Protect immigrant rights with the Jewish Service Corps (Seeking Spanish speakers)

Job Type

Full Time


Details: The program provides a monthly living stipend, travel allowance, health insurance, and subsidized housing, as well as year of professional and leadership development




United States


Applications are open for the 2018-19 Avodah's Jewish Service Corps, a year-long program for recent grads and post college age adults to build a lifetime of leadership skills, an active Jewish community, a powerful professional network, and a more just America.

Placements currently open in Chicago include:

Detention Project Fellow at the National Immigrant Justice Center: NIJC promotes access to justice for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers through direct legal services, impact litigation, policy reform, and public education. The Detention Project Fellow will work with detained individuals in the immigration system as part of the Adult Detention Project. This position would include screening detainees for eligibility for immigration relief, assisting in their representation, drafting critical records, and more. Spanish proficiency required. 

Other placements are available in New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC.

Join the Jewish Service Corps

The Avodah Jewish Service Corps provides recent grads a place to build the foundations for careers, Jewish community, and lifelong activism in social and economic justice movements. We're looking for leaders and not-yet-leaders, activists and organizers, challah bakers and Shabbat dinner hosts, teachers, learners, and everyone in between to spend the next year pursuing justice with Avodah. As a member of the Avodah Jewish Service Corps, you will:

  • Build real world expertise with hands-on work experience. Corps Members are placed with Avodah's partner organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York and Washington, DC. They contribute to our partners' work on crucial justice issues like immigration, hunger, education, public health, and domestic violence.

  • Develop activist chops and Jewish social justice insights. Avodah's trusted, innovative curriculum develops practical skills, examines the causes and effects of domestic poverty, and looks at justice work through a Jewish lens.

  • Live and learn in the dynamic Avodah community. Home-cooked meals, late night conversations, and holiday celebrations make living in the bayit (house) memorable and meaningful.

  • Access activism, professional development, and Jewish opportunities for life. Hundreds of active, engaged, supportive social justice leaders across the country in the Avodah alumni community help with everything from apartment hunts to job references to holiday meals.

Applicants must be between the ages of 21-26 at the start of the program year in August.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Applicants must be able to participate in the program for a full year.

Are you our next Jewish Service Corps Member? Do you know someone who is wondering what they can do to help create a more just America, or how to build a career that makes a difference in people's lives? Find out more at

Level of Language Proficiency

English, and some positions require fluency in another language primarily including Spanish and French..

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

The application is now rolling until are slots are filled. Apply ASAP!

The program begins in mid-August 2018. Full program and application information can be found at, or contact us at