Summer Support

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Applications for Summer Support from the Jewish Studies Program will open on February 1, 2024. The deadline to apply for funding has been extended to March 15, 2024 at 5:00pm EST.

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 a specific internship with Digital Heritage Mapping and/or apply to receive a grant in support of internships with other Jewish nonprofits. For example, during recent summers, 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 (the JWA is now part of Career Education's Signature Internships program); 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(70 Faces Media is now part of Career Education's Signature Internships program); 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 3 
  • Funding Amount: Up to $5,500 for students living off-campus. This award will cover housing/food, transportation, and internship income.
  • 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: Extended deadline - March 15, 2024 by 5:00 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 2024 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. The Jewish Studies Program will fund up to 3 students applying for summer language study 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 has been extended to March 15, 2024 at 5:00pm 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 has been extended to March 15, 2024 at 5:00pm EST