The only list of internships in Israel you'll need this year.
Quit googling “israel internships summer 2021”. If you're considering a summer internship in Israel in 2021, or an Israel internship for any time during the year, you've come to the right place.
If you're wondering whether you should even consider an Israel internship during the pandemic, we'll get to that in a minute.
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, many Israel flag emoji and even a downloadable spreadsheet you can use to keep track of your applications.
Bookmark this article and return to it regularly. I try to keep it updated as much as possible.
Latest update: February 2021
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 internships, 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:
- Grants – for example, many of the internships listed here allow you to cover at least part of your fees with a Masa grant
- Funds and scholarships – apply for funds and scholarships, such as Keith Berman's fund. Top Israel Interns has a great list of scholarships on their site. Also, many of the organizations listed offer their own scholarships, such as WUJS Israel.
- Crowdfunding – crowdfund your internship using Gofundme like Molly did
- Fundraise – once they got accepted for an internship, Ashley & Carley sold tshirts to pay for the trip
What about paid internships in Israel?
Most of the internship programs listed here are not for paid internships, but there are some, such as the positions at Facebook, Microsoft and a few other companies below.
There are two kinds of Israel internship programs: paid programs providing an “authentic Israeli experience” aimed at students coming from abroad who want to enjoy Israel while getting work experience, and local employers who simply want to hire interns for paid or non-paid internships. The latter are mainly aimed at Israelis but if you meet their requirements, of course you can apply.
Other questions and remarks I've had about Israel internships in general:
Should you even look for an Israel internship during the coronavirus pandemic?
Sadly but not surprisingly, some 2021 internships in Israel have been or will be canceled:
Due to COVID-19, many companies here have shifted to remote working and dealing with the challenges of a suddenly poor economy, and running an internship program is a lower priority.
However, there actually are Israel internships available during COVID-19, and in some cases, you may even be able to get vaccinated while on your internship in Israel.
Ariella Abbo of Jinternship.com told me, “We're looking forward to hosting our students this summer, as long as it's safe and legal.” On the other hand, another internship program manager said that “we currently plan on having our summer program though at the moment we expect all internships to be remote. We will see closer to the summer what the situation is like and decide then.”
Put differently, your 2021 Israel internship may very well not be in Israel, but rather from the comfort of your home.
With that in mind, unless their websites or social media have recent status updates, you'll need to confirm with the programs themselves what their plans are.
One silver lining to so many companies shifting to remote work is that it's never been easier to get a virtual internship. If you can demonstrate being able to work remotely, propose yourself to companies you could help. You'll need to reach out directly to them as opposed to going through a program such as Way More Israel, but try reaching out first to companies that were supposed to have relevant in-house internships this year.
Next, try companies who have hired in-house interns in the past by searching LinkedIn for those ex-interns. In parallel, if you don't speak Hebrew, look for other local companies who have English websites and propose how you could help them (this applies for companies anywhere in the world too, by the way).
At worst, this research will help you learn about companies you can begin networking with, putting you at the head of the line when they restart their internship program in the future, and hopefully that will be soon enough for you.
I already participated in a MASA-supported program. How can I get another internship?
In that situation, MASA is actually working against you as a big bottleneck since so many programs are connected to them, so you would need to aim for employers who aren't connected to MASA, which is most Israeli employers, but you don't know which ones are open to interns like you.
Your best bet is to research Israeli companies you'd like to intern for (with priority to those who have hired interns in the past) and start building a relationship with them from abroad, learning where you could help them, connecting with employees on LinkedIn (ideally managers who could potentially hire you). Don't ask for an internship in the first message. Once you have an internal contact and better understanding of company needs & goals, propose a non-paid internship that you could do on a standard 3-6 month tourist visa. Since the company probably doesn't have an internship program, you'll have no competition but you will have convincing to do.
Any internships in Israel 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.
I'm going to be in Israel for a short period of time. Are there any internships available then?
