The only list of internships in Israel you'll need this year.
Quit googling “israel internships summer 2018”. If you're considering an internship in Israel in 2018, you've come to the right place.
Not only does this article have the longest list of internships, it has answers to common questions, success stories to inspire you and help you choose, and even a downloadable spreadsheet you can use to keep track of your applications.
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.
How to use this list
Start by downloading your spreadsheet copy (will open in a new browser tab).
Next, go through the internships list below, using the spreadsheet to note which programs to apply for, and later, track your progress.
Keep in mind as you go through the list is that while some of the internships listed below are paid, many have significant fees to cover besides airfare and living expenses.
Even if your parents can help out or you can dip into some of your own savings, it might not be enough. So…
How will you fund your Israel internship?
Here are some ideas on how to pay your way:
Other questions and remarks I've had:
Any internships for non-Jews?
Many of the internships do specifically say they're aimed at Jews, but not all. If you're not Jewish, avoid organizations that specifically mention Judaism or Zionism in their name or internship description. If you take a look at the success stories, you'll see a few are from non-Jews.
Any internships for Israeli students?
Most of the programs are aimed at giving foreign students an authentic Israeli experience, which is why they often have fees such as for travel and accommodations. However, there are a few programs and openings that anyone can apply for, including local students. Basically, if the description doesn't mention the above fees, there's a good chance it's open to Israeli students as well.
The internship I want is no longer available, or the deadline has passed.
If there's an internship that interests you but the application deadline has passed, you should still reach out to the organization. On the one hand, there may be some flexibility if the application deadline was recent. On the other hand, last minute cancellations mean open spots for you.
Ultimately, the list is like a job board. It's up to the organizations featured to update about any changes to their listings.
What are the benefits of going through an internship placement program such as Top Israel Interns as opposed to applying to companies directly?
Chaya from TII says:
Get a taste of past interns' experiences by reading their stories:
A Chinese student interned at IN-VENT, a startup co-working space in Haifa:
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.” Fall Season is August 29, 2018- January 15, 2019. Fees, without a grant: $7,500 USD plus $750 utilities retainer ($150 of which will be refunded at end of program), while with grant: $3,000 – $4,500 USD plus $750 utilities retainer ($150 of which will be refunded at end of program).
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.” WUJSIntern/Art Fall 2018 Semester: August 13, 2018 – January 3 2019. Discount: $200 off if you've previously attended a Young Judaea camp or went on a YJ Israel program.
Clinical Data Programming Internship – TechnoSTAT is a cutting-edge Ra'anana-based clinical research firm that offers a wide range of services to global biomedical companies. If you are interested in data and clinical research, this 3-month (mid-July through mid-October 2018) internship is right for you. Interns who excel in the internship may be offered a full-time position at the conclusion of the internship. Interns will receive a stipend and local travel expenses are covered. To apply, start by registering for one of the testing dates by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Livnot Galilee Trek & Connect – Livnot, in partnering with the Israel Antiquities Authority and Onward Israel, is offering a community service program in the heart of the Galilee. You will be involved in various archaeological and volunteering activities that will let you explore Israel’s ancient past, impact its present, and preserve its future. Connect with the diverse population of northern Israel and your own personal and Jewish identity.
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! Registration has closed but you can still get on the waiting list.
Taglit Birthright Israel's Business Experience Program – a 10-week internship program for students pursuing careers in business and technology. Candidates who are accepted into the program are assigned to an internship in Israel in fields such as finance, venture capital, consulting, and technology. Throughout the summer internship, Fellows can expect to gain in-depth knowledge and experience from high-level executives. Birthright Israel Excel Fellows become an integral part of the team in the office.
