FCAS Fellowship Program

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Summer 2023 FCAS Fellowships

Do you want to learn how to combat antisemitism?  Are you looking to gain professional skills in communications, development, community relations, research, or marketing?  Are you ready to become a leader in addressing bigotry and hate?  

As part of the Robert Kraft Family-Brandeis Initiative on Antisemitism, the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism (FCAS) and the Vic ’63 and Bobbi Samuels ’63 Center for Community Partnerships and Civic Transformation (COMPACT) are proud to present the FCAS Fellowship program. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, the FCAS Fellowship program offers an exciting opportunity to learn how to combat contemporary antisemitism and engage diverse communities in addressing hate. 

Antisemitism is on the rise globally, in the United States, and on social media.  As an FCAS Fellow,  you can make a difference.  Over the course of this program, you will gain important skills, deepen your understanding of strategies to challenge hate online and around the world, and develop a professional network that will support you in becoming an agent of transformative social change. 

This is a paid fellowship.  Summer fellowships will be for 8 weeks, with students working with FCAS for 35 hours/week and participating in co-curricular programming at COMPACT.  Summer fellowships come with an award of $6000 for undergraduates and $7160 for graduate students.

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First preference will be given to applications we receive by April 21, 2023. 

In Summer 2023, we are excited to welcome student fellows in any of the following areas:

  • Communications – Work with the FCAS team to highlight and promote its work through engagement with the media and key influencers. Draft content for FCAS publications and channels. Draft and coordinate press releases, messaging and talking points. Support engagement with media relations vendors and key journalists. Track media engagement and key media trends related to FCAS’ work and subject matter.
  • Partnerships and Development – Work with the FCAS team to establish and grow relationships with key stakeholders, including partners and potential donors. Research potential partners and stakeholders and brief FCAS leadership. Draft content and support distribution of updates related to FCAS’ work. Track and manage a database of stakeholders and update information. Facilitate and support logistics of stakeholder meetings.
  • Research – Work with the FCAS team to review and analyze key trends related to antisemitism and hate on social media. Monitor and identify trends utilizing research tools, draft and contribute to  background briefings and provide information to internal and external stakeholders. Review research and analysis from partner organizations and provide summaries. Draft research reports and contribute to research publications.  Support the use of research tools by key partners and stakeholders.
  • Marketing and Social Media – Work with the FCAS team to develop content for FCAS’ social media and marketing channels. Draft and support the creation of social media content, including the use of graphics, photos and videos. Track and report the analytics and performance of FCAS content on social media platforms. Support the development and implementation of mass media campaigns and relationships with vendors and media partners.

This Summer, you’ll be joining FCAS as they launch a mass media campaign to raise awareness about the modern hatred Jews face and build empathy and solidarity with American Jews in a way that creates positive momentum. The campaign will leverage all forms of media to become the broadest and most innovative approach to fighting antisemitism in U.S. history.

Robert Kraft and his family have committed $25 million to the launch of the campaign and have already aired two ads during NFL games - one in October and the other on New Year’s Day – but the full campaign will also include billboards, community engagement, social media influencers and celebrity endorsements.  

While there is some flexibility in regard to hybrid work arrangements, undergraduate and graduate student fellows will be expected to be onsite at the FCAS, inside Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, MA, at least 60% of their time over the course of their fellowship. Students should plan to work with FCAS for 35 hours/week, while participating in supportive co-curricular programming at COMPACT.

Apply Now! 

First preference will be given to applications we receive by April 21, 2023.


Fall FCAS Fellowships will be for 12 weeks, with students working with FCAS for 10 hours/week and participating in co-curricular programming at COMPACT.  Undergraduate student fellows will receive an award of $3160 and graduate student fellows will receive an award of $3640.  These awards include a transportation stipend, as you will be expected to be onsite at FCAS for 60% of your hours.

If you are interested in a Fall fellowship, please complete this form and we’ll be in touch very soon!