Student Internships

Paid Internships Related to Jewish Studies and Israel

AIPAC

American Pro-Israel Lobbying group, AIPAC, offers Diamond Internships in Washington, D.C. and around the country for undergraduate and graduate students. Diamond Summer Internships are paid positions and semester internships are for credit only. Diamond Interns develop their own political activism skills by bringing research, writing, and event-planning experience to a host of projects that help advance AIPAC’s mission. When they return to their campuses, Diamond Interns are expected to promote pro-Israel political action as AIPAC portfolio activists.

http://www.aipac.org/connect/students/intern-at-aipac

 

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation provides a variety of jobs and internship opportunities throughout the US and Israel. The Schusterman Family Foundation is committed to empowering young Jews around the globe to engage in meaningful Jewish experiences, build inclusive Jewish communities, connect to the State of Israel and repair the world. The Schusterman Foundation runs several multi-day immersive Jewish experiences such as REALITY Israel trips and Schusterman Connection Points. These gatherings reflect a diverse range of themes and innovative content, and allow us to model our vision for inspired Jewish life.

To find the latest job openings, go to: https://www.schusterman.org/alumni/opportunities/jobs-internships.

 

Rosenberg Student Internship Program

The program will provide grants to college and graduate students who accept unpaid or low-paying internships with an organization (NGOs and not-for-profits) whose work aligns with the Foundation’s mission. The grants shall be used to support the recipient’s reasonable living expenses during the course of the internship.

“We are delighted to add to the Internships which we have already funded at Bard College with additional Internships for students from across the country, and beyond. We are eager to support students who want to work with, and learn firsthand from, organizations that combat hatred and antisemitism,” said Justus Rosenberg, president of the Foundation.

The Foundation’s mission is “to support efforts to combat antisemitism and anti-Israel activity on campus, anti-Semitic hate crimes, Holocaust denial, anti-Semitic discourse, state-sponsored antisemitism, and other issues that have a direct impact on the growth of hatred and antisemitism.”

Justus Rosenberg is the last surviving member of the Varian Fry group, which rescued hundreds of artists and intellectuals from the Nazis in Vichy France in 1940-41.

Deadlines for summer 2018 will be posted in winter 2017. http://jkrfoundation.org/485-2/

 

Jewish Community Relations Council-

Interns support work within the JCRC’s 4 main pillars of government relations, Israel advocacy, intergroup relations, and social justice and have the opportunity to participate in exciting and meaningful projects that provide a unique lens through which to view our dynamic organization in action.

JCRC Interns are involved in all aspects of our programs including legislative activities, research, event planning and publicity and policy development. Israel and International Affairs Interns and Maryland Government Affairs Interns work out of the JCRC’s Rockville Headquarters while Virginia/DC Government Relations Interns work primarily in the JCRC’s Fairfax location.

1    Stipends may be available. Class credit may also be possible, based on school requirements.

2    Days and hours are flexible, with 16-20 hours per week required.

3    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

4    Preference will be given to students in Master’s degree programs, but undergraduates will be considered.

Now accepting applications! To find current internships, go to: http://www.jcouncil.org/site/PageServer?pagename=copy_of_Employment_Fellowships

 

Tikvah Summer Fellowships: New York City:

The Tikvah Summer Fellowship offers participants the opportunity to study with some the world’s greatest teachers of Jewish texts and ideas. Topics will range from timeless human questions, to the fundamental nature of Judaism, to the challenges faced by Judaism and Israel in the modern era.  Fellows will live for two weeks in New York City with an international cohort of young scholars – a mix of Israelis, Americans, and Europeans. This program is a successor to Tikvah’s programs in “Jewish Thought and Enduring Human Questions” at Princeton University and to Tikvah’s programs in “Zionism and Statesmanship” at Hebrew University and Ein Prat Academy in Israel.

All housing costs are covered, and participants will receive a $1,000 stipend upon completion of all program requirements. Travel support is provided for Israeli and international participants.

The application is now closed.

 

 

Unpaid

The Wilson Center Middle East Internship-

The Middle East Program was launched in February 1998 in light of the increased engagement of the United States in the region and to explore the profound changes the states in the region are experiencing. Rather than spotlighting day-to-day issues, the Program concentrates on long-term developments and how such issues impact stability and growth in the region and its relations with the United States. The Middle East Program’s meetings, conferences and reports assess the policy implications of regional developments (political, economic, and social), the Middle East’s role in the international arena, American interests in the region, strategic threats to and from the regional states, and the role and future prospects of the region’s energy resources.

Interns should have an interest in the Middle East, preferably with some coursework related to, and/or experience working on Middle East issues. He/she should have basic computer skills on a variety of software platforms. Excellent research skills and an enthusiastic, responsible approach to unsupervised work are strong assets. Those with excellent writing and/or editing skills are strongly encouraged to apply. Fluency in Arabic, Farsi, or Turkish preferred but not required. Interns must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within one calendar year of internship start date), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program (within the next year). Non-degree seeking students are ineligible.

