Summer Support

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The 2022 deadline has passed. Please check back again in Spring 2023!

Wellesley College Jewish Studies Program

Thanks to the generosity of Wellesley alumnae and other supporters, the Jewish Studies Program at Wellesley College is able to offer support to currently enrolled students who study Jewish languages or intern with Jewish nonprofit organizations over the summer.


Internship opportunities:

Wellesley students can apply for two specific internships, with Digital Heritage Mapping and the Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) in San Francisco. Information on the CJM internship can be found on the Office of Career Education's American Cities Internships page.

Students can also receive grants in support of internships with other Jewish nonprofits. For example, during the summer of 2020, the Jewish Studies Program supported Wellesley students who interned at the Jewish Women’s Archive, a Boston-based national organization dedicated to collecting and promoting the extraordinary stories of Jewish women; at 70 Faces Media, the largest and most diverse Jewish media organization in North America, and specifically on the site (see the articles this intern wrote on the kveller website); and at the Jewish Language Project, an academic nonprofit working to promote research on, awareness about, and engagement surrounding the many languages spoken and written by Jews throughout history and around the world. If you are interested in interning with a Jewish nonprofit organization, but aren’t sure which one, contact Professor Josh Lambert ( and he will try to help you find an organization that aligns with your interests. Please look to the key details below for more information.


Key details:

  • Eligibility: First years, Sophomores, and Juniors with a strong preference for Sophomores and Juniors; Jewish Studies majors and minors have priority.
  • Awards Available: Up to 6 
  • Funding Amount: Up to $4500 
  • Internship Commitment: Full funding will be given for internships that require at least 300 hours of work over 8-10 weeks. Students must also complete Career Education's online Summer Pathway. 
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2022 by 11:30 pm EST.
  • Application Instructions: Students apply through Workday. Please click here for application instructions. The Workday application cannot be saved so must be completed in one sitting.
  • Application Requirements: Details on what is needed to apply can be found on the Summer 2022 Jewish Studies-Summer Internship Grants page


Language study opportunities:

Wellesley students who will be studying Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, or another language relevant to their Jewish Studies coursework can apply for financial support. If you need help finding an excellent language program, please contact Professor Josh Lambert (

Please fill out this application to be considered for language study opportunities. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2022 at 11:30pm EST.


Graduate work opportunities:

The Jacqueline Krieger Klein ’53 Fellowship in Jewish Studies offers annually non-renewable grants in the amount up to $5000 each to graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field to pursue further education in the field of Jewish studies. Applicants must be accepted to a degree-granting graduate program in Jewish Studies (including MA and PhD programs in Religion, Jewish Studies, or other related fields) at an accredited university or seminary at the time of their application. All Wellesley College seniors and alumnae are eligible to apply.

Please fill out this application to be considered for the fellowship grant. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2022 at 11:30pm EST