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Thank you for your interest in the
StandWithUs Emerson Fellowship!

Are you a university student looking to make a difference in your community? Do you want to gain knowledge and confidence to educate about Israel and fight antisemitism? Applications for the StandWithUs Nederland Emerson Fellowship are officially open, and we would love to have you apply!

Click the link below to access the program application and expectations. 
*Applications for the StandWithUs Emerson Fellowship UK will open in Spring 2024*

Click a button below to read more about the expectations and requirements:

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Founded in 2007 with a generous grant from Los Angeles philanthropists Rita and Steve Emerson, the StandWithUs Emerson Fellowship is a prestigious one-year program that trains, educates, and empowers student leaders on college campuses around the world. Chosen from key universities, Emerson Fellows lead their communities and inspire their peers through dynamic programs, impactful campaigns, and meaningful discussions about Israel. Emerson Fellows receive comprehensive training in Israel education, community-building, campus leadership, and navigating antisemitism on campus, along with direct access to StandWithUs resources and in-house specialists. Fellows get invited to two transformative conferences and continue their training throughout the year with expert-led workshops. Every Emerson Fellow receives personalized mentorship from Campus Regional Managers who help them grow as leaders and maximize their impact on campus. Throughout their experience, Emerson Fellows are plugged into a worldwide network of student leaders to exchange ideas, share effective strategies, and provide mutual support. 


The StandWithUs Emerson Fellowship is activating student leaders on a global scale, with chapters in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Brazil, South Africa, and Australia.


StandWithUs also offers a specialized opportunity, the Emerson Fellowship: Christian Outreach program, which empowers Christian student leaders to educate their campus and church communities about Israel and antisemitism and inspire allyship among their peers. Christian Outreach Emerson Fellows are invited to two incredible student conferences, receive direct mentorship from the StandWithUs Director of Christian Outreach, and participate in immersive opportunities to deepen their learning and connect with Christian and Jewish leaders. 


Exemplary Emerson Fellows may be selected to become StandWithUs Campus Liaisons, who work for the Campus Department part-time and serve as mentors for younger students within the StandWithUs network.


Emerson Fellowship alumni are inducted into the StandWithUs Alumni Network which offers a tailored platform for alumni to stay connected to StandWithUs—and to each other. Through specialized programs, campaigns, and leadership committees, alumni can continue staying active, get invitations to local events, find job opportunities within this field, and so much more.


The StandWithUs Emerson Fellowship has trained and activated over 2,000 leaders since its inception. We invite you to join our global movement – become an Emerson Fellow, recruit an Emerson Fellow, or sponsor an Emerson Fellow; reach out to for more information.

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StandWithUs Emerson Fellows Receive:

  • An in-depth overview Israel’s history and current affairs, along with effective methods for having rich conversations about Israel and addressing misinformation and false claims


  • Tools and strategies to engage and educate their peers about Israel through dynamic programs, inspiring campaigns, and relationship-building efforts with different communities


  • High-level training, skills, and the confidence needed to lead their communities and mobilize effectively in response to campus antisemitism


  • Comprehensive knowledge of their legal rights on campus, both in and out of the classroom, and pro bono legal guidance from the StandWithUs Legal Department


  • An extensive audit of who represents them on campus — from student government to administrative departments — and how to engage these stakeholders on behalf of their community


  • Strategies and best practices from the StandWithUs Digital Team on how to amplify their voices online and combat online hate


  • An incredible network of student leaders around the world to exchange ideas and best practices


  • First-hand access to StandWithUs materials, departments, experts, and more

Countries Represented


Emerson Fellows




Students impacted by each

Emerson Fellow



Roberta Seid Award Winners
for Courage and Leadership

The Roberta Seid Award for Courage and Leadership, in memory of Dr. Roberta Seid, is given to one outstanding StandWithUs Emerson Fellow each year who has demonstrated exemplary courage, leadership, and commitment to Israel activism on campus and beyond. Dr. Seid was the first Director of Research and Education at StandWithUs; this remarkable award is in honor of an incredible visionary who helped people of all ages stand up for Israel with impactful StandWithUs educational materials for over a decade.

Roberta Seid Award


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1st Place

Joel Nasar

Brooklyn College

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2nd Place

Sophie Shafran

Indiana University

Movement Builder Award
for Creativity and Impact

The Movement Builder Award for Creativity and Impact is given to one exceptional StandWithUs Emerson Fellow each year who approached and successfully implemented Israel programming with a specific and dynamic strategy tailored to their campus climate. The award is named after the StandWithUs Movement Builder platform, which is designed to help student leaders assess their campus climate, map out their goals, and develop an effective strategy for Israel education that will maximize their impact.

Movement Builder Award


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1st Place

Carly Klinger

UC Davis

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2nd Place

Gabriela Lefkovits

University of Georgia

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