See more at: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/internships-the-middle-east-program#sthash.Cn5oKH7r.dpuf

Internship Terms

Fall: August – December

Spring: January – May

Summer: May – August

Application Deadlines

Fall: July 15

Spring: November 15

Summer: April 1

 

 

One Voice:

OneVoice is an international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their elected representatives toward the two-state solution. The Movement works to forge consensus for conflict resolution and build a human infrastructure capable of mobilizing the people toward a negotiated, comprehensive, and permanent agreement between Israel and Palestine that ends the occupation, ensures security and peace for both sides, and solves all final-status issues in accordance with international law and previous bilateral agreements. The 1967 borders form the basis for the establishment of an independent, viable Palestinian state, with permanent borders and any modifications to be agreed upon by both parties. The Movement recognizes that violence by either side will never be a means to end the conflict.

Development Intern: New York

The OneVoice Movement seeks a Development Intern to provide support for our New York office’s development work – from planning and strategizing on ways to reach fundraising goals to projects as needed in fulfillment of our mission. This internship offers opportunities to gain experience in grant writing, development, and fundraising while increasing knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Applicants should have great communication skills, be organized and detailed-oriented, flexible, a fast learner, a team player, and one who takes initiative and pride in their work. Although the OneVoice Movement boasts a fast-paced work environment, it also values personal development and enthusiasm for learning. This internship will run from February to May 2017.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of two professional references to Christina Taler, Development & Grants Officer with “Development Intern” written in the subject line. For more information, go to: http://onevoicemovement.org/jobs. The deadline has already passed for 2017; please check back later for the deadline.

 

J Street-

J Street is a pro-Israel lobby group that supports the people and state of Israel, and their right to defend themselves and live in peace. They seek a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people living in peace and security alongside the state of Palestine as the national homeland of the Palestinian people.

Internship locations are, D.C, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, and Southern California.  All undergraduate and masters-level students as well as recent graduates are eligible to apply.  Please send completed application materials to the Intern Coordinator via email at intern@jstreet.org.

Application Process: Submit the materials below.

1) Cover Letter and Resume (make sure to indicate in your cover letter which internship you are applying for and the days and hours you are available)

2) 2-3 References (please provide both the phone and email contact information and please include a Professor or other individual familiar with your work)

3) College or University Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

4) Optional: Writing Sample (approximately 3 pages)

Internships

Suggested Deadlines:

Summer internships

Application deadline: March 15

Duration: June-August

Fall Internships

Application deadline: August 30

Duration: January-March

Winter Internships

Application deadline: November 15

Duration: January-March

Spring Internships

Application deadline: December 15

Duration: January-May

 

The Dershowitz Group-

The Dershowitz Group (TDG), a Washington DC based public affairs and strategic communications firm servicing policy-based clients, accepts four interns three times per year (January-May, May-August, September-December). Undergraduates, recent graduates and graduate students with an interest in international affairs, security issues or energy security are encouraged to apply.

TDG services a wide range of clients including think tanks, foreign television stations, international humanitarian awards and coalitions of NGO’s. As vital members of the TDG team, interns are given substantive work and are often called to develop databases of influencers for relevant policy areas, draft business letters and talking points, and prepare client materials. Interns are frequently asked to take ownership of their projects and are given additional responsibilities based upon their professionalism and level of productivity.

Though the TDG internship program is unpaid, participants gain valuable skills, a broader understanding of the policy world, and given many networking opportunities. Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with senior staff with expertise in foreign policy, media relations, and journalism. Mentorship is an important part of this program. Brown-bag lunch seminars with clients and other persons of interest occur regularly for the benefit of each intern class. Learn more about our Intern Speaker Series. Interns will interact with clients. Strong writing and oral skills are required. A strong understanding of government, contemporary issues in foreign affairs, and journalism are preferred. Fluency in additional languages is a bonus. Applicants should indicate their proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe programs. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: internships@dershowitzgroup.com.

For more information, go to https://www.dershowitzgroup.com/new-index-1/.