Abraham Hostels & Tours Programs – Started by a group of international travelers and backpackers, Abraham Hostels & Tours was founded in Jerusalem in order to create a home for independent travelers in Israel and the Middle East. Our vision is to provide an exceptional traveling experience for independent travelers – from backpackers to couples, families and small groups. We aim to meet all needs of backpacking globetrotters, from an affordable bed and trustworthy tours to travel information, language classes, bike rentals and memorable in-house events. A number of internships in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Nazareth (“the Jesus Trail”) are offered in the tourism and travel industries, with work related to project management, marketing, photography and more. Accommodation is provided and local travel fees are covered.
The TAMID Group Fellowship – a competitive, 8-week summer internship program that provides outstanding TAMID Group leaders with the opportunity to work with host companies in Israel while living in Tel Aviv. TAMID Fellows come from a range of backgrounds, including business, computer science, and liberal arts. What they have in common is a strong track record, inside and outside the classroom, and a desire to tackle and complete substantive business projects that will contribute to their company’s growth. Past projects addressed challenges such as pricing strategy, supply chain, market research, digital marketing web development, beta testing, competitor analysis, financial modeling, and more.
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.
Aardvark Israel – Participants of our Israel gap year programs are given a wide range of choices and are placed at sites that match their interests and skills for the duration of each semester. You will volunteer three to four mornings a week, giving you the chance to build your resume, interact with the Israelis, and contribute to Israeli society. In addition to the numerous options you will be given, the staff is available to identify additional options to suit your individual preferences.
Torah Tech Elite Gap Year Program – Torah Tech is a unique gap-year program in Israel for young men that integrates intensive Torah study with professional development through business internships. Students will also connect to the land of Israel through exciting trips and tours, give back to the community through chessed projects and volunteer work, hear from distinguished religious personalities from both the Torah and corporate worlds, and enjoy exclusive access to nearby gyms, men-only beaches, self defense training courses, and much more.
Big Idea Gap Year – BIG IDEA Gap Year PLUS is a five-month internship extension program. Use your knowledge in developing mobile and web application and gain more hands-on work experience. Be a part of the Israeli hi-tech industry, intern in Israeli Hi-tech company. Travel and explore Israel, work on your Hebrew and live independently with your friends. Participants who sign up for BIG IDEA Gap Year PLUS will participate on the 5 month gap year program in Be'er Sheva and then continue for another 5 month internship program extension in Tel Aviv or Be'er Sheva. $200 application fee. Spring semester: February 11, 2018 – July 25, 2018. Fall semester: September 2018 – February 2019. Full Year Experience: September 2018 – June 2019. New – Up to $2000 masa grant!
Shurat HaDin’s Internship Programs – Shurat HaDin’s internship programs provide law students with a unique opportunity to play a role in the fight against terrorist organizations and states or institutions sponsoring terror. Students will work in a dynamic environment with volunteer lawyers from around the world. Our program is not found at other institutions or non-government organizations and the acquired experience is invaluable, providing you with an edge when competing for a post-graduation job.
The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) Internships – The Institute for National Security Studies does not respond to unsolicited applications for paid positions. We offer internship positions to graduate students and academics with backgrounds in international relations, strategy, the Middle East, or Israel's national security. Priority will be given to M.A. students. Applications should be sent to Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky at email@example.com. (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. (NO FEES)
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)
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. Applications will be accepted up to February 28 of each year, with decisions made by March 30. (NO FEES)
Did you download your spreadsheet copy yet? It contains all the internships listed here and their contact information in an easily sortable format you can use to track which internships you applied for.
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.
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!
Quick break: Conan O'Brien hangs out with his interns
Windows – Channels for Communication (AKA Windows for Peace) – Interns and volunteers with Windows are offered a unique opportunity to work within an organization with 25 years experience of peace building education: learn about the complexities of the Palestinian-Israeli reality and contribute to the promotion of just peace. Internships are available at our Tel Aviv-Jaffa office doing social media, fundraising, events coordination, web development or translation work. Minimum of 3 months/15 hours per week. There are internship positions available year-round on their website.
