Over 50 internships in Israel for you to check out this year.
UPDATE: this article is out of date. Find the latest, most current list of Israel internships here.
Top Israel Interns provides prestigious internship programs in just about every field or profession. Their 6-week Summer programs, and 5-month programs during the Spring or Fall are perfect for those looking to boost their career, and enter the job market.
This recognized Masa partner also provides high-class living accommodations in either Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Visit their website to explore hundreds of internship options today. Scholarships and grants are also available, so speak to an internship coordinator to discover a world of opportunities.
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One important tip to keep in mind: if you're interested in an internship whose submission deadline passed already, don't let that stop you- contact the organization asap to see if they can make an exception for your completed application, which is more likely to happen than if they need to wait for you to fill it out.
You'd be surprised how often this works. Your extra step shows you're extra-motivated to join them, and that passion can go a long way.
On to the list…
TopIsraelInterns.com – “provides prestigious internships in a wide variety of fields and professions. Their 6-week Summer programs, and 5-month programs (Spring, or Fall), are perfect for those looking to boost their career, and enter the job market. Explore their internship options today.” (NO FEES)
The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) Internships – “We offer internship positions to graduate students and academics with backgrounds in international relations, strategy, the Middle East, or Israel's national security… tasks range from basic data collection to pure research and publication.” (NO FEES)
The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development Internships – for university/college students and graduates. ICSD is a Jerusalem-based non-profit that carries out its mission through multiple programs: A cross-cultural (Jewish and Arab) women’s environmental group; seminars on faith and ecology for seminary students and religious leaders; group tours on the connection between ecology, faith teachings, and the Holy Land; and an international faith and science cohort that works through media and discourse to address climate change. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. (NO FEES)
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, theater, engineering, sales, marketing, real estate, social work, computer science, graphic design, hospitality, politics, education, public relations, business, medicine, and more.” ($250 application fee)
JCPA Internship Program – “The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is a leading Israeli think tank dealing with Israel's security needs. Interns may engage in research and/or marketing/social media activities.” (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.
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 undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni. “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.”
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 1st, June 1st and Sept.1st) so apply asap to get in to the next one. (costs differ per session)
African Refugee Development Center (ARDC) Internships – Volunteering in different education and coordinator-type roles. (NO FEES)
Amira Margalith Research Internship Program – 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)
Jinternship.com – Internships with Jerusalem-based companies 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, and include room and other amenities.
Heinrich Böll Stiftung Internships – The Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBS) is the German green foundation affiliated with the German Green Party… Internship positions are usually available for a period of three months, four days a week. Unfortunately, interns do not receive any kind of remuneration or coverage of travel expenses… Project areas you might work on include: Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development, Women’s Rights and Gender Democracy, Strengthening Civil Society and Democratic Participation, Foreign and Security Policy, and German-Israeli Relations. Internship opportunities are available from April 2016 on.
The Global Intern – An internship abroad is an amazing experience that will have a profound influence on you today and throughout your future as a professional. For the same cost as just three to six credits at an American university, a global internship will: Make you stand out from the crowd, both in your resume and graduate school application; Offer you an authentic experience abroad, where you immerse yourself in a unique culture as a local, not just as a tourist; Give you a leg up in the job market with highly-valued international work experience, something especially important to international firms; Put your classroom lessons into action by applying them to real world situations; Start your lifelong process of building quality professional contacts, essential to your career growth now and in years to come.
The Israel Democracy Institute – IDI offers a small number of exciting internship opportunities for exceptional candidates with an undergraduate, graduate or professional background. The program provides a unique opportunity to work with IDI scholars and staff on policy proposals aimed at strengthening Israeli democracy. Interns spend a minimum of six weeks at the Institute in Jerusalem, during which they participate fully in the daily life of IDI. Although interns typically choose to spend their summer at IDI, the program is open year-round.
Palestine-Israel Journal – “An internship with the Journal provides for a unique experience to work intimately with Palestinians and Israelis who are engaged in ongoing dialogue and exploration of all the central questions on the common Israeli-Palestinian agenda and are seeking to promote a fair and just peace between Israel and Palestine.” Internships at the Journal can be part-time or full-time. Interns are with us for a period of one to several months. Our office hours are Sunday through Thursday, from 9am to 5pm.
Amnesty International Israel – Amnesty International Israel is looking for 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. If you are interested in an internship, please e-mail your CV to our intern coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details are available upon request.
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 peace building between Israelis and Palestinians, Jews and Arabs, then the Peres Center is the place for you!
Windows for Peace Internship Program – “Interns and volunteers with Windows are offered a unique opportunity to work within an organization with over 20 years of peacebuilding experience. There are many different ways you can become involved in the work of Windows, by interning at one of our centers in Tel Aviv-Jaffa or Nablus or through volunteering remotely from your home. We are especially interested in applicants for roles related to social media, fundraising, events coordination, web development and design, and translation work. Minimum of 3 months/15 hours per week. Windows internships provide an opportunity to learn about the complexities of the Palestinian/Israeli reality and contribute to the promotion of just peace.”
