The only list of internships in Israel you'll need this year.
Quit googling “israel internships summer 2020”. If you're considering a summer internship in Israel in 2020, or an Israel internship for any time during the year, 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, many Israel flag emoji and even a downloadable spreadsheet you can use to keep track of your applications.
Can't make it to Israel this year?
ISRAEL21c offers an online paid internship, and they're currently looking for social media savvy students.
Learn more about their Digital Ambassador Program here.
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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…
Should you look for an Israel internship during the coronavirus pandemic?
Sadly but not surprisingly, many 2020 internships in Israel have been or will be canceled:
Due to COVID-19, many companies here are in the middle of or have transitioned to remote working and dealing with the challenges of a suddenly poor economy, and running an internship program is a lower priority.
However, if you can demonstrate that you can work remotely, you can propose such a virtual internship to companies you think you could help. You'll need to reach out directly to companies 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. Maybe their websites or social media have an update on their internship's status.
Next, try companies who have had such internships 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.
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
Other questions and remarks I've had:
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:
- Interning with Hi Tech Israeli Mentality (Tech startup)
- 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 2020 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.” SPRING 2020: January 22nd, 2020 – June 7th, 2020. 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.
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.” WUJS Intern Spring 2020 Semester: January 9, 2020 – June 2, 2020. WUJS Intern Fall 2020 Semester: August 12, 2020 – January 4, 2021.
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 while living in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. 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.
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. Summer 2020: June 10th, 2020 – August 10th, 2020
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. Available for the summer program July – August 2020. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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, Magshimey Herut, Yale, HUJI and other top universities worldwide.
Alt Israel – The Academy of Life Training (ALT) is the ideal environment for developing life skills while growing from a great internship in Israel. ALT offers single-gender trips where our inspiring staff share valuable life skills culled from their observant Jewish tradition. Summer 2020 Jerusalem: May 18 – July 12, June 15 – August 9, $399 + Airfare (Men's & Women's Session); Summer2020 Tel Aviv: June 8 – August 2, $599 + Airfare (Women's Session Only -limited space); Late Summer 2020: June 22 – August 16, $399 + Airfare (Men's & Women's Session)
Atid, EDI International Marketing Internship – Atid, EDI works as the regional trade attachés for a number of US states, facilitating trade contacts with importers and agents located in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. The intern will have a number of responsibilities: 1) Outreach to a large list of companies throughout this region and 2) Research projects for US companies in client states, anything from the Israeli market for dog shampoos to the use of agricultural GPS mapping services in Turkey, for which reports need to be researched and written. The ideal candidate for this internship is a student with strong oral and written communication skills, and history, political science, economics or business backgrounds. Hebrew competence is a plus, as is conversational Arabic or French. This is for an unpaid internship, 4 days a week in the Atid-Edi offices in Jerusalem. To apply, email your resume to seth [dot] vogelman AT atid-edi [dot] com.
🇮🇱 Year-round internships in Israel
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 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 – 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. Fall semester 2020: Sep. 2020 – Feb. 2020 ($14,950). Spring semester 2020: Feb. 10 – Jun. 9, 2020 ($12,950). Full Year experience – with Tel Aviv Internship ($23,950) New – Up to $7,200 Masa grant!
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)
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)
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)
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 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 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, and distributed by PRX! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Applications must be submitted by October 28th for the Spring 2020 semester and by April 17th for the Fall 2020 semester. To apply for an internship, and to learn more, click here. 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. January 29 2020 – June 8, 2020. 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.
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. Contact email@example.com for more information. Masa Grant applicable. We will continue to process applications for Fall Semester (Sep 2019-Jan 2020) and/or Spring Semester (Jan 2020-May 2020), on a rolling basis, as space allows. Financial aid priority is given to earlier applicants.Applications are now open for the 2020-21 Academic Year, beginning September 2020. The preferred application deadline is March 2, 2020.
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 Length: Semester or Year Long Program. Language of Instruction: English. Registration is open for: Spring Semester 2020, Program Length: Semester or Year Long Program, Language of Instruction: English, Application Deadline:
Spring Semester 2020: November 1, 2019, Admission Requirements: Open to undergraduate students enrolled at accredited institutions of higher education with a 3.0 GPA (80/100). Program Dates: August 4 – December 20 (Fall 2019), August 4 – May 15 (Year 2019-2020), January 13 – July 31 (Spring 2020), August 4 – December 18 (Fall 2020).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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.
Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa – A joint program of BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change and The Daniel Centers for Progressive Judaism. Be a Part of Social Change in Tel Aviv-Jaffa: Live, study, volunteer, & explore Israel, with Israelis! Make a difference in the communities where you live. With over 10 years of this program, there are so many options to choose from 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. Applications for MITF 2020-2021 are opening soon! Email email@example.com 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.
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 for about one year in advance. Internship positions will be available only starting in July 2020. Please send your documents with the preferred period for your internship by e-mail to: Sonja.Lebkuecher@fes.org.il. Please consider that due to strong demand we are allocating our internship positions about one year in advance. Please consider that due to strong demand we are allocating our internship positions for about one year in advance.