Israel Story Internship – Israel Story is a documentary storytelling radio show/podcast, and we’re looking for interns for the English version of our show. Now is an especially exciting time to join— we recently finished our second English season in co-production with Tablet Magazine, and distributed by PRX! For this position, you could choose to live in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv-Yafo. Either way, you’ll get to explore the country as you help us find and tell the stories of Israel’s most interesting characters. Positions require a 5 month commitment, which could lead to a longer-term, paid job. The position is unpaid, but outside funding may be available, for instance via a Masa grant. Candidates with experience in audio production, production logistics, storytelling, multimedia production, musical production, scoring, journalism, and/or social media are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and links for 2-3 examples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
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. The next Career Israel session runs from January 23rd-June 6th 2018. Tuition Fee: Jerusalem – $7,650, Tel Aviv Apartment Style – $7,650, Tel Aviv Dorm Style – $7,350, Tel Aviv Dorm Style Single Room – $7,650 + $950. Price does NOT include $50 Application Fee.
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.
Arava Institute for Environmental Studies – Each year, the Arava Institute accepts interns for 2-12 months who focus their research in one or two of the research centers. Interns contribute substantively to trans-boundary research through a defined project under the direction of a faculty member, while gaining a valuable professional, academic, and personal experience. Interns develop skills in environmental research and development, environmental policy, and project management; gain important professional contacts and build effective community based partnerships; and become a vital part of the global network of accomplished Arava Institute alumni. The Arava Institute welcomes interns from varied backgrounds, including the social and the natural sciences. To apply for an internship, and to learn more, click here. Masa grants are applicable.
Israel by Design – Your Israel by Design program gives you the chance to work in a wide variety of skilled volunteer or professional work placements, providing a unique hands-on experience of Israeli society. We arrange your volunteer or internship activities according to your needs, skills and interests, and you decide how many hours per week you want to commit to. Of course, you can choose to volunteer or work in one place or several and divide your time accordingly. Masa grants are applicable.
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.” The program’s list price is $7300. WMI gives a $1000 automatic entrance scholarship. Masa gives a $1250 grant to applicants ages 18-21 and a $3000 grant to applicants ages 22-30. Additional Masa scholarships are available to those who can prove financial need. The final cost is $5050 for ages 18-21 and $3300 for ages 22-30 for the full 5 months. DATES: Spring 5 month session January 30 – June 28, 2018*. Fly out dates are September 3 and January 30. Additional Masa scholarships are available to those who can prove financial need.
Israel Government Fellows – The heart of the IGF program is the fellowship experience in the Israeli government and in related organizations. Fellows are placed in serious positions of genuine responsibility, where they are placed based on their skills, preferences and interests, as well as their relevance to the various positions. Fellows will managed and guided by their mentors, who are unit, department, or division directors. Fellows will also be mentored by the program deputy director, who is in contact with both Fellows and their mentors. Both will be working together with the Fellows to ensure a fulfilling, professionally challenging and rewarding fellowship experience. Masa grants are applicable.
iTrack – iTrack is a personalized 5-10 month Israel experience program that is designed for young adults between the ages of 18 and 30. The goal is for each participant to build a program that suits his or her specific needs and desires. Every participant, together with the iTrack staff, builds a program that suits the experience that he or she wants to have while in Israel. All programs include Ulpan and monthly excursions and cultural events in order help you to get to know Israel. MASA grants are available which can help significantly reduce the cost of your program and priority is given to participants receiving grants.
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies – The Pardes Year Program offers you the opportunity to delve deeply into Jewish ideas, texts and personal questions – empowering you to make Judaism your own. You’ll come away with skills, knowledge and inspiration under your belt, a lifelong community of passionate peers and mentors, and the life-changing experience of living and learning in vibrant, fascinating Jerusalem. The Pardes Year / Semester Program (full-time option) is powered by Masa Israel Journey, which offers generous grants, educational enrichment and leadership development to eligible participants. Spring Semester 2018: Jan 17, 2018 (Orientation day), Jan. 21, 2018 – May 31, 2018. Tuition: Full year 2017-18: $5,750 and Single semester 2017-18: $3,700. Contact email@example.com for more information. Masa Grant applicable.