Marom Group – is an international philanthropic solutions firm, located in Tel Aviv and operates worldwide. We specialize in creating customized operational and social financial models built to achieve long lasting impact. These models generate distinctive solutions that create modern ways to bridge the gap between social projects and the capital needed to finance them. Thus, in 2016 we are looking for interns that are interested in both the social/ third sector and the business sector and that are committed to a 4+ months internship period. Marom Group interns are responsible for mapping, research, reach out and relationship building with potential partners- philanthropic foundations, NGOs, governments, corporations, etc. For more info contact- email@example.com
Ma'ase Olam Israel Teaching Fellows – Ma'ase (“deed” or “action” in Hebrew) is an award winning non-profit organization that was established in 2004 to promote equal opportunity and civic leadership among young adults from Israel’s peripheries through volunteer and follow-up programs. Ma'ase Olam, a project of Ma'ase, runs joint 10-month service learning programs bringing together young adults from Israel and the Diaspora to do meaningful service work in communities in Israel’s geographic and social periphery. Ma'ase Olam organizes Israel Teaching Fellows, an opportunity for exemplary college graduates to teach English in Israel on a 10-month service program. Our goal is to address Israel’s educational achievement gap and the widespread underperformance of youth in low-income communities. (Fee: $1,050. A 10-month program that runs annually from approx. August 27-June 30)
Israel Forever Foundation – Internships are an incredible way to expand your professional experience. As an intern with Israel Forever, you will be actively involved in the fulfillment of our mission to connect Jews around the world with Israel. Opportunities are available in our main centers of Washington DC and Israel, or as a part of our “virtual office” from your corner of the world, allowing our team to reflect the international nature of our global community.
StarTAU Internship Programs – We offer young and aspiring professionals from around the world the opportunity to receive a direct exposure into the bustling and exciting innovation scene. During their time with us, each intern will be assigned to one of our departments and work closely with the director, management and the rest of the team. After their internship, each person will become a part of the exclusive and lucrative community of StarTAU Brand Ambassadors. These ambassadors are our link to entrepreneurship communities abroad, and will receive updates, event invitations, business opportunities and much more.
Masa-Tlalim Enterprise Internship – Our 5-month Enterprise Internship program will build your professional skills while allowing you the freedom to explore the vibrant Israeli culture and meet new people from all over the world! Work with industry experts in startups around Tel Aviv to build experience and learn from the best of the best. Pay $75 application fee. Masa grants are applicable. (Dates: March 14th – August 14th, 2016, September 1st, 2016 – January 31st, 2017)
Yahel Social Change Program – The Yahel Social Change Program is a unique 9-month service learning experience for young adults between the ages of 21 and 27. The program combines hands-on volunteer work with in-depth learning and immersion. Participants are placed in either the city of Lod or the Ramat Eliyahu neighborhood in Rishon LeZion, working with diverse communities such as the Ethiopian-Israeli, Arab-Israeli and others. (Early Bird Application Deadline: January 1, 2016, Final Deadline: March 1, 2016. Program Dates: October 6, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Costs only $1,000 (including flight) for those eligible for a Masa Grant. )
Winter 2016 internships
The I Know First Internship Program – “open to brilliant candidates from around the world. We offer various positions such as financial analyst, marketing strategist, quantitative analyst, web designer and more… The role may evolve into a full-time paid position.” (NO FEES)
Europ Network – sales and marketing internship (minimum 2 months) and an e-business internship (minimum 3 months).
Israel-Asia Center Jobs and Internships – The Israel-Asia Center is currently seeking intern candidates for a number of positions.
Livnot Onward Israel: Ultimate Internship – The Onward Israel: Ultimate Internship is challenging and exciting. Full of hikes through waterfalls and canyons and filled with Jewish learning in nature and in the community of Tzfat, the Ultimate Internship is good for your resume, body and soul. (Program Dates: June 6 – July 17, 2016. Fee: $500, includes six weeks of accommodation, hiking, programming, spirituality workshops, 2 meals per day.)
Livnot Israel Internships – internships in a wide variety of areas, from photography and videography, PR & marketing and fundraising too.
Jesus Trail Internship Program – The Jesus Trail is a 40-mile hiking trail in the Galilee region of Israel that connects sites from the life of Jesus. The trail is marked and open to the public. We work to create hiker resources, orient and educate hikers, network and develop local businesses, and conduct PR to raise awareness about the trail. The Jesus Trail intern will be expected to work 40 hours per week with at least two days off per week. Some travel required. Interns to receive a monthly stipend. (No Posted Internship Periods yet)
Career Israel 5-Month Program – “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 2016 will take place from January 26, 2016- June 5, 2016, $50 application fee)
WUJS Israel – “over 400 customized internship and arts placements. Options Include: high tech, medical research, journalism, TV, new media, marketing, human rights, politics, photography, film production, visual arts and more.. As a WUJS intern you’ll learn Hebrew in our private Ulpan, and learn more about the country with weekly trips exploring different areas and themes in Israeli culture. You’ll also develop friendships with Israeli students who also join the program’s activities.” (In addition to the Masa Israel grant, WUJS provides generous scholarships, with Young Judaea alumni eligible for further discounts.)
