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Research Intern, The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) - Provided by WUJS Israel  

ICT is looking for an intern to join the research team and take responsibility for gathering and analyzing data and information from various intelligence sources. As a member of this team, you will assist in evaluating data and recommending solutions and policies. As part of this unique team you be supporting the efforts to prevent terrorism.

ICT is an organization facilitating international cooperation in the global struggle against terrorism. ICT also serves as a joint forum for international policymakers to share information through research and academic publications for worldwide distribution.

Also posted in Jewish Communal Organizations, Non-Profit & Social Change | Comments closed
Law Assistant, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) - Provided by Real Life Israel  

As an intern for JCPA you will gain hands on experience and learn about the interworkings of international law. You will conduct research, assist with administrative duties, write footnotes for international law research papers, and assists with arranging speakers for special events.

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is a leading independent research institute specializing in public diplomacy and foreign policy

Also posted in Jerusalem, Law | Comments closed
Research Fellow, The Reut Institute - Provided by Israel Government Fellows  

Fellows at the Reut Institute will participate as team members in both ‘knowledge-development’ and ‘impact’ efforts. Primary responsibilities for ‘knowledge-development’ members include individual and team-based research in the field which the team is focused. While on the ‘impact’ team your efforts include individual engagement and presentations, partnerships on conferences, convening roundtables and seminars, and media and education campaigns.

Reut, based in Tel Aviv, is an innovative policy group designed to provide and influence real-time, long-term strategic decision-support to Israeli leaders and decision-makers. Reut supplies its services to people in positions of leadership, authority, and influence in Israel’s public sphere and in the Jewish world.

Also posted in Non-Profit & Social Change, Tel Aviv | Comments closed
Research Fellow, The Israeli Presidential Conference - Provided by Israel Government Fellows  

As a Fellow you will split your time between the content and invitee committees. The Content Committee develops the overriding Conference theme, as well as determining the nature of the Conference’s various panels and plenary sessions and their speakers. The Invitees Committee works on creating a vast and diverse range of Conference participants from a spectrum of backgrounds. As a Fellow you will be assisting in researching potential speakers and themes for the event as well as being aware of who will be attending.

The Israeli Presidential Conference began four years ago following the election of Shimon Peres as President of the State of Israel. President Peres’s vision combined with his status as a world-renowned statesman inspired what has become the leading conference in Israel.

Also posted in Jerusalem, Jewish Communal Organizations | Comments closed
Economic Analysis and Research Fellow, Israel Securities Authority (I.S.A) – Economics Department - Provided by Multiple Providers  

The Fellow will be required to complete a substantial research project in the field of financial securities regulation. He/she will be expected to present their findings to decision-makers within and outside the ISA. While this is the primary task, the Fellow may also be needed to assist other researchers within the economics department in their work. The Fellow may also have to attend conferences, seminars and meetings in finance and securities regulation.

The Israel Securities Authority, established in 1968, was established to protect the interests of the investing public. Amongst other things, the Authority fights such phenomena as securities fraud, use of inside information and secreting material information from investors.

Also posted in Business & Finance, Jerusalem | Comments closed
International Affairs Coodinator, Israel Antitrust Authority – Director General’s Office - Provided by Israel Government Fellows  

As the international affairs coordinator you have the opportunity to gain hands on experience conducting research, writing press releases, and drafting annual reports and surveys. As a Fellow you would be assisting in enforcement and advocacy efforts of the IAA.

The Israel Antitrust Authority (IAA) is an independent government enforcement agency. The IAA has a mandate to prevent the creation of market power through the regulation of mergers and anti-cartel enforcement, to restrain abuse by dominant firms of their positions and to preserve competition in the various markets.

Posted in Government and Public Service | Comments closed
Assistant Director, Ministry of Finance – Office of the Accountant General - Provided by Israel Government Fellows  

As a Fellow for the Ministry of Finance you will learn the inner workings of the world economy. You will have the opportunity to take part in the hedging program of the Israeli government and assist in maintaining relationships with international credit rating agencies. In addition the Fellow will serve as a liaison for the Ministry of Finance Representative Office in New York

The Global Debt Capital Market and Foreign Currency Transactions Department is responsible for executing issues abroad (selecting target markets, timing of issues and volumes; locating underwriters and preparing legal and marketing materials), and maintaining relationships with international credit rating agencies, and monitoring global markets and studying new markets

Also posted in Business & Finance | Comments closed
Internship for the Ministry of Justice – The Department of Special International Affairs, Office of the State Attorney - Provided by Israel Government Fellows  

Fellows will conduct research on a range of issues, particularly regarding legal initiatives against Israel. The work will involve tracing developments in international law, the laws concerning armed conflict, and the fight against terrorism. The daily work includes research, drafting memoranda, and summaries of recent developments. We also hope to have the Fellow assist us in arranging an international conference.

