Pell University Fellowship and Manovill University Fellowship

The Pell and Manovill University Fellowships offer undergraduates and graduates paid roles as integral members of the Holocaust Center staff, mentoring teens, supporting survivors, supporting the Tauber Holocaust Library and Archives, and leading educational programming.

Fellows contribute to the Center’s work combating antisemitism globally through education and policy initiatives. The positions run from October to June and may offer course credit.


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students in a college or university.
  • Applicants must be currently studying in California.


“I now know that I can help to make the change I want to see in the world.”

—Eve, 2023 Pell University Fellow 

  • Participating as a teaching assistant for extracurricular teen programs
  • Assisting with facilitation of public programs including Simon Preisler Learning Series and Speakers Bureau programs
  • Forming relationships with Holocaust and genocide survivors
  • Supporting the California Collaborative for Holocaust and Genocide Education
  • Developing curriculum and online learning tools for middle school and high school students
  • Mentoring and forming relationships with teens
  • Assisting with maintenance and creation of virtual resources for the Tauber Holocaust Library and Archives
  • Attending a monthly University Fellow seminar
  • Actively participating with members of the Holocaust Center staff on relevant projects
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student
    • Familiarity with the history of the Holocaust and completion of related coursework (eg. genocide studies, history, sociology, comparative literature) is preferred
  • Currently studying in California
  • Experience working with youth and/or an interest in teaching
  • Strong interest in public history, social work, the non-profit sector, or work with a Jewish social service agency
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of computer software, including video conferencing software, and social media
  • Commitment to professionalism and responsibility is required, as is the willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with a variety of people
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, and attention to detail

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Support the Tauber Holocaust Library and Archives to ensure the lessons of history continue to educate and inspire future generations.