Learn, Teach, and Inspire


I have learned so much from my time as a University Fellow this year…I have grown as a teacher, leader, and community advocate.Micaela S., 2018 – 19 Pell University Fellow

The University Fellowship provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to become essential members of the Holocaust Center staff. Fellows mentor students, conduct research in the Tauber Holocaust Library and Archives, and create innovative lesson plans. The Holocaust Center annually reaches more than 20,000 students across Northern California.

The Fellowship is a paid position, with a commitment of 10 hours a week, October through June. Fellows may receive course credit upon completion.

Special support and funding are made possible by the Pell Family Foundation and Lilly Manovill Tauber Endrei Education Fund.


Applications are now open for the 2019 – 20 University Fellowship! To apply, please complete our inquiry form >


Read what last year’s Fellows had to say about their experiences >

What makes good Holocaust education? Our fellows weigh in.


For more information, contact: Yedida Kanfer, Director of Community Education, at YedidaK@jfcs.org, 415-449-3748.

Fellowship Responsibilities

  • Participating as a teaching assistant for the Manovill Holocaust History Fellowship, the Next Chapter program, and other educational programs at the JFCS Holocaust Center
  • Conducting research in the Tauber Holocaust Library and Archives
  • Developing curriculum for middle school and high school students
  • Supervising student volunteers at the annual community-wide Day of Learning and Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) programs
  • Welcoming visitors and students to the Holocaust Center in person, by phone, and email
  • Actively participating with members of the Holocaust Center staff on relevant projects


  • Current undergraduate or graduate student at a Bay Area university or college
    • Familiarity with the history of the Holocaust and completion of related coursework (eg. genocide studies, history, sociology, comparative literature) is preferred
  • Experience working with youth and an interest in teaching
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of computer software (eg. Microsoft Office) 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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