The department of special international affairs has responsibility within the State Attorney’s Office for public international law and litigation. These responsibilities include matters involving international humanitarian law, and international criminal law.

Posted in Government and Public Service | Comments closed
Personal Assistant to the Department Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs – International Organizations Division - Provided by Israel Government Fellows  

This position is ideal for someone interested in gaining experience with the UN and seeking a career in international relations. As a Fellow with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs you will be responsible for writing papers regarding specific UN organizations and specialized agencies, editing documents and speechwriting, assisting in preparing for visits from international delegations and attending meetings. There is a possibility for long-term projects based on demand and the initiative of the Fellow.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs deals with the agencies and organs of the UN and their relations with the State of Israel. This includes: being in daily contact with our UN missions, recommending and implementing Israel’s policy in the international arena, and promoting a positive agenda in the UN and its specialized agencies.

Posted in Government and Public Service | Comments closed
News and New Media Fellow | Government Press Office - Provided by Career Israel  

The Government Press conference is looking for an intern that has a solid understanding of Israel’s history, political process, public diplomacy, and challenges faced in the media. The intern’s responsibilities will include assisting with the maintenance of the office’s foreign media survey relating to Israel and keeping the foreign press informed of upcoming events and conferences. Fellows will be encouraged to participate in media tours, conferences, and other events relating to the office’s activities.

The Government Press Office is assigned with the responsibility of coordinating channels of communication between the Israeli government and the press. The division issues press accreditation and is responsible for facilitating press coverage of key state functions and visits of foreign dignitaries.

Also posted in Media & Journalism | Comments closed

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Public Relations and Journalism Internship, Headline Media

The intern will assist on multiple PR accounts, following and documenting press-coverage, conducting market-research, and editing press releases.  The intern will attend conferences and high-profile media training events for Headline clients. The intern will handle our social media, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and will be responsible for developing and expanding our social media strategy.

Headline Media is a premier international communications firm made up of frontline journalists and newscasters from CNN, ABC News, and other world news networks. Headlines team of top-tier communications experts train top Israeli diplomats, politicians and military-figures for interviews, public appearances and presentations to international audiences.

Also posted in Marketing Advertising or PR, Media & Journalism, Tel Aviv | Comments closed
Campaign Internship, The Israel Democracy Institute

While interning with the Israel Democracy Institute you will get hands on experience with campaign management. You will also be responsible for researching governmental issues ranging from treatment of African asylum seekers to the representation of women in the Knesset.

The Israel Democracy Institute, established in 1991, is dedicated to strengthening the foundations of Israeli democracy. Their goal is to supports Israel’s elected officials, civil servants, and opinion leaders.

Also posted in Non-Profit & Social Change | Comments closed
Desk Officer and Research & Support for International Development Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs – MASHAV – Israel’s National Agency for International Development Cooperation

MASHAV is looking for a fellow to assist the Director of Policy Planning and External Relations in strengthening the Israeli involvement with the OECD. Responsibilities will also include conducting research and analysis of the latest developments and trends in international development policy, discourse and practice.

MASHAV is responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring Israel’s international development assistance program. Programs are implemented in Israel and throughout the developing world.

Posted in Government and Public Service | Comments closed
Marketing and PR Internship

This center promotes understanding and furthers cooperation between Israel and Asia along economic, foreign policy and cultural platforms. It does this through numerous methods including but not limited to publishing news, features and analysis on Israel-Asia affairs; holding different sessions in Israel, Asia and the US on foreign policy, cultural and economic issues impacting Israel-Asia affairs; running a Fellowship program for Asian students in Israel.

Intern will be a Programs Coordinator / Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator. Intern’s responsibilities include: assisting in the coordination of the fellowship program, updating the center’s website, preparing marketing materials and press releases, and undertaking occasional research and updating organizational data.

Also posted in Jerusalem, Marketing Advertising or PR, Non-Profit & Social Change | Comments closed
Geology Research and Analysis Internship

This government institute, founded in 1949, operates under the Earth Science Research Administration within the Ministry of National Infrastructures and is involved in earth science research and development in the broadest senses, adapting itself to the changing needs of a small and dynamic country. The objectives of the institute are: to document, study and conduct research in all aspects of the country’s geology, to act as an advisory body to all government branches and major public and private enterprises, to maintain a national and regional earth sciences data base, and to maintain an analytical infrastructure.

Interns will work as a Researcher and Analyst, working out in the field collecting material; analyzing material; making and writing up conclusions. The intern has intern has opportunities to travel around Israel learning about the geology of the land.

