Over 30 places to apply for internships in Israel for 2013.
In past years, this list has come out later in the school year, with some deadlines already missed. So this year, I wanted to get the list out early so that you could benefit as much as possible.
As you’ll see below, the trend this year is to not post application deadlines, and instead to let people apply until the program is full.
Just like in the past:
Each internship description below is more or less quoted from the source.
Except where noted, all the internships have fees of some sort, such as an application processing fee, and Masa Israel grants can make the fees easier to handle where noted.
Latest update: May 6, 2013
PhD Internship at Microsoft Research Israel – “Microsoft Research (MSR) Israel is looking for a PhD intern to join us in research spanning the gap between Computer Science (e.g., Machine Learning, Computational Sociology, or Information Retrieval) and Medicine… MSR internships are either 12-week paid internships or long-term part-time positions… Intern candidates must be students enrolled in a relevant field of study. Candidates ideally should be in the second or third year of an established PhD program.” If you are interested, please submit your CV to Elad Yom-Tov: firstname.lastname@example.org. (NO FEES)
Summer 2013 internships
WUJS Israel – “a 5 month post college program that offers the ultimate Israel experience for Jewish young adults from around the world. The program is based in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv. WUJS Israel allows you the opportunity to intern with one of Israel’s leading companies or NGOs, or develop your artistic talent, while studying Hebrew and more. WUJS Israel will also help in your Aliyah process as part of its curriculum.” (The cost of WUJS Intern Tel Aviv for February 2013 is $5,150 – $3,150 with Masa grant and other scholarships available… No application deadline specified, but the internship runs from February 27th 2013 – July 28th 2013 and September 9th 2013 – February 9th 2014)
Microsoft R&D Israel Summer Internships – for graduates/PhD students “in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or a related field… Internships are lasting approximately 10-12 weeks in Haifa and Herzliya offices with maximum flexibility.” Apply by “by sending your CV to email@example.com and indicating in the mail title “Summer Internship”.” (NO FEES)
Shurat Hadin Israel Law Center Summer/Winter Internship Program – Legal. (No application deadline specified, but the summer internship runs on March 15th, 2013, NO FEES)
Otzama Internships in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv – During this stage of the program each participant will work in a top level NGO that is dedicated to making real change. (No application deadline specified, but the internship runs from March 24 – June 23, 2013)
Birthright Israel Excel Fellowship – “a selective 10-week summer fellowship program in Israel for 20 talented Jewish rising college juniors and seniors from around the world who are planning to pursue careers in business and/or technology.” There are also opportunities for Israeli students to help in the program as “Israeli Peers” (NO FEES)
Real Life Israel’s Israel Internship Track – for young Jewish adults aged 20 – 30. “The Jerusalem-based immersion program designed to give you the most authentic impression of real life in Israel.” (The Winter Internship runs February 5th through July 1st. Registration is open for the September 2013 session.)
Real Life Israel’s Research Fellowship – “a Semester-long immersion and Research Fellowship program that is designed to give you an authentic experience of real life in Israel.” Tuition for Summer 2013 Internship is relevant until March 31st, 2013. Between April 1st and May 10th, tuition increases to $2000. APPLY NOW! (No application deadline specified, but the Summer Internship for 2013 will take place from July 10th- August 26th)
Career Israel Summer Track – You will intern 25-30 hours each week at your internship, and you will still get to travel and see parts of Israel you have never experienced. (No application deadline specified, but the Summer Internship for 2013 will take place from June 5, 2013 – August 10, 2013)
Yavneh Olami’s Summer Internship Program (SIP) – “open to students who have completed at least 1 full year of university …enables students and recent graduates from all over the world to intern in their fields of interest in Israel within a social and educational environment.” (The last day for application: 30 April 2013. Total Fee: $1300)
LIFE Program – “for Jewish young adults aged 21-30 from North America, Israel and around the world … work for social change in top NGOs in India & Israel.”
University of Haifa International School Internship Program – “Only students who are enrolled as full-time students in the International School are eligible for the Internship Program, and students must have already completed at least one year of university study (anywhere)… Internships are mostly focused in the areas of social services, health services, and education.” Masa grants are applicable.
Career Israel Internship Program – “…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, Business, and more…”
Masa Internships in Israel – for young Jewish adults ages 18-30. “Internship fields include: architecture, advertising, arts, athletics, business, co-existence, education, engineering, environment, fashion finance, health, hospitality, journalism, law, marketing, music and entertainment, politics and international relations, public policy, public relations, science and technology, social action, social justice, social work and more.” There’s a complete list here. Masa grants are applicable.
