Internships and Fellowships

Credit-Bearing Internships, Fall 2017palaggi

The Department of Judaic Studies offers 2 and 4-credit Internships in local Jewish communal organizations. Interns may work on special projects, including journalism, local archives, education, and more.

For more information, please contact Professor Friedman.

Judaic Studies – Jewish Women’s Archive Summer Internship

The Department of Judaic Studies in cooperation with the Jewish Women’s Archive is accepting applications for a 8 week paid internship at the JWA in Boston, MA.

Students will spend 8 weeks in June and July on site in Boston supporting JWA’s new project Story Aperture. Story Aperture enables people of all ages to collect and share the untold and underrepresented stories of Jewish women through mobile technology. Training and mentoring will be provided by leading historians at the JWA. Students with an interest in history, Jewish history, social movements, women and gender, and public history are encouraged to apply. 

This is a unique opportunity for students to learn about a leading non profit-organization and public history organization from the inside. 

Interns are responsible for securing their own housing. Student housing is available through numerous Boston universities, including Boston University, Boston College, Simmons, and Wheelock.

Read about last year's Interns in this great Inside Binghamton article.

Internship amount $3000.

Deadline 7 April


1.  Letter of application explaining interest in and qualifications for the Internship.

2.  Brief writing sample (i.e., essay or paper written for a course).

3.  Min. GPA: 3.3

Applications should be submitted in .pdf format to Professor Randy Friedman (

About the Jewish Women’s Archive

Mission: The Jewish Women's Archive documents Jewish women's stories, elevates their voices, and inspires them to be agents of change.

Welcome to the Jewish Women's Archive, a national non-profit devoted to making known the stories, struggles, and achievements of Jewish women in North America and beyond. Founded in 1995, JWA is committed to enriching the way we understand the past and ensuring a more inclusive future.

Here you’ll find the world’s largest repository of material about and voices of Jewish women, both celebrated and unheralded. Come explore their bravery and legacies. Honor and learn from their lives. And ignite your own capacity to change the world.

JWA offers you knowledge, inspiration, role models, connection, community, and a treasure trove of resources. Search JWA’s online Encyclopedia of Jewish women, download lesson plans and other educational materials, visit online exhibits on topics as diverse as "Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution" and "Katrina's Jewish Voices," discover book and film guides, view the growing collection of reminiscences of recently deceased Jewish women, and much more.

​The Center for Israel Studies is offering a Fellowship, as well as an Internship:

Israel Education Community Fellowship

One Binghamton University student will be selected to serve as an educator in local Hebrew and day schools, providing Israel education to children, grades pre-K through 5th grade. The Israel Education Fellow will work with local heads of schools to develop innovative Israel programming, drawing on resources available at the Center for Israel Studies, as well as through RAVSAK and other national educational foundations. 

​The Israel Education Community Fellow will develop a grade-specific curriculum that focuses on the culture and history of Israel providing both an extraordinary learning experience for the audience and the student while engaging the local community.

Israel Studies Research Fellowships

This award is designed to support Binghamton University students' independent research or creative work. The Center supports research in the history, politics, literatures, and cultures of Israel. To qualify, your project must be supervised by a Binghamton University faculty member, and you must enroll in independent study credit (2 or 4) or honors thesis credit at Binghamton University during fall 2017 (exceptions may be granted if a student has exceeded the maximum number of thesis or independent study credits allowed by his or her college). Funding is competitive and award amounts vary. The maximum award is $500.

Judaic Studies scholarship opportunities include:

Jacob and Rose Olum Foundation   Scholarship

Established in 1996, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior who is majoring in Judaic Studies. The award is based upon academic merit, and preference is given to a student with financial need.

Victor and Esther Rozen Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior with a major or minor in Judaic Studies with academic merit. Preference is given to students with financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Preference is given to a Broome County or surrounding area resident.

Benjamin and Ann Schecter Scholarship in Judaic Studies

Awarded to a student with a major or minor in Judaic Studies

Dozoretz Judaic Studies Scholarship

Awarded to a matriculated undergraduate Binghamton University student majoring in Judaic Studies and maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher. This scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters of undergraduate work as long as the criteria continues to be met.

For more information, please contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Associate Professor Karp, or visit The Office of External Scholarships.

Last Updated: 4/3/17