How to Apply

“People who come out of the Urban Adamah Fellowship are ready and willing to change the world for the better.” -Naomi Scher, Fall 2015

2019 Fellowship Dates

Summer: June 11 – August 22
Fall: September 9 – November 21

Application Process

The first step in applying to the Fellowship is submitting a complete application (see below). We review complete applications on a rolling basis until Fellowship seasons are full. If an applicant appears to be a good fit for the program, we contact them to set up a Skype interview.

For questions about the application, please contact Katie Myszka at katie(at)

For questions about the fellowship, please contact Rachel Binstock at rachelbinstock(at)

Application Checklist

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The entire application process takes place through our online form. We will consider your application only after all parts have been submitted.  Please review the following checklist and application steps carefully.

1. Basic Information
2. Fellowship Guidelines Acknowledgment
3. Short Answers and Essay
4. Resume
5. Two Letters of Reference


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1. Request Your Electronic Application
Click on the green box at the bottom of this page. You will be directed to a request form on this website. Once we receive your request, we will email you a link to our online application form. The entire application process is completed through this online form.

2. Part I: Basic Information and Short Answers
The information section of the application will take you approximately 25 minutes to complete. You will have the opportunity to save your work and return at a later time to finish, and upload your essays and resume. Please make sure you save your progress so you don’t lose your work.

3. Part II: Fellowship Guidelines
We want to make sure that you have a clear picture of what life is like during the Urban Adamah Fellowship, and what we expect of you during the three months that you will be with us. The Fellowship Guidelines cover just about every aspect of how you will spend your days, your schedule, and housing, drug, and alcohol policies. Please read this information carefully and indicate your willingness to comply with these guidelines in the spaces provided in the online application.

4. Part III: Upload Your Completed Essays 
The online application will direct you to a link where you can download the essay questions as a Word document. Please complete your answers in a Word document (or comparable program). When you are finished, save the document as “Your Name-Essays.pdf” (MUST be .pdf) and upload it to the online application.

5. Part IV: Upload Your Resume
Upload the most recent version of your resume as “Your Name-Resume.pdf” (MUST be .pdf) to the online application.

6. Part V: Request Two Letters of References
Provide two references from people who have supervised you as an employee, student or volunteer. References from family members and peers will not be accepted. Send the following link, to your references.

Once they fill out their information, they will receive a password-protected reference form in an email. The form will take them 5-10 minutes to complete. References are confidential and will not be shared with the applicant.

7. Submit Your Application
Only completed applications will be accepted. You will be notified if any required fields are missing.


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