Also posted in Environment / Clean-tech, Jerusalem, Science & Engineering | Comments closed
Finance & Analysis Internship, Jerusalem

This joint government/municipal corporation, under the authority of the Minister of Finance, the Minister for Jerusalem Affairs and the Mayor, serves many varied functions including: the initiation of activities and preparation of plans for the economic development of Jerusalem and to encourage economic initiative for the development of Jerusalem. The corporation has a council made up of members, most of whom are representatives of the government (public sector employees), the municipality (elected officials and employees) and the public.

Intern will serve as a Financial Analyst in creating a program to encourage the growth of affordable housing in Jerusalem and working on programs to attract international students to Jerusalem. In the past, the intern has met with the Mayor of Jerusalem and other respected government officials.

Also posted in Business & Finance, Jerusalem, Non-Profit & Social Change | Comments closed
Israeli Ministry of Defense and the I.D.F. – Public Communications Internship

The Civil Administration is responsible for the civilian and humanitarian wellbeing and development of the Palestinian and Israeli population in Area “C” of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) – 60% of the territory. The unit is made up of both IDF personnel and civilians who act to this day as representatives of the relevant government ministries of Israel. The Public Communications Office is responsible for compiling and disseminating information about the activities of the Civil Administration to all parties concerned, namely the international and national press, NGOs and other government bodies.

Intern will work as a Public Communications Agent. Interns will be responsible for conducting dynamic, independent journalistic-style research into the activities of different departments within the CA (Environment, Agriculture, Water, Transport, Trade etc), collating that information into various formats depending on the need (long reports, shorter reports, articles, film documentaries, visuals), and helping to disseminate it to a wide range of audiences.

Also posted in Jerusalem, Media & Journalism | Comments closed
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Jewish Communities Department) Internship

The department deals with Jewish affairs, especially concerning cooperation with the big Jewish organizations, working with young Jewish leaders around the world and taking care of communities in danger. The department organizes seminars for young Jewish leaders and is preparing a proposal for a major global Tikun Olam project.

Intern will work as an assistant for Jewish Affairs and will be responsible for: project management, planning events, hosting delegations, working with new media, and working on the Tikun Olam project.

Also posted in Jerusalem, Jewish Communal Organizations | Comments closed
Ministry of Public Security

The Information Services Department forms policy and plans strategy on a national level, in the field of public security. The information unit gathers, analyzes and disseminates information from the professional literature on law enforcement; responds to requests for strategic and ad hoc information services; commissions state-of-the-art surveys on subjects of interest to the Ministry; publishes a regular informational booklet in Hebrew and an annual journal on innovations (Innovations Exchange) in English.

Intern will serve as Information Analyst and Content Writer, assisting in writing position papers on global homeland security, researching criminal justice and policing in foreign countries, writing official documents to professional counterparts abroad, writing materials for the department’s publication – Innovation Exchange, and helping to manage the Ministry’s English-language website and social media channels in English.

Also posted in Jerusalem, Media & Journalism | Comments closed
Ministry of Environmental Protection

The Department of International Relations of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) is charged with responsibility for cooperation with both international organizations and representatives of states as part of Israel’s global environmental involvement and with an eye to the promotion of Israel’s domestic environmental agenda.
The work of the International Relations Division is varied as will be the work of the Intern in the role of International Affairs Assistant.

The intern may be called on to prepare for Israel’s participation at international meetings, reading materials, preparing for inter-ministerial discussions and drafting position papers. The Ministry of Environmental Protection is the focal point for bilateral relations with the European Union in the area of environmental protection. The intern will identify areas in which the division could benefit from EU-sponsored project assistance, draft the relevant documents and manage the application process vis-a-vis the EU, organize the meetings and seminars, and follow up on the outcomes.

Also posted in Environment / Clean-tech, Jerusalem | Comments closed
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labour

The Center for Regional Development is responsible for integrating, managing and coordinating the designated treatment for economic development, for financial investments and employment in national priority regions (Negev, Galilee and Jerusalem), with the aim of increasing growth and employment in these regions. The Center’s primary objective is to initiate new programs and projects that will lure investors, to develop new sources of employment and to encourage the founding of large and small business within these regions.

Interns will serve as an Analysis & External Relations Assistant. Interns will analyze research materials on regional development provided by international organizations, such as the OECD, UN, EU; produce a summary paper with policy recommendations, adjusted for the local needs of regional development in Israel; promote new contacts, joint ventures and projects between the Center and other international entities which engage in regional development such as the OECD, UN, EU and selected countries.