Tel Aviv University Study Abroad and Internship Program – Are you looking to gain global professional experience while studying abroad? Tel Aviv University and Masa Israel Journey are excited to announce the launch of a new initiative that connects international students with a professional internship in their field of interest. Program dates: January – July (Spring), June – December (Fall), June – May (Year). Tuition: $8,750 (Semester); $13,000 (Year). Scholarships available.t
Lirom Academic Internships in Israel – Lirom Global Education offers students from around the world the opportunity to partake in a semester-length internship in Israel… Our Internship Placement Coordinator will work directly with you to find your ideal internship. Here are some of the fields we currently offer internships in: Hospitality, Hi-Tech, Non-Profits and Education. $500 placement fee – which covers up to 2 placements. $50 registration fee. Lirom also has gap year programs, including programs for high school students.
GoEco Israel Internships and Volunteer Programs – In addition to volunteering, GoEco offers excellent internship opportunities for those who want to gain international work experiences. Interns will receive personal attention, guidance and feedback from their mentors while participating in these specially designed programs. Upon completion, interns will have a professional reference and be able to set themselves apart from others when applying for jobs or promotions.
Intern with ACRI – For law students or lawyers: we offer internship positions for a period of 8-12 weeks usually in our main office in Tel Aviv. In some cases the internship can also be full or part time from our Jerusalem and Nazareth offices. Please note that internships are unpaid and applicants are therefore encouraged to secure public interest fellowships or other sources of funding. The internship is open to applicants from Israel and from overseas. For Summer 2018 (June-September 2018) please submit applications by January 1st, 2018. Primary response to these applications will be sent by e-mail only after due date (January 1st, 2018).
Destination Israel – An incredible international experience – in English – with other 18-30 year olds from more than 37 different countries! Internship in your field of interest. Shared apartment in Tel Aviv or Yafo (you choose!). Modern Israeli Hebrew ulpan. Date: January 23 – June 4, 2018. Masa Grants are applicable.
Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa – A joint program of BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change and The Daniel Centers for Progressive Judaism (Reform Movement in Israel). Be a Part of Social Change in Tel Aviv-Jaffa: Live, study, volunteer, & explore Israel. Make a difference in the communities where you live. Choose from over 20 different ways to volunteer or intern. Placements in the fields of social justice and coexistence. Gain real work experience in tel aviv-jaffa's nonprofit sector. Study the Jewish bookshelf with a modern perspective at BINA’s innovative Secular Yeshiva and The Daniel Centers’ progressive Jewish community centers throughout Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Explore your Jewish identity and complex issues facing Israeli society. Learn Hebrew too! Live with a community of your peers from all over the world, including Israelis! Eligible participants are 21-30 years old. Join us this Fall or Spring semester (5-months each), or for the full 10-month program. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Magshimey Herut Internship Program – The Magshimey Herut Internship Program is here to help you try Israel on for size. If you’re looking for something flexible, want to gain valuable experience, learn about Israeli society, and want to follow your own schedule, than THIS is the internship program for you. Magshimey Herut offers tailor-made internships in the field of your choice. Tell us what you are looking for, and WE will find an internship for you.
Onward Israel – When you grow, so do your opportunities. Global experience gives you that extra competitive edge. Our programs take you Onward – personally and professionally – and allow you an authentic taste of modern day Israel while gaining experience and knowledge through an internship opportunity.We are now accepting applications for Winter 2017-2018 internships.