It usually takes time for interns to learn the ropes and become productive, so most internships are more than a couple of weeks. While there are exceptions where you can step in and help right away, there's still the issue of your timing matching the organization's.
With those issues in mind, your best bet for a short term internship is to research organizations (commercial, academic, non-profit) you could help and propose an internship to them.
What are the benefits of going through an internship placement program as opposed to applying to companies directly?
Chaya from Top Israel Interns explains:
- We have a whole team of placement coordinators who know the Israeli job/internship market and already have relationships with some of the top companies in Israel. A lot of companies in Israel prefer to work with TII as oppose to an individual because they know us and because they know that we are credible (for example-we do background checks)
- We provide accommodations. For a foreigner it can be quite tedious and difficult to find and lease an apartment. We take care of all of that for our participants so they don't have to.
- We provide social events for our participants. Our participants have weekly evening activities with their madrichim and day trips where they have the opportunity to explore the country.
- We also provide Career Advancement programs that include but are not limited to workshops on public speaking and entrepreneurship!
🇮🇱 Israel internship success stories
Get a taste of past interns' experiences by reading their stories:
- Production assistant at i24NEWS en Français
- Interning with Hi Tech Israeli Mentality (Tech startup)
- Time For Reflection: My Internship at Hibob (HR tech company)
- Beyond the Classroom: Interning in Israel (Rehabilitation hospital)
- 11 fab pics from ISRAEL21c’s first photo internship (Photography)
- Israel, A Country Like No Other! (Editorial role)
- Working In Israel (Helping at-risk teens, Childcare)
- How Rachel Kass Hacked Her Internship (English solicitor)
- Martinsville Law School Grad Interns with Israel Supreme Court (Foreign law clerk)
- Baltimore college students travel to Israel to get an experience of a lifetime (Solar energy, helping African refugees)
- Our New Intern! (Software developer)
- Experience in Israel like no other for first-time intern (Design/photography)
- Humans of Masa presenting Erin Goldsman (Teaching)
- Humans of Masa presenting Skye Formanek (Teaching)
- Claire Meryn's Internship Success Story: Tel Aviv (Hospitality industry)
- Jesse Yaker: Interning in Israel (Tel Aviv startup)
- Instruct Internship success stories: Amal Hassan (Lab research)
- My attitude to farming changed when I visited Israel on an internship programme (Farming industry)
- Intern Insights: 5 Lessons Learned Working in Israeli Venture Capital (Venture capital)
- My Jewish Journey: From Israel Internship to Inspired Entrepreneur (Haifa startup)
- Volunteering at NATAL – the story of Tamar (Event planning)
- “Interesting, Inspiring, Surprising”: Summer Interns at Yad Vashem (Event planning)
- Elite Internship Sends 2 Atlantans to Israel (Business and Finance)
- The country that breathes Entrepreneurship: Reflections on Israel by a Singapore-Indian student (Industrial automation)
- How I Landed a Facebook Internship and Converted it to a Full Time Offer
- Internship Spotlight: Sarah Torgueman
- Olivia Headon (Migration Agency)
A Taiwanese student interned at IN-VENT, a startup co-working space in Haifa:
Another Taiwanese student interned at wearables startup Myndlift:
On to the list…
🇮🇱 Summer and Fall 2021 internships in Israel
MASA Israel Teaching Fellows – Teach English in Israel on Masa's 10 months Israel Teaching Fellowship, and experience real Israeli communities. Make more of your time by studying for a Master's degree in Education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem – while you teach in Israel. For college grads under the age of 35 looking to teach English in Israeli schools. MASA Israel Teaching Fellows receive: flight, accommodation, medical insurance, monthly stipend, tours and more.
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 2021: August 31 – January 18, 2022. Full program cost (without Masa Grant) $7,500; Full program cost (with Masa Grant) $3,000-4,500; Program without accommodation $5,500; Internship only option $1,000; Additional costs: Utilities $750 ($150 will be refunded at the end of the program). At this point, we send you all the necessary forms to fill out. This includes a link for the Masa Grant application, and our program acceptance form. We also request that applicants send us their resume and cover letter, and make a down payment of $200 for us to begin the search for your ideal internship placement.
