The Fellowship’s aim is to change the community’s conversation about Israel by providing Fellows with the skills and knowledge to become ambassadors for an Israel that is progressive thinking, pluralist, inclusive and looking towards peace with its neighbours.
The Fellowship’s core component is a ten-day study tour in Israel. By engaging with Israel’s leading civil society leaders, and experiencing the work of Israeli social change organisations, Fellows will bring back to the community an informed and much needed perspective.
Upon return, Fellows will be part of two important streams. First, receiving further development and training on how to use their knowledge to have the maximum impact on the community.
Secondly, as part of the program, Fellows will initiate four distinct Israel-focused programs and conversations within the community. Fellows will be partnered with each other and given the mentoring and resources they need to be set up for success. This could mean running programs for their peers, for youth movements, specific sectors of the community, or the community at large.
Lastey upon completing the year’s program Fellows will become part of the growing alumni network within Australia and internationally. Their knowledge and experience gained will be used to mentor future Fellows and help NIF grow in Australia.