Israel Summer Internships

Priority for these positions will be given to students who are participating the SIS Summer 2017 Abroad Program in Israel. Application deadline for those not participating in the program is March 1 and later applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis. SIS cannot guarantee placement with these organizations; the list is meant to be demonstrative.

Note: Students participating in the Israel summer abroad program may list their internship interest in the same application for the program and do not need to complete an additional application for an internship.

The Center For Democracy And Community Development- Jerusalem

Organization
Founded in 1997,The Center for Democracy and Community Development is a non-profit Palestinian NGO based in Jerusalem amid at: disseminating the concepts and experiences of community –based participatory democracy; promoting the practices and theories of just peace in the Palestinian community North Africa, and the countries of West Asia ; encouraging the participation of marginalized groups in the decision – making processes ; working with children , youth, women, and community groups to improve society ; developing exchange programs, research project ; and policy initiatives for the purpose of community building , training , empowerment , and rehabilitation; and coordinating with all local, regional and global institutions that conduct related work.
Website
www.cd-cd.org
Content Areas
Policy, research
Dates
Interns will work 4 day a week from 8:00-3:00; minimum 12 weeks

Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Organization
A research center that focuses on the development of new thoughts and attitudes regarding the research of the contemporary Jewish world. The institute houses several archives and documentation centers.
Website
www.hum.huji.ac.il
Content Areas
History, Comparative and Regional Studies
Dates
early May to early August; Sundays-Thursdays, 8:30am-3:00pm
Examples of past internship work
Wrote grants and abstracts for interviews about the Holocaust for the Oral History Department. Involved in the digitization process of archival material.

Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern & African Studies at Tel Aviv University

Organization
The Center is an interdisciplinary research center devotes to the study of the modern history and contemporary affairs of the Middle East and Africa. Through research, publications, conferences, documentary collections, and public service, it seeks to inform civil society and promote dialogue on the complexities of the ever-changing Middle East. In doing so, the Center hopes to advance peace through understanding.
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. Customarily, our interns arrive at the Center with a particular research project in mind and work closely with one of our Research Fellows whose specialization coincides with the interests of the intern. Interns can choose or be delegated to work on one of our multimedia projects. These include the audiovisual library, and our monthly podcast Diwaniyya, We may ask interns to provide assistance or input in one or more of these projects during the internship period. Interns may also be asked to contribute an academic article to Tel Aviv Notes, a bi-monthly online publication of the Moshe Dayan Center, which provides insight and analysis on current affairs and broader developments in the region.
Website
www.dayan.org
Content Areas
Peace and conflict resolution, history, research, communications
Preferred Skills
background and strong interest in Middle Eastern Studies; mastery in English required, knowledge of other languages (Arabic, Farsi, Turkish, and Hebrew) are a plus
Dates
May through August (negotiable) Application: students should submit a research project proposal along with other application materials
Examples of past internship work
Conducted research and searched for appropriate academic reviewers for new books, tracked and edited articles for quarterly review book

Ben-Zvi Institute

Organization
An institution created by the Knesset for the purpose of continuing the educational and cultural activities of Israel’s second president, Yitzak Ben-Zvi whose main field of interest was the Jewish communities of Asia and Africa.
Website
www.ybz.org.il
Content Areas
History, archives, culture
Preferred Skills
French, German, or Arabic language skills a plus
Dates
Start date flexible, work Sunday-Thursday
Examples of past internship work
Researched archival material, created reports and abstracts about Jews in North Africa during WWII for the YBZ online database.