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!
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. There was a writeup about the program in the Jerusalem Post.
Abraham Hostels & Tours Programs – Intern at Abraham Hostels & Tours is defiantly a life changing experience! Enjoy a unique, practical work experience in Israel through our Internship programs at the Abraham Hostels & Tours. If you have the ability and initiative to lead projects without too much supervision, you are the perfect candidate for this program. Find the right internship for you and apply now.
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. 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. Session 1 – May 31 – July 25, Session 2 – June 1 – Aug 2, Session 3 – June 21 – Aug 15, Session 4 – July 5 – Aug 29
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 speaks directly to the interests and concerns of young adults entering the labor force in a globalized world. Our programs maximize opportunities for cross-cultural immersion, a feature that is highly prized by employers and academic institutions.
FFIPP Summer Internship Program – 1-month internship at one of our partner organizations in the West Bank or Israel. An orientation week prior to the internship, together with 23 other students, in which you visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Al Khalil/Hebron, Nablus, Haifa as well as refugee camps, and meet with actors with different backgrounds, expertise and perspectives. Housing and coordination from FFIPP during the program. Involvement in an active worldwide student network. The ability to develop organizational and fundraising skills. The ability to raise awareness for human rights in an academic setting. The application period for the FFIPP Summer Internship Program will open in March 2021. Send an email to email@example.com or reach out to your local chapter.
OurCrowd Internship – Internships at OurCrowd are only available for applicants who are coming through an internship program approved by OurCrowd. If you are not currently with a program but are interested in applying for an intern position with us we’d be happy to put you in touch with relevant programs you can join after applying on our site. Some of the programs we work with include: Tamid Group, InsideIL, MASA Israel, Yale, HUJI and other top universities worldwide. For any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for summer 2021 will be kept on file and reviewed in March 2021. As of January 2021, all summer '21 internships are expected to be remote.
McKinsey & Company Summer Internship – Business Analyst (BA) Interns join our offices and practices (e.g. McKinsey Digital, Operations) around the world for ~10 weeks, usually in the summer, to work in teams and directly with our clients. When you join McKinsey as a Business Analyst Intern, you are joining a firm that will challenge you and invest in your professional development. In this role you will work on the best teams to help the best organizations in the world – in private, public, and social sectors – solve their most difficult problems. You will also work with many experts, from data scientists and researchers to software and app designers. If you are interested in joining a specific practice, please indicate this in your office/practice preference (combinations are possible). To learn more about how we help our clients and where you fit in, visit our careers site.
🇮🇱 Year-round internships in Israel
Robin Hood Israel Foundation's Winternships – RHIF’s mission is to improve the welfare of Israeli citizens and strengthen Israeli society as a whole by advancing Western democratic values and providing philanthropic solutions that close the gaps in the country's socio-economic safety nets. RHIF acts as an umbrella organization for other NGOs, charities, and social welfare organizations that struggle to be heard. We are currently looking for winter interns in the following roles: Accounting, Content Writing, Legal: Contracts, Legal: Litigation, Legal: Human Rights, Engagement, Government Liaison, IT, Liaison to the Board of Directors, Marketing & Communications, NGO Business Analyst, Strategic Consulting and Web Developer. These are unpaid, remote internships for a period of 2-6 weeks, and are ideal positions for students seeking academic credit for professional experience. Interested applicants are requested to send their CV and a cover letter to email@example.com. Please state the position and location you are applying for in the subject.
Aardvark Israel – Participants of our Israel Gap year and Semester 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 times 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. In addition, you can add academic classes, field trips around Israel and International trips to enrich your experience further. Sign up here.
Torah Tech Elite Gap Year Program – Torah Tech is a unique gap-year program in Israel for young men and women 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, separated beaches, self defense training courses, and much more.