 

Embassy of Israel: Washington DC

The Embassy of Israel offers fall, spring and summer internships for qualified college students. The internship program is designed to provide students with an inside look at the day-to-day activities of the Embassy. Interns are assigned projects in the fields of public diplomacy (academic affairs, inter-religious affairs, cultural affairs, and social media) and press. They are given the opportunity to help create public relations materials, respond to inquiries, research and manage information requests. Special projects may also be created for individual interns based on their skills and interests. The Embassy of Israel internship program is an excellent opportunity for college students to receive valuable insight into U.S.-Israel relations and the nature of Israeli diplomacy. Interns are encouraged to attend the many events that take place regularly at the Embassy. Applicants should possess strong interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills as well as administrative abilities. Travel experience in Israel and knowledge of Israeli politics, society and culture are preferred. Students with strong computer skills, including experience with graphic design and multimedia editing, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The fall deadline for this internship has already passed. Please check the following website for internship opportunities: http://www.israelemb.org/washington/AboutTheEmbassy/Pages/About-the-embassy.aspx

 

AJC (Amer. Jewish Congress) Global Jewish Advocacy

Location: Boston, MA

The American Jewish Congress is a dynamic organization, with a unique perspective, a deep sense of purpose and the courage and tenacity to tackle crucial issues of concern to the Jewish community at home and abroad. Of high priority on our current agenda is challenging the BDS movement (boycott, divestment & sanctions) to delegitimize and isolate Israel, as we continue the agency’s efforts to bring about peace in the Middle East. AJCongress serves as a prominent voice in Washington and maintains its historic role in protecting and preserving the civil rights and liberties of all Americans.

The Boston office of AJC is seeking an intern, whose primary focus will concern advocacy, program, and communications support. S/he must have strong oral and written communications skills, a capacity to comfortably relate to a wide variety of people, a positive attitude, and a disposition for managing details. In addition, the candidate should demonstrate a capacity for research and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of social media is a plus.

The Boston office is a small office with a large agenda. The successful candidate will be someone who is an energetic self-starter, who knows how to work well on a team, is comfortable in a fast-paced environment, works well under pressure, has the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances, enjoys a challenge and wants to grow professionally. The position is unpaid at 16-20 hours per week with a minimum of a 12 week commitment. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to longer term arrangements, such as the summer + 1 semester and/or 2 semesters.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest (including times/dates you are available to work) and resume to Rebecca Keys at keysr@ajc.org.

– See more at: http://www.ajc.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=7oJILSPwFfJSG&b=8514007&ct=14557609&notoc=1#sthash.GpRE0Ip5.dpuf

*Internships are frequently posted. Check http://www.ajc.org/site/c.7oJILSPwFfJSG/b.8467179/k.9DC6/Internships.htm for the latest internship opportunities. 

The Washington Institute of Middle East Studies:

Since its founding in 1985, The Washington Institute has served as a training ground for future policymakers in both Democratic and Republican administrations. During its quarter-century history, an impressive array of talented scholars has been associated with the Institute. They have gone on to join government and help shape American foreign policy in the Middle East. At the same time, upon completion of their public service, some of the best minds from government are attracted to the Institute. This exchange of ideas and people with the executive branch is very much a part of The Washington Institute’s effectiveness.

Research Intern

Full-time and part-time research internships at The Washington Institute are open to current undergraduates as well as recent graduates with a bachelor’s degree. Interns provide research and administrative support to Institute staff. Internships are unpaid.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by email (please include the phrase “Internship Application” in the subject line) or by post to:

Eric Trager, RA/Intern Program Coordinator

raintern@washingtoninstitute.org

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

1828 L Street NW, Suite 1050

Washington, DC 20036

Please include your availability in your cover letter. State whether you are available full time, and when you are available to start. Note that while the Institute prefers applicants who can work full time, we occasionally have room for part-time interns.

No phone calls please.

Application deadlines for internship terms:

  • Fall (September to December): July 15
  • Winter/Spring (January to May): November 1
  • Summer (June to August): April 1

*For more information and current internship opportunities at the Washington Institute, go to http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/about/employment

The Hudson Institute Internship:

Hudson Institute is one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in the world. Founded in 1961 by Herman Kahn and headquartered in Washington D.C. Hudson has garnered local, national, and international acclaim with its hands-on research and offers a unique opportunity to work with Hudson researchers in policy areas.

Hudson Institute is one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in the world. Founded in 1961 by Herman Kahn and headquartered in Washington D.C. the Institute offers internships in our office in Washington, D.C. to undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduate students. Hudson has garnered local, national, and international acclaim with its hands-on research and offers a unique opportunity for its interns to work with Hudson researchers in policy areas such as Campaign Reform, Economic and Employment Policy, Middle East Studies, Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, National Security Studies, and Science in Public Policy.

Internship Program Duties

  • Hudson interns are required to devote a minimum of 15 hours per week in an unpaid capacity.
  • Fall, winter, spring, and summer internships are available each year.
  • Some programs hire interns on an as-needed basis, so please take a look at Hudson’s interest areas to see if we do work in a field that interests you.
  • Unless specified below, to apply for a Hudson Institute Internship, please email a cover letter, résumé, and your area of interest to interncoordinator@hudson.org

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please see http://www.hudson.org/about/employment for more information.

