Internship

The intern will be involved in collecting social media content from various sources, working with staff to build social media campaigns, writing blog posts, making basic edits to the website, attending pro-Israel events in the community, working with college fellows and affiliated groups to promote their events and articles, creating infographics and working on special projects as they arise.

Company/Organization

A not-for-profit media-monitoring and research organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East. It fosters rigorous reporting while educating news consumers about Middle East issues and the role of the media (but takes no position with regard to American or Israeli political issues). They have recently developed a program assisting students on college campuses worldwide to addressing Middle East distortions. Students are provided with the support for bravely and publicly defending Israel against hostility and distortions on campus.

Qualifications

Journalism
Middle East Studies
Political Science

Field(s)

Internship

The interns will investigate anti-Israel organizations, monitor Israel news coverage, research news stories, interview members of the Knesset, and research background material for films. The intern will evaluate and review books about Israel and the Middle East, research anti-Semitism of the Arab world and learn about refugees. Other tasks include organizing VIP tours, working with Wikipedia and upgrading social media content.

Company/Organization

Israel Resource News Agency is a news outlet based in Jerusalem with the sole aim to report Israel’s reality to the media by retaining the services of the best Israeli and Arab journalists to cover, research and investigate the events of the day. It conducts conducts its news investigations with commissions from bonafide news organizations and foundation grants.

Qualifications

Journalism
Middle East Studies
Political Science

Field(s)

Internship

The intern will be responsible for researching, processing, and writing short intelligence briefs. Working in tandem with senior analysts, interns are introduced to the tools and techniques used to gathering intelligence. There is also an opportunity to participate in practice security scenarios alongside intelligence officers.

Company/Organization

This company provides counter- terrorism training seminars and security expertise in both domestic and international terrorism, including planning and responding to a weapons attack, suicide bombers, and other threats to both the public and private sector. The Israeli training methods are highly effective and unparalleled in realistic representation of the confusion and dynamic scenarios that exist.

Qualifications

Middle East Studies
Political Science

Field(s)

Internship

The research intern will be assigned to one of the country-represented research desks. The internship will primarily entail research and analysis. The intern will participate in short- and mid-length research projects, performing tasks such as: collecting and analyzing information, preparing short research papers, and working with his or her mentor to organize the findings into full reports to be published on the website. At times the intern may be asked to prepare correspondences with government officials, Powerpoint presentations, and briefings.

Company/Organization

NGO Monitor deals with one of the central political issues facing Israel: how human rights rhetoric, in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict, is exploited to demonize and delegitimize Israel. Our work focuses on combatting BDS and "lawfare," and informing diplomats, donors, and the public of the challenges raised by these phenomena. NGO Monitor generates and distributes critical analysis and reports on the output of the international NGO community.

Qualifications

Preference for academic background in political science, international relations, law, or human rights; demonstrated strong interest in and awareness of the Arab-Israeli conflict; strong research and writing skills.

Field(s)

Internship

The intern will be an integral part of the operations team, building the organization's communications strategy and international network of NGOs, think tanks, journalists, policy makers, diplomats and more. Task include planning/development of communications strategy; managing and expanding IMPACT-se social media accounts and traffic; assisting in researching and analyzing major research projects for distribution to journalists, policymakers and the public; identifying and mapping and reaching out to relevant partner organizations.

Company/Organization

A research, policy and advocacy organization that monitors and analyzes education. It employs international standards on peace and tolerance as derived from UNESCO declarations and resolutions to determine compliance and to advocate for change when necessary.

Qualifications

* Passion for political science, Middle East affairs, public relations, education, co-existence, journalism
* Background in and familiarity with NGOs, think tanks, governmental bodies preferred
* Excellent researching skills
* Language skills – High level of both English (written and spoken)
* High knowledge and familiarity with social media platforms - Twitter and Facebook
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Field(s)

Internship

This position is extremely flexible and may allow the intern to take on additional responsibilities based on his or her background and interests, as well as the needs of the organization.

Company/Organization

Exploring the Middle East and South Asia through their media, MEMRI is an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit organization bridges the language gap between the West and the Middle East and South Asia, providing timely translations of Arabic, Farsi, Urdu-Pashtu, Dari, and Turkish media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends.

Qualifications

Excellent English and writing skills, knowledge of Middle East issues. Proficiency in additional languages advantageous.

