Young Diplomat Leadership Fellowship

Employer Israeli Consulate to the Midwest
Location Remote
Type Internship
Apply by September 12, 2022
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Posted on August 2, 2022


Objective  The Young Diplomat Leadership Fellowship strives to empower future self-motivated students who are passionate and eager to create meaningful social change. By teaching fellows how to challenge conventional thinking, expand their worldviews, and hone their oral and written skills, these students will be equipped to execute meaningful initiatives on their university campuses.

Goals Fellows will utilize the tools, strategies, and methods incorporated into the program to execute their own unique social impact project. At the end of the program, students will present their social impact project to the Israeli Consulate and the rest of the cohort.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion As members of the international community, we are committed to building relationships with people of all backgrounds and communities. It is with enthusiasm that we bring together a diverse cohort of students who will share their unique perspectives and opinions openly, ask difficult questions, and uplift one another. We encourage all students, especially those who do not have a connection to Israel, to apply.

Overview/Fellowship Requirements Fellows will join a close-knit cohort, receive mentorship, a behind-the-curtain glimpse into the inner-workings of an International Diplomatic Mission, and leadership training from Israeli diplomats. The fellowship will offer a unique perspective for students to gain experience in international diplomacy, politics, and foreign affairs while expanding their horizons on Israel.

1. Attend Student Leadership Summit (in-person) and 3 Cohort-Based Sessions (virtual)

  • Student Leadership Summit
    • Once accepted into the fellowship, all fellows are expected to attend a Student Leadership Summit, which will be held from November 5th – November 7th, 2023, at a hotel in downtown Chicago (applicants will be given further details upon acceptance). 

    • Hotel room (double occupancy) and meals are provided. Transportation will not be provided.

  • Following the Student Leadership Summit – 3 Cohort-Based Sessions

    • First Session – Propose Social Impact Projects (virtual)

    • Second Session – Execute Action Plan (virtual)

    • Final Session – Present project results and takeaways to the Cohort (virtual)

Applicant Qualifications

–  Undergraduate students from universities and colleges residing in the following states: IL, IN, MI, MN, WI, IA, NE, ND, SD.  – Must remain on campus through the duration of the fellowship (students abroad are not eligible). – Demonstrated passion for the following areas including but not limited to politics, foreign affairs, business, journalism, entrepreneurship, public policy, and nonprofit sector.   – Up to date on relevant political and global issues. – Proven leadership qualities from prior experiences or internships. – Eagerness to initiate projects and see them through completion. – Strong written and verbal skills and willingness to facilitate outreach with university administrators.

About the Consulate

The Consulate is responsible for coordinating relationships with national and local organizations in the Midwest. The Consulate works with public officials, businesses, and civic engagement organizations, as well as with religious and ethnic communities. It also works in cooperation with the Israel Economic Mission and the Ministry of Tourism on ways to expand relationships with state and local governments as well as academic and scientific institutions. All of its departments work hand-in-hand to serve both local and Israeli public, in the most effective way, striving to provide the best of Israel to the Midwest region. The Consulate acts as a liaison that strengthens ties between the State of Israel and the Midwest. The Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest is responsible for nine Midwestern states including: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Nebraska.

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