 

Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City-

Volunteer/intern at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The Museum has general volunteer/internships available to high school and university students that provide exposure to the programs and services provided by the Museum. Offered on a rolling basis according to departmental need, students can expect to volunteer in a broad range of capacities in support of the various functions of the Museum. To apply, download an application at: http://www.mjhnyc.org/documents/InternApplication.pdf. For more information, go to http://www.mjhnyc.org/l_students_internships.html.

 

Council on Foreign Relations-

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization,

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executivesjournalistseducators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.

The Council on Foreign Relations’ Internship Program offers outstanding volunteer opportunities for college students, graduate students, and graduates focusing on international relations and who are pursuing a career in foreign policy or a related field. Volunteer interns are recruited year-round on a semester basis to volunteer in both the New York and Washington, DC, offices, and all volunteer internships are filled on a rolling basis. An intern’s volunteer duties generally consist of program coordination, research, editing, and writing. The volunteer internships are unpaid.

Please email (humanresources@cfr.org), mail or fax a resume and a cover letter specifically mentioning the position for which you are applying.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information, go to: http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/internships.html

The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs-

JINSA was founded in 1976 as a non-profit, non-partisan organization to advocate on behalf of a strong U.S. military, a robust national security policy, and a strong U.S. security relationship with Israel and other like-minded democracies. JINSA’s mandate is to:

  • Provide leadership and affect policy on crucial issues of national security and foreign policy;
  • Promote American security cooperation with like-minded democratic countries including, but not limited to, Israel;
  • Engage the American defense community about the role Israel can and does play in securing

Western, democratic interests in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions; and

  • Improve awareness in the general public, as well as in the Jewish community of the importance of a strong American defense capability.

JINSA offers volunteer, unpaid internship opportunities, both full and part time, throughout the year. Prospective interns should be hard working, enthusiastic and flexible individuals who possess or seek a working knowledge of program development, while obtaining practical skills and experiencing firsthand the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization.

There are no deadlines for applications. If you are interested in joining a positive environment dedicated to American security, please set a cover letter and resume to Leo Nayfeld at lnayfeld@jinsa.org and include “internship” in the subject. Please do not call.

 

Americans for Peace Now-

Are you passionate about achieving Middle East peace? Are you ready to take your activism to the next level? Are you a college student who is looking to get work experience? We encourage you to apply for an internship at Americans for Peace Now for a chance to see first-hand how pro-peace advocacy plays out in Washington.

Intern duties may include the following:

Organizing events to reach out to interns at other organizations.

Tracking coverage of the peace process in Jewish and other major news outlets.

Conducting legislative research.

Utilizing new media tools to publicize APN’s message.

Research and writing opportunities (based on experience).

Assisting in administrative work.

Qualifications:

Strong written and communication skills.

Computer and internet research skills.

Knowledge of the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli relations.

Experience in film editing, graphic design, social media, or web development a plus.

A special effort will be made to find projects for interns within their field of interest. Interns will be exposed to legislative strategy and the day-to-day workings of efforts to advance Middle East peace. Candidates who can commit to working at least 20 hours per week are preferred. This is an unpaid position. For more information about this organization, please visit www.peacenow.org.

Applications considered on a rolling basis. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: Aaron Mann, amann@peacenow.org. Please include “APN Internship Program” in the subject line.

 

ISRAEL:

Israel Science and Technology-

The inaugural year of Onward Israel Science & Technology will give participants the opportunity to live in the vibrant southern city of Be’er Sheva and to work with emerging startups, more established companies as well as research centers and universities in the Negev. As a part of the Onward Israel community, participants will travel both as a group and on their own to explore Israel through the lens of science and technology in the start-up nation!

Cost: $300

Included: housing, insurance, food stipend, ground transportation and program costs.

All participants are responsible for cost of and arranging their own flights.

This Onward Israel program is heavily subsidized by the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other lead philanthropists through The Jewish Agency for Israel.  The program is organized by Israel Experts.

Acceptance Criteria: 

This program is open to young adults aged 19-27, from around the world, with an interest in working in a science or tech driven work environment. In order to apply, you must NOT have done the following:

1)     Spent More than 3 months collectively in Israel on peer-programming

2)     Participated in another Onward Israel or MASA program

3)     Completed secondary education at a Jewish day school in North America

Onward Israel Science and Technology is one of our global, field of interest based programs, designed for applicants with a specific interest in working and exploring Israel through this topical lens.

If you have questions about your eligibility or for more information about these programs in general, please contact Rebecca Zuck at RebeccaZ@jafi.org.

For more information, go to: http://www.onwardisrael.com/category/science-and-technology-apply-now

Registration to the program is now closed.

 

Onward Israel Museum Culture and Communication-

In partnership with Beit Hatfutsot: The Museum of Jewish Peoplehood participants will have the opportunity to work within the many growing facets of one of Israel’s national institutions with interns from all corners of the world. From event planning and online marketing to database management and archival footage sourcing, this program is suited for anyone interested in having a unique internship and exploring Israel’s leading cultural and historical institutions. Space is limited and only 15 participants will be selected to intern for this year’s program.