BIG IDEA Gap Year @ Aardvark Israel – BIG IDEA Gap Year @ Aardvark Israel is a 9-month hi-tech program in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. In your first semester in Jerusalem, you will be participating in a coding course, training you with the necessary skills and knowledge for your hi-tech internship. You will then use your knowledge in developing mobile and web apps and gain more hands-on work experience in a hi tech start up in Tel Aviv for the second half of the year. In addition to being a part of the Israeli hi-tech industry, participants will travel and explore Israel, work on your Hebrew and live independently with your friends. Sign up here.
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 Adi Kantor at Internships@inss.org.il. (NO FEES)
Amira Margalith Research Internship Program – Applicants for the internship are expected to submit a 1,000 word essay about their career intentions and how the internship fits into those plans. Candidates should specify their area(s) of disciplinary interest. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be submitted on behalf of the student, with at least two of them from present or former teachers. Those letters should speak to the intellectual promise, research skills and experience, language abilities, writing talents, and other qualifications that reflect on the candidate’s credentials. Letters should include mention of the candidate’s character, ability to work autonomously yet with guidance, commitment to a future academic or research position in Middle Eastern studies, and an estimate of how the candidate ranks among former and present students of the teacher. Applications will be accepted up to February 28 of each year, with decisions made by March 30. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications, including recommendations if sent directly from recommenders, can be sent electronically, with applicant's name in the subject header, in an attached PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org (NO FEES)
Download a spreadsheet of Israel internships. It contains internships and their contact information in an easily sortable format you can use to track which ones 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.
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 more than 25 years experience of peace building education: learn about the complexities of the Palestinian-Israeli reality and contribute to the promotion of positive change. Remote internships are available until September 2021, hoping to be able to offer in-office internship in Tel Aviv-Yaffa, soon after. Interns are doing social media, fundraising, events coordination, education and historic research 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 the internship program for the English version of our show has three start dates per year: January, May, and September. Now is an especially exciting time to join— we’re currently expanding and working on a new season in co-production with Tablet Magazine! The position is based in Jerusalem, but you’ll get to explore the country as you help us find and tell the stories of Israel’s most interesting characters. Get involved in every step of podcast production by joining a team dedicated to high-quality content. Work with your intern-manager to gain the skills and experience you want, while learning how our organization operates. 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 email@example.com. Applications for internships starting in May 2021 are scheduled to open in February.
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 4 months or an academic year who focus their research in one of the institutes five research centers. Interns contribute substantively to trans-boundary research through a defined project under the direction of a faculty member, while gaining 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. We are now accepting internship applications for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. To learn more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and to apply for an internship click here. Applications must be submitted by June 15th for the Fall 2021 semester. Masa grants are applicable.
Way More Israel – co-ed, ages 19-28. You will spend an incredible period living in Jerusalem’s historic Old City while learning Hebrew, volunteering and building your career. The opportunity to live like a local will give you an authentic Israel experience. With trips, classes/workshops on timely Jewish topics and amazing internship positions, you’ll get way more than you ever imagined. Our grants and partnerships allow our program to be the most affordable program out there. Summer 8 Weeks Session 1: May 26th – July 20th, 2021.Summer 8 Weeks Session 2: June 21st – August 15th, 2021. Apply Now!
Israel Government Fellows – if you're looking for government internships in Israel, Israel Government Fellows (IGF) is a unique and selective 10-month leadership program founded by The Menachem Begin Heritage Center in partnership with Masa Israel. Endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel, IGF offers young Jewish professionals from the Diaspora an internship at the heart of Israeli government, in a variety of government ministries and policy related NGOs. Additionally, our fellows participate in weekly seminars, addressing core issues in Israeli society: geopolitics, economics, religion, minorities, culture, international relations and others. In these seminars, our fellows have the opportunity to engage in discussion with top academics, activists, journalists, politicians and lay leaders who span a wide range of political and religious ideologies. IGF also includes Hebrew studies in Ulpan and trips around the country, all with a diverse group of young and ambitious leaders from all around the world. IGF is the only existing program of its kind for non-Israelis! It is available for young Jewish people aged 22-30 with a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Go to www.igf.org.il to learn more and apply.
