting?

In our pilot year, we will be limiting the number of fellows to 5-10.

How many programs per year are we expected to plan?

Fellows are expected to plan 2-3 events per year, including large briefings, Shabbat dinners, book clubs, discussion groups, and other relevant programs.

How will the cost of events be covered? 

Fellows will fill out a short request for funding form before each event. You will always have IPF Atid support for your events. Specific funding allocations will be granted on a case-by-case basis. 

How is success defined at the end of the fellowship?

  • Successfully hosting 2-3 programs
  • Timely communication with IPF Atid staff
  • Meaningful relationships developed with other campus leaders
  • Several written pieces throughout the year (optional)

How can I get involved in IPF Atid following the fellowship?

Once fellows graduate college, they are invited to formally join the IPF Atid community. Involvement will differ based on geographic location post-graduation.

The deadline to apply has passed. If you have any questions about the IPF Atid Policy Fellowship, feel free to reach out to IPF Atid Program Associate Max Webb, mwebb@ipforum.org.