Dates: 

To be decided.

Cost: 

To be decided.

Included: housing, insurance, food stipend, ground transportation and program costs.

All participants are responsible for cost of and arranging their own flights.

This Onward Israel program is heavily subsidized by the Jewish Agency and the Beacon and Shapira Foundations. This program is facilitated in partnership with Beit Hatfutsot: The Museum of the Jewish Peoplehood and is organized by Israel Experience.

Accommodations: 

Apartments or dorm-style housing in close proximity to Beit Hatfutsot, located on the Tel Aviv University Campus in Ramat Aviv, a suburb of Tel Aviv.

Acceptance Criteria: 

This program is open to young adults aged 19-27, from around the world, with an interest in working in a science or tech driven work environment. In order to apply, you must NOT have done the following:

4)     Spent More than 3 months collectively in Israel on peer-programming

5)     Participated in another Onward Israel or MASA program

6)     Completed secondary education at a Jewish day school in North America

Onward Israel Museum Culture and Communication is one of our global, field of interest based programs. Designed and geared towards applicants with a specific interest in working and exploring Israel through this topical lens.

If you have questions about your eligibility or for more information about these programs in general, please contact Rebecca Zuck at RebeccaZ@jafi.org

For more information about Beit Hatfutsot: The Museum of the Jewish Peoplehood, visit http://www.bh.org.il/

Dates and application deadlines are to be decided.

 

Middle East Institute-

The Leadership Development Internship Program at the Middle East Institute is designed to provide students or recent graduates considering a career in a Middle East related field with hands-on experience at a Washington, DC-based, nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on the Middle East. Interns obtain guidance, experience, and exposure to the Washington policy and scholarly community while developing professional skills with interns from all over the world. For more information about the internships offered through the Middle East Institute, click the link below.

Deadlines:

Fall (September – December): July 7

Spring (January– May): November 15

Summer (June – August): March 15

For more information, go to: http://www.mei.edu/internships-0

 

Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) –

The Israel Democracy Institute is an independent, non-partisan “think-and-do tank” dedicated to strengthening the foundations of Israeli democracy.

IDI offers a few different internships aimed at people with undergraduate, graduate, and professional backgrounds.  Interns would spend a minimum of 6 weeks at the Institute in Jerusalem and these internships are available year round, although most interns choose to participate during the summer.  Proficiency in both English and Hebrew is not required, but preferred.  Internships are not paid, and there is no meal or transportation stipends.  No deadlines for submissions, applications available year round.

  • Website Internship is looking for applicants who can go to Israel to help work on the brand-new IDI website.  Interns would have to edit, format, and proofread content from the old website being transferred over.
  • Development Internship will have interns work with IDI’s development and marketing teams on a specific project(s) over 6 weeks.  Project will vary depending on skills of intern.  For example, projects could be related to marketing support, public relations, or communications operations.
  • Constitutional Law Internship interns will work closely with an IDI research team focusing on law and the legislative process.  Special advantages to those that have constitutional law backgrounds or have worked with members of Congress.  Will do three days of work per week.
  • Research Internship interns will be assigned to one of IDI’s 7 research programs.  This position involves working closely with the Research Fellow and research staff in a particular subject area.  Your application will benefit from a close match between your area of expertise and the research agenda of a particular IDI project.

There is no application deadline. For more information about the internships, go to http://en.idi.org.il/about-idi/internships-at-idi/.

 

Arava Institute–

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is the premier environmental studies and research program in the Middle East. Accredited through Ben-Gurion University, the Arava Institute houses academic programs, research centers, and international cooperation initiatives focusing on a range of environmental concerns and challenges.

With a student body comprised of Jordanians, Palestinians, Israelis, and students from around the world, the Arava Institute offers students an exceptional opportunity to learn from leading professionals while forming friendships and developing skills that enable them to lead the region and the world in solving today’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Application deadlines are rolling.

http://arava.org/application-online-form/

 

Economic Cooperation Foundation

ECF is an Israeli policy planning think-tank dedicated to achieving an Israeli-Palestinian two state solution; to promote peace, security and prosperity for Israel and its Arab neighbors; and to promote Middle East regional stability.

Internship opportunities are available at the ECF. Internships at ECF provide an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand experience working at Israel’s leading policy planning organization while contributing your time and skills to support our work.

Applicants should be willing to commit for a minimum period of three months. Please note that internships are unpaid.

Qualifications:

Excellent English-language (mother tongue) writing and editing skills

Good computer skills

Preference given to candidates with Hebrew or Arabic language skills

Analytic skills, determination, motivation and reliability

 

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please send a cover letter and CV by email to: ecf@ecf.org.il.

Please indicate the time period in which you are available to intern.