MASLOOL – MASLOOL is a flexible and completely tailor-made program for young adults (17-31), designing your ideal Israel-based long term program (3-12 months). You build your own unique personal program, or choose from ready-made MASLOOLIM (=tracks, like Internships, Innovation, Start-ups, Ecology, Volunteering, etc.) with Hebrew Studies, Academic Studies, Courses, etc. You can combine a few components during your stay, live the city or the Kibbutz life and experience Israel exactly as you imagine. YOU DECIDE when to start your session, how long to stay, what to do and where to live. We recognize the fact that in your home country you are an independent individual, and that you wish to continue that lifestyle during your Israel program! So visit our website for more information, check out our flyer and start your application!
Lirom Academic Internships in Israel – Start your professional career! Lirom Global Education offers students from around the world the opportunity to partake in a semester-length internship in Israel. If you need more information, or you're ready to register, you can contact us via email at email@example.com.Here are some of the fields we currently offer internships in: Internship length – 4 Months, 10 months or 1 year. Accommodation, medical insurance, langauge lessons, and tours – included in the internships.
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. Masa grants are applicable.
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.
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. Ramah Asiyah 2021 will be offering two tracks: Magen David Adom (MDA) First-Aid Course and Emergency Medical Volunteer Program and Ramah Asiyah- Hi Tech. 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. Summer 2021: June 29 – August 8.
AgroStudies Internship Program – for an agriculture internship in Israel, 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.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation – The Heinrich Boell Stiftung Israel Office welcomes applications for internship opportunities (April 2021 onwards). To apply for an internship, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: 1) CV; 2) Motivation letter detailing your interest in the internship and the region; 3) Please specify your desired internship period or periods (January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December). As 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. Other materials such as references, letters of recommendation, transcripts etc. may be requested later on and do not need to be included in your application.
Israel Public Policy Institute – The Israel Public Policy Institute (IPPI) is an independent policy think-and-do-tank and a multi stakeholder dialog platform at the intersection of society, technology and the environment. IPPI welcomes applications for internship positions from dedicated and creative young professionals that are passionate about public policy and our issue areas to support the organization’s work in Israel and beyond. Candidates must have completed a BA and are pursing a career in International Relations or Public Policy. Previous experience working in nonprofits, think tanks, and similar institutions is ideal, but applications from candidates with work experience in other sectors are also welcome. Internship duration: minimum of 4 months. Deadline for applications: rolling application. Given the current situation with COVID-19, interns will be working from home. Strong command of English is essential. To apply, please send your CV to email@example.com.
Bee Creations Design Internship In Israel – Bee-Creations invites visual communications students from all around the world to have their professional internship at our design studio. We accept talented designers in the fields of interactive design, print design, web design and typography. If you’re interested in working in a high standards design house, with cool fellow designers and interesting projects, you’re welcome to send us your resume and some samples of your design work.
Facebook in Tel Aviv, Israel – Facebook’s mission is to bring the world closer together, and we’re just getting started. We’re looking for talented people who love to build things and are bold enough to tackle complex issues that make the world better for everyone. We move fast at Facebook, so you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact on your very first day and every day after.
Israel Today – Do you have solid language skills in German and English? Are you interested in participating in a meaningful cause? Would you like to get to know the Land of Israel in a deeper way? Then apply now at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kibbutz Lotan The Green Apprenticeship – Join us for a 4 week practical training program in hand-on sustainable engineering, systems design and cooperative living. We’ll be learning about designing, building and running of sustainable projects, while linking together ecological, social, economic and cultural aspects into a unified whole. Green Apprenticeship Course Dates: 22 February – 23 March 2021, 5 April – 5 May 2021, 14 June – 14 July 2021, 18 October – 17 November 2021, 29 November – 29 December 2021. Cost of the program including tuition, room and full meal plan is 8750 ILS (approx $2500.). Scholarship for Israeli Residents – The Center for Creative Ecology provides a partial scholarship of 1250 ILS for residents of Israel (cost of the program 7500 ILS). Early Birds Discount – Register and pay in full one month prior to the course start date and receive 500 NIS discount. Eligible participants may be able to apply for a MASA grant as part of a 4-5 month iTrack/ Maslool Ishi Israel experience.