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. Summer 2020: June 30 – August 9.
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 – Internship opportunities are available from January 2020 onwards for a period of three months. 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 non-profit policy Think-and-Do Tank and multi-stakeholder dialog platform. Through its activities and programs, IPPI promotes fresh thinking and international collaboration to develop innovative solutions for the challenges of the 21st century from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The routine tasks of interns at IPPI involve, among other things, policy research, communication and marketing work, stakeholders database management and maintenance, newsletter preparation, participating and helping in organizing events, and researching potential partnerships and fundraising opportunities. We are looking for applicants with very good knowledge of English (a must) and other languages such as German or French (a strong plus). Prior work experience and any special skills (e.g design) are an advantage. Please send your resume and a cover letter to email@example.com.
Herzog Fox & Neeman Law Office – for a legal internship is Israel: We are looking to recruit the best and the brightest students to come and join us as interns. Our ideal candidate will have top grades and the commitment and motivation to work hard to succeed. We are always looking for motivated qualified lawyers from outside Israel who are moving to Israel, especially those from the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia. We are keen to recruit talented and experienced lawyers who can help us develop our international practice in a wide variety of practice areas. Please send your current resume or CV and a cover letter setting out your plans for moving to Israel and any other information you feel we should know to Alan Sacks (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will not contact current or former employers without your approval.
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.
J.P. Morgan Software Engineer Internship: Come join us in Israel. Our Investment Banking team is impacting companies in Tel Aviv and reshaping the entire industry. In Herzliya, our Technology team is developing innovative products and new ways of doing business. You should have excellent coding skills, be able to manage relationships with clients, and have exceptional problem solving and analytical thinking skills. We’re looking for those who are intellectually curious, collaborative and open to new challenges, as well as being able to take ownership of projects to bring them to fruition.
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.
Google Research Intern, 2020 – Research and Machine Intelligence is a high impact team that’s building the next generation of intelligence and language understanding for all Google products. To achieve this, we’re working on projects that utilize the latest techniques in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning (including Deep Learning approaches like Google AI) and Natural Language Understanding. We impact products across Google including Search, Maps and Google Now.Please complete your application before 31st January 2020.
GoEco: Israel – Vegan Bakery Internship – Learn to be a vegan baking extraordinaire, as you do an internship in one of the Middle East’s most exciting and modern cities, Tel Aviv. Start Dates: January 2020 to November 2020. Total Project Cost: $1030
The Our Soldiers Speak internship – available each year and those interested can apply by sending a resume through the contact page at Oursoldiersspeak.org.
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 email@example.com.
Shalva National Center – An inclusive, family-friendly, boutique café, offering a menu of Mediterranean-Italian fusion cuisine. The café is an equal opportunity work setting with a staff comprised of adults with and without disabilities working side-by-side. Visit the Cafe website HERE.
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: 12 January – 7 February 2020, 2 March – 31 March 2020, 19 April – 18 May 2020, 15 June – 14 July 2020. 7,400 NIS including full board and program. A deposit of 1000 NIS is due upon acceptance (deducted from the full amount). Come together and receive a discount – two or more people that register together receive a 5% discount each. The GA extension week costs 1500 NIS including accommodation in the Eco Campus straw bale mud plastered domes and full board.
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.
WIZO Volunteer Internship – World WIZO is looking for volunteers who would like to experience a professional fundraising or marketing & public relations internship based in the center of Tel Aviv. The length of the internship is between 3-6 months based on 20 hours of work a week and suitable for individuals aged 22-30 who have excellent English communication skills and who are visiting Israel for an extended period of time.
Placense Internship in Israel – Internship in a fast-growing start-up company with just a few weeks lead time and no time-consuming visa applications. Scholarship of up to 500€ / month provided by on top of our own expense compensation. Pursue your interests from day 1 and expand your skills in a special area of responsibility. Through our flat hierarchies, you can get involved in internal & external meetings. Insights into working with international clients, partners and investors (innogy, Nielsen). Team of serial entrepreneurs with over 15 years of experience in the digital startup world. The support of our German Alumni network to help you in case of questions.
Big Brother Big Sister – Two hours a week, a lifetime in itself. We believe that volunteer work should coincide with your life and schedule in order to enable you to wholeheartedly give back without giving something up in the long run. That is why the encounters take place weekly for two hours each time. The long term accumulated benefits will surprise you…
Israel Outdoors NEXT – A resume-building internship experience based in Tel Aviv. We match your skills and interests with professional opportunities at leading Israeli start-ups, not-for-profits, and multinational enterprises. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with Israeli peers and gain new perspectives on the local culture. Ages 18-30, Duration: 5 Months, Dates: Feb. 17, 2020 – Jul. 13, 2020, Location: Tel Aviv, Price: From $3,500.
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.
Bonus clip: Best advice for your Israel internship
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.