For more information, go to:http://www.ecf.org.il/about-ecf/internships

 

Onward Israel-

Onward Israel offers a competitive and attractive venue for young people seeking such experiences at affordable prices, and for time periods ranging from six to ten weeks. While meeting the individual needs of the participants and allowing them to advance their resumes, Onward Israel programs will also feature inspiring educational modules, with special attention dedicated to activism opportunities within local communities and institutions after program completion and to the development of a deeper understanding of Israel and enhanced Jewish identity and commitment.

There are dozens of different internship opportunities. Please apply now for a program. For more information, go to: http://www.onwardisrael.com/category/internship-1-2-3-4

 

Amnesty International-

Amnesty International Israel is looking interns in Tel Aviv, Israel! We offer internships in various fields including:

  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers Campaign
  • Activism and Mobilization
  • Media, Communications, and Publications
  • Management Assistance
  • Human Resources and Fundraising

Interns are treated as part of the staff and engage in important work, via research, organizing public events, and work with decision-makers and rights holders. All of our internships are full-time and unpaid. Please check back for available vacancies.

If you are interested in an internship, please e-mail you CV to our intern coordinator at: intern.activism@amnesty.org.il. Additional details are available upon your request.

 

Magen David Adom –Volunteer 

The Magen David Adom volunteer program is an amazing opportunity for you to serve Israel, where it is often most needed. Volunteers are trained for one intensive week of study in Jerusalem and work on ambulances in all of Israel’s major cities for 4-5 weeks. Perfect for pre-med students and anyone who wants to feel real Israel.

For more information, go to: www.mdavolunteers.com

 

Destination Israel-Internship Program-

Destination Israel brings to you an opportunity to participate in our long or short-term Tel Aviv internship program, located in the most vibrant city and business hub in Israel. In a highly competitive job market, you need to make yourself stand out. Internships, therefore, are crucial for you before you can embark on your chosen career path. Whether you are a student, recent graduate or on a path to change careers, our internships in Israel will polish your resume with opportunities that many never get. Our internships in Israel are supported by over 400 leading companies from all major professional fields. We currently have interns in the following fields:

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Hi-Tech
  • Communications
  • Arts
  • Non-Profits
  • Education
  • Environment

Applications are rolling. For more information, go to: http://www.destinationisrael.com/tel-aviv-internship-experience/.

 

Destination Israel-Community Involvement

Destination Israel brings to you an opportunity to participate on our Israel volunteer programs in some of the most vulnerable populations. We offer you a variety of opportunities to volunteer in the educational and/or community frameworks, ranging from volunteering in schools, youth at risk centers, food kitchens to places such as animal shelters. Through our partnerships with municipality governments, schools and community-based organizations, we ensure that you can have an impact! As a participant in our Israel volunteer programs, you will focus on building strong communities, becoming role models for youth-at-risk, supporting cooperation among local Arab and Jewish residents, teaching English along with other opportunities. Wherever your passions lie, Destination Israel will help you put them to use!

For more information about what is included and different opportunities given, go to: http://www.destinationisrael.com/free-community-involvement/.

 

Negev Service Corps

Negev Service Corps is a new summer program for 20 Jewish students interested in a hands-on social justice experience in Israel. Students will spend a month interning with a social justice organization in the Negev and spend evenings and weekends exploring Israel and learning about Jewish values and justice. Staff from Repair the World will mentor participants upon their return to campus to help them in engaging students around the issues they learned about in Israel, while creating ongoing service opportunities connected to Israel on campus. This program is being managed by Hillel’s Social Entrepreneurship division, and is a joint program between Onward Israel, Yahel: Israel Service Learning, Repair the World and Hillel. This is open to all Hillel campuses and Hillel campus affiliates. Applications are open and being reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications are rolling. Apply here: http://www.onwardisrael.com/category/negev-service-corps

 

Young Judaea-

Whether this is your first time in Israel or you’re a regular at your favorite hummus place, Young Judaea Amirim offers you a totally unique summer – because it’s customized just for you! Part service and part adventure, our program offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture and make an impact on your world and your future! Spend one to two months with 18-26 year olds from Israel and abroad gaining valuable internship and volunteer experience that will add color to your resume. Plus, get access to a variety of activities including weekly trips, insightful speakers, and social happenings. Ready to create your own adventure? Come on Amirim and design your summer to meet your needs and have fun!

Please check the website for egistration. http://www.youngjudaea.org/home/programs-in-israel/college-beyond/young-judaea-amirim-experience/

Voyage to Medicine-

 

Deadline: May 15, 2017.

Voyage to Medicine is a fall-semester program for pre-med and other health/science undergraduate students. It combines aspects of clinical research, academic studies and volunteer work in coordination with TAU International, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, and Magen David Adom (the Israeli Red Cross).