Summer 2016 internships
Lirom Global Education Academic Internship – “Whether you are a student, recent graduate or on a path to change careers, our internships in Israel will polish your resume with amazing opportunities that many never get.” Many different industries are available. Starts June 2016 so apply asap. (Fees: $350 per credit, Internship Placement Fee: $500)
Way More Israel – co-ed, ages 19-28. “You'll spend an incredible seven weeks living in Jerusalem's historic Old City while learning Hebrew, volunteering and building your career. You'll have an authentic Israel experience as you live like a local. With trips, classes/workshops on timely Jewish topics and amazing internship positions, you'll get way more than you ever imagined.” Now accepting applications. (February 7 – June 29, 2016, June 26 – August 18, 2016, the program costs $350, not including airfare)
Brenden Mann Israel Internship Program – “The Brenden Mann Israel Internship Program provides students with unparalleled professional summer internship opportunities in a country of vibrant life, multifaceted communities, and sweeping entrepreneurship.” (Now accepting applications for Summer 2016. Total Fees: $3,200.)
World Mizrachi's Enterprise Israel – Enterprise Israel (formerly SIP) is a 6+ week co-ed program run by World Mizrachi together with Ohr Torah Stone. Enterprise offers students and recent graduates from all over the world a chance to intern in their fields of interest in Israel, whilst learning leadership skills, and learning and discovering more about Israel and Judaism, all within a social and educational environment. Enterprise participants spend their days hard at work in order to experience working conditions, explore employment opportunities and make contacts. The internships are unpaid. Program runs from June 21 – August 8, 2016. ($50 application fee non-refundable, $1900 program fee. Last date for application: 31 March 2016. Applications made after 31 March will incur a $200 late-fee.)
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)
Israel Tech Challenge Interns – “A heavily subsidized, resume-building program for talented tech students, offering a paid internship in high-level companies while living in Tel Aviv area, and experiencing the Israeli hi-tech culture.” (Internship runs from June 15th – August 21st, 2016. Total Cost: $1000 and includes accommodation in Tel Aviv and educational contents) Registration is now open.
Summer Science Research Internships for Yeshiva University Students at Bar-Ilan University – “The BIU-YU Summer Science Research Internship program places select undergraduates from Yeshiva College and Stern College in one of the state-of-the-art research laboratories of Bar-Ilan's Life Science, Exact Science, or Engineering Faculties. It enables talented undergraduate science majors to take part in the research of one of Bar-Ilan's more than 180 distinguished science and engineering faculty members.” (dates have not yet been published for 2016, but the site does say there will be a program again this year. Click through to see if an update has been announced.)
AMIRIM – The WUJS Summer Experience – The perfect blend of structure and freedom to explore Israel on your own. You choose the length! 4 or 8 week options. You choose the location! Tel Aviv, Bat Yam and Jerusalem. Option to combine Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in one summer. Rich itinerary of inspiring day and overnight tours relating to Judaism, Israel and the Middle East. Live in apartments with Israeli students your own age!
Onward Israel Hillel International Internship Program – Open to Jewish students on North American campuses who have had one previous short-term Israel experience- Birthright or a teen travel program. Preference for the Hillel International program will be given to students at campuses where the Hillel has formally committed to recruit and who are from communities who do not already offer a local federation Onward Israel program. (June 8 – August 3, 2016. Application deadline is March 15, 2016. Cost: $500)
iEngage Summer Internship 2016 – Interns will spend approximately 20-25 hours working on their research project. In addition, they will take 4-5 iEngage classes per week. These classes, built around the Shalom Hartman Institute iEngage curriculum, will be a chance for interns to become familiar with the academic work of the Institute and to learn with an array of Hartman scholars in an intimate classroom setting. Interns will participate in evening programming at the Institute, ranging from guest speakers and panels to concerts and film screenings. Interns will spend their first Shabbat in Jerusalem together with the Hartman community. (June 27, 2016 – August 4, 2016. The application submission deadline is March 1, 2016. Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions by March 15, 2016.)
Technion Research Internship Program – Applications for research internships are accepted on a rolling basis, and must be submitted at least three months in advance. Students are accepted for a research internship based on their academic merit. Internships are between three months and one year in duration and are available throughout the year, including the summer. (June – August 2016)
Summer in Jerusalem – “OU-JLIC and Orayta are organizing an opportunity for college students to live, learn and work in Jerusalem. Join us as we create an exciting social and religious summer community in the heart of the Old City!” For Religious Jewish college-aged men and women from June 22 – August 7, 2016. Participants will live together in the Old City, work in an internship during the day and study Torah in the evenings. ($800 if you set up an internship with Career Israel/$350 if you set up your own internship. Application deadline is April 1. Applications received after April 1 will be considered as space allows.)
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