Israel Summer Internships

The application deadline is March 1. After March 1 applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. SIS cannot guarantee placement with these organizations; the list is meant to illustrative.

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.