The program provides a unique opportunity to gain experience in one of Tel Aviv area’s finest hospitals and its medical institutions, under the tutelage of expert physicians in the field. The medical facilities which make up Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, an 800-bed academic hospital, serve a broad spectrum of ethnic origins, cultural backgrounds and socio-economic levels of the Israeli population.

http://international.tau.ac.il/Voyage_to_Medicine_Program

 

Ethiopian National Project –

The Ethiopian National Project (ENP) unites global Jewry, the Government of Israel and the Ethiopian-Israeli community in its mission to advance the integration of Ethiopian-Israelis into Israeli society.

ENP is a partnership between the Jewish Federations of North America, the Government of Israel, representatives of Ethiopian Jewish community organizations, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Israel (JDC-Israel) and Keren Hayesod-UIA. ENP works in true partnership with the Ethiopian-Israeli community, involving them at local and national levels at every stage of the creation, implementation and evaluation of ENP programs.

 

Last year we had about a dozen college students from the United States who spend about seven weeks with us – spending about half the time running a summer camp for kids in Jerusalem, and about half their time working in our offices on things like social media, annual report design, video creation, etc.

For more information or to apply, go to: http://www.enp.org.il/en/volunteer_in_israel.php.

 

TALMA-

TALMA, the Israel Program for Excellence in English, is a three-week English-immersion program for Israeli elementary schoolchildren. Operating Sunday through Thursday from 08:00-13:00 for three weeks in July, TALMA offers experiential and substantial learning through a combination of frontal instruction, staff-led workshops, and third-party workshops.

For more information, email talma.israel@gmail.com

 

MASA Israel Teaching Fellowship-

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows aims to close the achievement gap in Israel’s education system by placing English-speaking college graduates as English teacher’s aides in schools throughout Israel. Fellows provide small group instruction and tutoring to elementary and middle school students, while reducing class sizes so full-time teachers can work more effectively.

The fellowship is a joint initiative of Israel’s Ministry of Education, Masa Israel Journey and The Jewish Agency for Israel to improve English learning outcomes for Israeli students, which are key indicators for students’ success in higher education and beyond.

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows are selected from a competitive applicant pool made up of Jewish college graduates from English-speaking countries. Fellows must have some experience as educators, either formal or informal, and must demonstrate the ability to excel in a challenging, cross-cultural environment.

To learn more about the MASA, go to: http://israelteachingfellows.org/the-fellowship-experience/the-experience/.

Applications are open for 2017. To apply, go to: http://israelteachingfellows.org/apply/preregistration.

 

Masa Israel Journey-

Masa will help you find immersive, 5- to 12-month gap-year, study abroad, and volunteer programs in Israel, plus grants and scholarships to make it possible.  Masa Israel also offers university graduates and young professionals a range of career development, internship, community service and graduate academic experiences in Israel. Immersing yourself in the culture of another country adds a valuable dimension to your professional and academic experience. Choose from a variety of internship opportunities and gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need to be competitive in today’s global economy or take action through community service.  Over 200 study, internship, and volunteer opportunities available through program search on website.

For more information, go to: http://postcollege.masaisrael.org/?utm_source=website-menu-intern&utm_medium=menu&utm_campaign=mainsite

 

Career Israel-

The Career Israel program is a five-month professional internship program open to college/university graduates from all over the world. The program provides internship placements in leading companies and organizations in the private and public sectors in Israel in every field including law, medicine, media, economics, politics, public relations, education, social work, engineering, computer science, advertising and business and more. The program also includes accommodations, a Hebrew study program, tours and extracurricular enrichment activities.

A professional internship in Israel is an impressive and prestigious addition to your resume and will enhance your future career development.

For more information, go to: http://careerisrael.com/placement-process/

 

Israel Government Fellows-

The Israel Government Fellows Program (IGF) is a Menachem Begin Heritage Center initiative in affiliation with Masa Israel. The program is endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister and offers outstanding and highly motivated young Jewish leaders an experience at the heart of the Israeli government. Alongside internships in government offices or policy and diplomacy organizations. The program provides educational seminars, Hebrew language instruction and tours around the country. It is the only existing program of its kind for non-Israelis and is available for young Jews aged 21-30 with at least a first degree. The program’s duration is ten months and is based in Jerusalem. As well as working closely with government officials, prominent thinkers or social activists, participants will attend weekly seminars and travel throughout the country. They will meet with Israeli officials, policy makers, journalists, and a wide range of public figures; as well as exploring their own connection to Israel, Zionism and the Jewish people. The program provides Fellows with invaluable work experience and leadership development.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and candidates can expect receive answer of their acceptance about two weeks after completing the application.

For more information or to apply, go to:  https://igfellows.wordpress.com/apply-now/.To turn in your application, or if you have any questions, email Odelia Ouzan at igf@begincenter.org.il

 

Peres Center for Peace-

The Peres Center offers exciting, challenging and hands-on internships and volunteer opportunities. If you are looking to gain real insight and experience into the operation and activities of Israel’s leading non-profit organization promoting peacebuilding between Israelis and Palestinians, Jews and Arabs, then the Peres Center is the place for you!

