travel to Israel with fellow activists and earn a $500 stipend!
Applications for 2015 - 2016 fellowship is now open!
CAMERA seeks committed undergraduate students with excellent communication skills who can organize pro-Israel events on campus. Students go with us to Boston on an all expense paid advocacy training conference, earn up to $500 and a free trips to Israel when they become CAMERA Fellows Representatives.
CAMERA Fellows will:
• Become official CAMERA representatives and embody our three principles.
• Organize at least three educational, informational programs during the school year, including a required Less Hamas More Hummus event.
• Write at least three educational and informational Op-Eds or letters-to-the-editor, and work with CAMERA staff to maintain a high level of accuracy.
• Monitor and respond to inaccuracies on campus, in the classroom, and in the campus and local press.
• Keep in touch with other CAMERA students via e-mail, CAMERAonCampus Facebook, and CAMERAonCampus.org
• Distribute CAMERA magazines, literature, and accessories at Israel or Middle East-related events on campus.
• Participate in regular calls with other CAMERA Fellows Reps and CAMERA staff
• Travel to Israel for 10 days on an all-expenses-paid (flights from NYC) Student Leadership and Advocacy Training trip
• Attend our all-expenses-paid annual summer Student Leadership and Advocacy Training conference in Boston
Each year, a select number of outstanding student activists are selected as CAMERA Fellows for its premier leadership development program and are awarded a $1100 stipend or a free activist trip to Israel.
Their fellowship year begins with an in-depth, 3-day training seminar that offers skill building for campus activism. This includes programs for educating fellow students about Israel. It also offers effective strategies for countering anti-Israel campaigns on campus such as: Israel Apartheid Week, BDS efforts (boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel), and anti-Israel faculty who proselytize in the classroom and the campus square. The seminar provides relevant areas of content, including an examination of the roles the United Nations and politicized NGOs play in fueling anti-Israel enmity.
Throughout the year, CAMERA provides the Fellows with resources for all aspects of their activity, including bringing speakers and sponsoring various events. The fellowship year culminates with an exciting Israel trip designed for interaction between CAMERA Fellows and leading media government, and military experts.
Since its launch in 2002, the CAMERA Fellows program has played a significant role in the development of future leaders in the campaign for factual, fair treatment of Israel. CAMERA Fellows have published countless Op-Eds and letters countering bias in campus, community, and national media. Their collective efforts has yielded hundreds of pro-Israel events, reaching many thousands of fellow students of all faiths, races, and backgrounds. Many CAMERA Fellows have gone on to careers in media, government, and academia.
"...my involvement in CAMERA led me to create the first Israel group on campus, Bobcats for Israel. The creation of it had a lot to do with what I was doing with CAMERA, because being a fellow gave me more confidence that I could make a group like this one work on our campus - and it's been very successful so far."
Rachel Zieleniec, University of Ohio CAMERA Fellow 2008-2009 and 2010 Israel trip participant
". . . I personally want to thank you and CAMERA for its outstanding support and hard work in bringing this event about. I am fully confident that the reason anti-Israel sentiment is diminishing and almost nonexistent on my campus this semester is due to the opportunities CAMERA has provided my university. Thank you, for everything."
Robert Erik Baker University of Oklahoma CAMERA Fellow 2010-2011