Heinrich Boll Stiftung Internships – The Israel Public Policy Institute (IPPI) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation offer young leaders from Germany an opportunity to participate in a Fellowship program in Israel in cooperation with the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection on the theme: “Ecology & Sustainable Development: Policies and Best Practices in Israel and Germany”. As part of the program, the Fellows will be required to compose a policy paper pertaining to an environmental challenge common to both countries; to that end, the Fellows will be able to draw on the pool of partners of the HBS, IPPI and the MoEP and familiarize themselves with relevant actors in the country. Internship opportunities are available from April 2018 onwards. Please email your application, including CV and motivation letter in English to email@example.com. Please explain why you would like to intern at the HBS Israel. In any given year, there are only a few places available. The application process is competitive and positions are filled quickly. We therefore recommend applicants to submit their applications early, at least 4-6 months prior to your desired start date.
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Internship – Are you interested in Middle East Politics and especially in the work of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Israel? Please consider that due to strong demand we are allocating our internship positions about one year in advance. Internship positions will be available only after September 2018! Please send your documents with the preferred period for your internship by e-mail to: Sonja.Lebkuecher@fes.org.il
Next Step Israel – Next Step Israel Internships is the best way for teens to build career skills and explore their identity in the land of Israel. Our interns will spend 5 weeks interning with Jerusalem area companies and organizations. On the weekends, we depart Jerusalem and tour in cities like Tel Aviv, Tiberias, and Tsfat. Our weeknights are spent unwinding from our work day, touring local Jerusalem cultural and tourist attractions, developing our work skills through group sharing, and building our skills through workshops with local experts.
Ramah Asiyah Internships in Israel – Ramah ASIYAH, our study/internship program in Israel, offers rising high school seniors an opportunity to develop their academic and professional networks through training and shadowing/interning with established professionals in a variety of fields. In addition to the internships, this summer’s program will include a variety of workshops, such as how to create an effective resume and how to translate the summer internship into a persuasive college essay. Seminar and ASIYAH will begin their Israel experience together at our Northern base, Hodayot, from Wednesday, June 27 – Sunday, July 1. The study/internship/volunteering tracks begin on Monday, July 2.
AgroStudies Internship Program – Agrostudies is an organization that provides a unique apprenticeship in agriculture, combining advanced studies and hands on ‘learning by doing ‘ in various fields. We collaborate with dozens of carefully selected farms across Israel, to ensure each student is nurtured in the most enabling and stimulating learning environment, allowing them to benefit from real exposure to the most advanced agricultural working methods. Classes are taught once a week on three campuses, one in Tel-Hai College in the North (nearby Kiryat Sh’mona) another at the Ruppin College and a third in Kfar Silver. In addition, each group is assigned a tutor who accompanies them throughout their internship, based on their area of study.
Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel – The Center provides interns with the opportunity to be “a big fish in a small pond,” interning in a small organization that has a great deal of impact and influence, and taking on high-level work that is core the Center’s mission. Hours are flexible, and while the position is unpaid, the Taub Center goes to great lengths to mentor interns and build a meaningful, valuable experience. We will gladly provide documentation for university or college credit upon request.
Did you download your spreadsheet copy yet? It contains all the internships listed here and their contact information in an easily sortable format you can use to track which internships you applied for.
Where to find even more internships and fellowships
1) Career Israel’s Internship Search
Search Career Israel’s regularly-updated internship listings (will open in a new window)
2) Israeli universities' websites
Each link will 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)
You can also search with the word “fellowship” instead.
Or you can just search for internships directly here.
Some organizations have begun using YouTube to market their internships, and it's a great way to show you what to look forward to and you can use the comments to ask questions and get advice on what makes sense for you:
5) Ask companies directly
Many companies, especially large multinationals, offer internships in Israel.
Simply google “company name + Israel + internship”
6) Talk to your local Israel chamber of commerce
Their members may need someone like you, and the local chamber could facilitate the matching.
Here’s a long list of them:
7) Aish Hatorah
Also fellowship-oriented, Aish has a number of different fellowship programs to choose from.
Question of the article
Heard of any other internships to add to the list? Tell us in the comments.
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