The Peres Center welcomes enthusiastic, motivated interns and volunteers to work with our staff and project managers on a wide variety of projects and activities. Unpaid internships and volunteer positions are designed to provide you with a hands-on experience in non-profit work and therefore we ensure your involvement in significant projects and activities directly affecting the work of the Peres Center

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply for an internship or volunteer placement, please send your CV / résumé: volunteer@peres-center.org. Please address the following points in your email: time frame available, area of interest and languages spoken by filling our application form. You will contact you as soon as possible and do our best to accommodate your availability and skills with our needs.

For more information, or to download the application, go to http://www.peres-center.org/internships.

 

Reut Institute-

The Reut Institute is a non-partisan and non-profit organization, designed to be the most effective force of change in Israel and the Jewish World.  The Reut Institute was established by Gidi Grinstein in 2004 to create a significant and substantive impact on the future of the State of Israel and the Jewish people and to make an indelibly Israeli and Jewish contribution to the future of humanity.

Graduate students and holders of advanced degrees are preferred. Interns must be able to at least follow conversation in Hebrew since most team and organizational processes are carried out in Hebrew. You must join for a minimum of 3 months.

As an intern, you would participate as full team members in team knowledge-development efforts and organizational processes. Your primary responsibilities include individual and team-based research in the field which the team is focused on by means of: reading documents, writing Reut concepts, preparation for and participation in knowledge-development meetings and brainstorming sessions.

This is a very competitive program with only 1-3 interns accepted per year. Interested candidates should send their resume to omri@reut.institute.org.There are no deadlines, positions will be filled with occupancy.

 

Institute for National Security Studies-

The Institute for National Security Studies launches and engages in innovative, relevant, high-quality research that shapes the public discourse of issues on Israel’s national security agenda, and provides policy analysis and recommendations to decision makers, public leaders, and the strategic community, both in Israel and abroad.  Offers internship positions to graduate students and academics with backgrounds in international relations, strategy, the Middle East, or Israel’s national security. Applicants should note that these are unpaid positions, and that the duration of the internship is at least six months, 20 hours a week.  Internship tasks range from basic data collection to pure research and publication. Internships are on a rolling basis.

Application should include:

1    A short introductory email, which lists expected dates and duration of stay.

2    An explanation of what you hope to achieve in an internship, and why you would like an internship in Israel.

3    A list of all courses taken that are relevant to fields studied at INSS.

4    Your best writing sample, again dealing with a relevant issue.

5    Preferred research field.

Applications should be sent to Yoel Guzanksy at yoelg@inss.org.il

GoEco-

Volunteer in Israel and discover the amazing cultural and natural diversity that has followed this land since biblical times. With GoEco you can fulfill an eco-tourism internship in the ancient city of Nazareth or rehabilitate animals in the vast Arava desert, obtain a Hostel Marketing and Travel Internships. You can also volunteer for a humanitarian cause such as the Tel Aviv Refugee Clinic. Based on years of development and in-depth field reports, GoEco presents you with a careful selection of excellent and affordable social and wildlife volunteer projects in Israel. Projects start off with an exciting GoEco orientation in Jerusalem.

For me information about the programs GoEco offers in Israel, go to http://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-the-middle-east.

*Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. There are several different internships.

 

POLAND

Global Education Leadership Poland Internships-

Interested students can choose among summer internship programs of three different durations: 8, 6 and 4 weeks in duration. The last day of the summer internship program is July 31, 2015 unless organizers, internship organization and student agree on a longer duration. While interning at the organization of their choice, students participate in a 4-week internship seminar and take a Polish language course at Collegium Civitas and earn the equivalent of 3 American credits in total. In addition, students can also enroll at a credited academic course and earn the equivalent of 2 American credits.

25-35 hours of internships per week for 4, 6, or 8 weeks (beginning on June 1 in 2015) yielding international professional networking and experience. Internships are generally in English and students choose their internships from a very diverse field of specializations and types of organizations that include public and private, international and domestic, non-for-profit and profit institutions specializing in:

-Government, Legal, & Constitutional Affairs

-European Integration & Diplomacy

-International Politics

-Human Rights, Migration & Refugees

-Media & Journalism

-Research & Analysis

-Internet Technology

-Civic Society & Local Community

-Community Service

-Civic & Political Education

-Arts & Culture, History & Curatorial Education

-Theater Education, Performance & Theatrology

-Jewish History, Jewish Arts & Culture

-Environment

-Public Health and Humanitarianism

For more information about the internship opportunities, click the link below: http://www.globaleducationleadership.org/internships-in-poland/

*Note, applications are due on the 20th of the month two months prior to the start date.*