The Magshimey Herut Internship Program – only Jews or people eligible for the Law of Return. “We have placed interns in various companies and organizations around Israel in fields including: law, theatre, engineering, sales, marketing, real estate, social work, computer science, graphic design, hospitality, politics, education, public relations, business, medicine, and more.” ($250 application fee)
Oranim’s Tel Aviv Internship Experience – for non-Israeli Jews 18-35, depending on country of origin. “You will have the chance to pursue an internship in whatever career path you choose. If you would rather take a break from the hustle-and-bustle of office work, choose a meaningful volunteer placement instead.” Masa grants are applicable.
Oranim’s Free Eilat Hotel Experience – for non-Israeli Jews 18-35, depending on country of origin. “Earn valuable experience in the hotel and tourism industries while living and playing in Israel’s resort city.” (no fee under certain conditions) Masa grants are applicable.
Oranim Short-Term Internship – for non-Israeli Jews 18-35, depending on country of origin. “Internships are available throughout the country, in every field. Head to Jerusalem and intern for an MK (Knesset Member); live beachside in Tel Aviv and work in marketing; settle in Haifa and join an international hi-tech firm – we’ll find you the right position in the right city. Internships are available for two months and longer…” Masa grants are applicable.
Oranim Summer Internship – similar to Oranim’s Short-Term Internship program but limited to 2.5-3 months. Masa grants are applicable.
World Likud Internship Program – “open to young Likud supporters from around the world… the opportunity for young bright minds to actively participate in various activities of the Likud Party in Israel.”
JCPA Internship Program – “The Jerusalem Center is a growing and evolving institution and intern research assistants are important to this development. Interns bring their own expertise and insight to the research, providing the center with a valuable resource.” (NO FEES)
Intel Internships – for “bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral students in engineering, science, and business-related fields.” (NO FEES, PAID). If you can read Hebrew, there are more opportunities on their Students site.
Google EMEA Internships – “you should be returning to university afterward, or the internship should be a formal part of completing your studies … to maximise your chances of success we encourage you to apply as early as possible in the academic year.” (NO FEES, PAID)
OnTarget Communications Technical Writing Internship Program – “geared towards individuals who want to embark on a career as a technical writer.” (NO FEES)
MISTI MIT-Israel Internships – For MIT students and graduates. “Three-month summer internships (June-August) or longer internships (after graduation or while enrolled in a Ph.D. program) in dozens of corporations and research institutions across Israel.” The deadline for summer internships was January 26 although they say you can still contact them afterward to see if anything is still available.
Gvahim Young Leaders – Internship Program – applicants should be at least 21 years old and have studied at least 3 years. Participants all get free Hebrew classes and events “such as meeting with Israeli leaders or visiting successful companies.” There are 4 sessions each year (beginning Jan.1st, March 15th, June 1st and Sept.1st) so apply asap to get in to the next one. (NO FEES, monthly stipend)
Jesus Trail Internship Program – Jesus Trail interns will be integrally involved in resource development and marketing this world-class experience and exciting start-up in the field of responsible eco-tourism and narrative tourism. Internship period: August 20 2012 to Feb 20, 2013 (6 months), January 20, 2013 to July 20, 2013 (6 months), NO FEES
Interning with IRAC – As an integral member of our resource development and overseas communications department, the intern participates in communicating IRAC’s vision and current activities to the Diaspora by helping write and produce content for IRAC’s newsletters, website, online social networks and blog. (NO FEES)
ARDC Teaching Internship – Teaching. (No application deadline specified, but the internship runs on January 27,2013, NO FEES)
Moshe Dayan Center Research Internships – An internship with the Moshe Dayan Center provides a unique experience to work intimately with a group of world-renowned scholars and experts in Middle Eastern and African Studies. (NO FEES)
University of Haifa International School Internship Opportunities – Only students who are enrolled as full-time students in the International School are eligible for the Internship Program. (NO FEES) Masa grants are applicable.
Israel Government Fellows Internship Program – for fluent English speakers between 22-30 years old who have a Bachelor’s Degree plus a minimum 2 years work experience OR a Master’s Degree. “Fellows are placed in positions of genuine responsibility working with senior figures in the Israeli government and will be placed in accordance with their skills and interests as well as with manpower needs of the government.” (Application Fee: $100) Masa grants are applicable.
Jinternship.com – Internships in every field for Jewish college students who want a unique opportunity to intern in Israel and explore their Jewish heritage. Costs range from $350 up, depending on the length of the program.
5 tips on finding more Israel internships
1) Career Israel’s Internship Search
Search Career Israel’s regularly-updated internship listings (will open in a new window)
2) Israeli universities
Search their websites for the word “internship”:
Search LinkedIn for Israel-based people with the keyword “internship” in their profiles. Results will include internship coordinators and former interns, both of whom might be able to connect you with a new opportunity.
Click here to search now (the results will appear in a new window or tab)
4) Ask companies directly
Many companies, especially large multinationals, offer internships in Israel.
Simply google “company name + Israel + internship”
5) Talk to your local Israel chamber of commerce
Here’s a long list of them:
Question of the article
Heard of any other internships I should add to the list? Tell us in the comments.