Jerusalem Institute of Justice Internship – An internship can be either a full-time or part-time commitment in our Jerusalem-based office, where you will work alongside JIJ staff on issues of justice and advocacy. Internships are typically writing and research intensive, but vary depending on the needs of JIJ at the time of the internship and the particular skill set of the intern.
The ITIM-Shalem College Internship Program – The ITIM-Shalem College Internship Program is available to Shalem College students. The program consists of two complementary components: academic coursework for which students receive college credit, and a practicum, which gives them hands-on experience improving religion-and-State issues. In the Fall semester, students take Shalem College’s Social Activism course, which includes lectures by ITIM’s Public Policy and Legal Center staff. In the Spring semester, they intern in the ITIM offices once a week, where they undertake research projects, and learn from and are mentored by ITIM staff. Further Information: Ariel Moav, email@example.com
The ITIM-Reiter Family Internship Program – is designed for North American college students interested in religion-and-State issues, law, public policy, and/or social activism. It is appropriate for students preparing senior theses. Eligibility: North American undergraduates with good oral and written Hebrew may apply. Five interns will be selected. Dates: The Internship Program will take place four days/week, June 22 – July 30, 2021. Further Information: Matthew Nitzanim, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deutsch-Israelische Industrie- und Handelskammer: The New Kibbutz – With the New Kibbutz program we help students from German universities to find internships in Israeli companies. The participating companies are mostly in the high-tech sector – some more mature, others young startups. The scope of internships ranges from marketing to software engineering, even technical positions are in the portfolio. Due to visa regulations of the State of Israel, all internships are unpaid, however most companies cover lunch and transportation expenses. Furthermore, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) as our official partner, supports students with a generous scholarship in order to promote international exchange & cooperation.
The Abba Eban Institute for International Diplomacy at the IDC Herzliya – offers several outstanding annual and summer internship programs for passionate students and young professionals who are considering a career in Diplomacy, International Relations and their intersections with the media.
This is a unique opportunity to reach a deeper understanding of the Foreign Policy arena, gain hands-on experience, and get an insider's view of the fascinating world of international diplomacy. The internships offer students from Israel and abroad a chance to work closely with leading professionals in the field and participate in a wide range of workshops, tours, and lectures.
Israel-Asia Center Jobs & Internship – Join our small but dynamic team engaged in building a shared future between Israel and Asia and and preparing Israel for a secure and prosperous future in the Asian Century.
Download a spreadsheet of Israel internships. It contains internships and their contact information in an easily sortable format you can use to track which ones you applied for.
Where to find even more internships and fellowships in Israel
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”:
- Ariel University
- Bar-Ilan University
- Ben Gurion University of The Negev
- IDC Herzliya
- Technion Israel Institute of Technology
- Tel-Aviv University
- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- University of Haifa
- Weizmann Institute of Science
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:
Glassdoor is one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites.
As a leading equity crowdfunding platform for investing in global startups, OurCrowd has ties to over 100 companies, many of whom are based in Israel and offer internships.
Use their OurTalent search page to find them.
7) Ask companies directly
Many companies, especially large multinationals, offer internships in Israel.
Simply google “company name + Israel + internship”
8) 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:
9) Aish Hatorah
Also fellowship-oriented, Aish has a number of different fellowship programs to choose from.
10) Google Careers
Search for Israel-based intern jobs at Google
11) Microsoft Careers
Search for Israel-based intern jobs at Microsoft
12) IBM Careers Israel
Search for Israel-based intern jobs at IBM
Bonus clip: Hack Your Masa Internship with Israel Experience programs
Question of the article
Heard of any other internships to add to the list? Or maybe the list already has too many Israel flag emoji? Tell us in the comments.