Field(s)

Internship

Intern duties include:
* assisting in evaluating and editing articles for the journal
* social media management
* clerical/administrative work
* assisting in managing databases
* aiding in organizing events

Company/Organization

A non-partisan forum for the study and debate of foreign policy operating under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress. Established in 1989 by a group of prominent practitioners and scholars of international affairs, the Council aspires to stimulate public awareness of world events and insightful discussion of foreign policy issues, particularly regarding Israel, the Middle East, and Jewish affairs.

Qualifications

Excellent editing and writing skills in English and knowledge of international/ Jewish/Middle Eastern/European Affairs.

Field(s)

Internship

Responsibilities of the intern include:
* Assist in researching and analyzing information for distribution to journalists, policymakers and via internet sites to the public
* Assist in preparing reports that are sent to key international institutions
* Administrative support for the communications team

Company/Organization

A non-partisan American educational organization dedicated to informing the media and public conversation about Israel and the Middle East. Their aim is to affect the public conversation that frames how Israel is perceived, discussed and supported. They concentrate their outreach on influential media outlets, television news programs, social media platforms, and opinion makers whose work both influences public perceptions about Israel and the decisions that affect its future.

Qualifications

Strong interest in regional geopolitics, some Hebrew (additional languages advantageous), proficiency in all components of Microsoft Office, excellent researching skills.

Field(s)

Internship

The intern will work in a variety of tasks including: research, project development, administration, and/or social media.

Company/Organization

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is an independent non-profit institute for policy research and education about Israel and Middle East security.

Qualifications

* Familiarity with the contemporary Middle East.
* Skills at Internet-based research
* Background in Israel advocacy preferred
* Languages

Field(s)

Internship

The intern will have a unique opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to a small organization that has a great deal of impact and influence. The intern will be working with the Center’s marketing and government relations team to disseminate its research findings to policy makers and decision leaders in Israeli society and around the world

Company/Organization

The Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel is an independent, non-partisan, socioeconomic research institute based in Jerusalem. The Center conducts quality, impartial research and develops innovative, and practical options for public policies that advance the well-being of Israelis. The Center strives to influence public policy through direct communications with policy makers and by enriching the public debate that accompanies the decision making process.

Qualifications

Pursuing degree in political science, economics, or communications. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must have superior skills and professional conduct.

Field(s)

Internship

Constitutional Law interns will work closely with an the research team focusing on Constitutional Law and the Legislative Process.

Company/Organization

The Israel Democracy Institute is an independent, non-partisan think tank that devises ways to strengthen the moral and structural foundations of Israeli democracy. Since its establishment in 1991, IDI has supported Israel's elected officials, civil servants, and opinion leaders by conducting comparative policy studies, designing research-based blueprints for reform that include practical implementation strategies, maintaining forums for dialogue and consensus building across society and government, and promoting the values and norms vital for maintaining Israel's dual identity as a Jewish and democratic state.

Qualifications

Law or public policy student.

Field(s)

Internship

The intern will take the lead on a number of core policy-oriented projects, as well as a number of key tasks to achieve the department’s mission. This involves:
* working with the Center’s marketing and government relations team to disseminate its research findings to policy makers and decision leaders in Israeli society and around the world
* helping to disseminate research findings both online and in person, identifying and strategizing to reach key policymakers relevant to each research piece, and assisting with a number of key departmental projects
* in some cases, the right candidate may have opportunities to join meetings and events with Members of Knesset, the Prime Minister’s advisers, Israeli government officials, ambassadors, and/or foreign governing bodies.

Company/Organization

The Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel is an independent, non-partisan, socioeconomic research institute based in Jerusalem. The Center conducts quality, impartial research and develops innovative, and practical options for public policies that advance the well-being of Israelis. The Center strives to influence public policy through direct communications with policy makers and by enriching the public debate that accompanies the decision making process.

Qualifications

* Pursuing a B.A. or M.A. in a relevant discipline: e.g., political science, economics, communications, or other related field (recent graduates may also apply)
* Prior work or volunteer experience
* Excellent written and oral communication skills (Hebrew skills not required, but preferred)
* Ability to quickly learn and apply new skills
* Ability to work quickly, efficiently, and to meet deadlines
* Exceptional attention to detail

Field(s)

Internship

The intern can choose from a variety of tasks including research, media watch, reaching out to organizations, government and groups, writing papers, and more.

Company/Organization

An organization that provides services to organizations, groups, social entrepreneurs and other entities working to advance democracy, human and civil rights, social, economic and environmental justice, and an inclusive and democratic society that embraces all of the communities that live in Israel.

Qualifications

Political Science
Middle East Studies

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