Also posted in Business & Finance, Jerusalem | Comments closed
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labour

The Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor (MOITAL), empowered by the Law for the Encouragement of Industrial Research & Development (R&D Law 1984), oversees all Government sponsored support of R&D for Israeli industry. This support stimulates the development of innovative state-of-the-art technologies, enhances the competitive power of industry in the hi-tech global market, creates employment opportunities and assists in redressing Israel’s balance of payments. In addition to its domestic activities, the OCS is involved in a myriad of bi- and multi-national industrial R&D agreements.

Interns will: write economic briefs, prepare and execute particular projects (presentations, reports, speeches, essays, etc.), plan and design website pages, and initiate new ideas and research.

Also posted in Bio-tech & medical, High-Tech/Start-Ups, Jerusalem, Science & Engineering | Comments closed
Ministry of Justice – International Law Internship

The Department of Special International Affairs has responsibility within the State Attorney’s Office for public international law and litigation, including matters involving international humanitarian law, and international criminal law. The department is involved with many of the current issues on the international agenda

Also posted in Jerusalem, Law | Comments closed
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labour

The Legal Advisor’s Office gives legal guidance to the various departments in the Ministry. Intern will serve as Assistant to the Legal Advisor in Charge of International Affairs. Intern’s main area of responsibility will be to perform comparative research related to the various projects and legal questions which arise concerning international trade agreements and other subjects in which the Ministry is involved such as labor rights, industry related environmental issues, and consumer protection. The projects also cover translation work and assisting in the writing of legal opinions in the area of international trade law.

Also posted in Jerusalem, Law | Comments closed
Government Press Office

The Government Press Office (GPO) is assigned with the responsibility of coordinating channels of communication between the Israeli government and the press corps. The department issues press accreditation and is responsible for facilitating press coverage of key state functions and visits of foreign dignitaries. The department organizes press tours to areas in the news and of interest to feature writers.

The News and New Media Intern will perform the following responsibilities: assist in the maintenance of the GPO’s foreign media survey relating to Israel and the organization’s social media tools, keep the foreign press informed of upcoming events and conferences, receive visiting journalists, help process accreditation applications, field requests and direct journalists to the relevant GPO Department or other Government office, assist in the running and organizing of official visits of heads of state, and participate in media tours, press conferences and other events relating to the GPO’s activities.

Also posted in Jerusalem, Media & Journalism | Comments closed
Israel Antitrust Authority

The international affairs of the IAA involves bilateral cooperation with foreign competition agencies such as US FTC and DOJ, European Commission and UK OFT, as well as international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and International Competition Network (ICN).

As an International Affairs Coordinator, intern will draft reviews concerning Israeli antitrust for international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), issue press releases, compose annual reports, surveys and updates on IAA activities, conduct comparative research with respect to antitrust jurisprudence, foreign legislation and market studies, Correspond with foreign competition agencies and members of the international antitrust community, and upgrade content of IAA English website.

Also posted in Business & Finance, Jerusalem | Comments closed
Ministry of Finance

The Economics and Research Department analyzes information on economic developments in Israel and abroad and presents its policy assessments to the Finance Minister. The department is responsible for modeling and forecasting the macroeconomic indicators that are used in budget calculations, and regular reports on the Israeli economy. The department’s data and reports are directly used in the formulation of Israel’s economic policy.

Intern will serve as Research Assistant / Junior Economist. The intern will be responsible for preparing reports and presentations on economic developments, researching policy related issues based on international comparisons and economic literature. The intern will also be assigned to work independently on selected long term economic projects in accordance to the Ministry’s objectives and his/her personal interests.

Also posted in Business & Finance, Jerusalem | Comments closed
Israel Securities Authority – Economics Internship

The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) was established under the Securities Law, 1968 and its mandate is to protect the interests of the investing public. Amongst other things, the Authority fights such phenomena as securities fraud, use of inside information and secreting material information from investors. While the ISA does not have rule-making authority, it drafts and initiates virtually all primary and secondary legislation pertaining to securities law in Israel. In addition, it cooperates with government industries in formulating policies and laws pertaining to capital market activity. The Economics Department’s job is to give economic advice to the chairman of the Authority and to the various departments of the Authority on matters of an economic nature.

The Economic Analysis and Research Intern will be required to complete a substantial research project in the field of financial securities regulation. The intern will be expected to present their findings to decision-makers within and outside the ISA. While this is the primary task, the intern may also be needed to assist other researchers within the economics department in their work. The intern may also have to attend conferences, seminars and meetings in finance and securities regulation.

Also posted in Business & Finance, Jerusalem | Comments closed
Ministry of Finance

The Global Debt Capital Markets and Foreign Currency Transactions Department is responsible for executing issues abroad (selecting target markets, timing of issues and volumes; locating underwriters and preparing legal and marketing materials), maintaining relationships with international credit rating agencies, monitoring global markets and studying new markets, handling additional matters related to the government’s foreign currency transactions.

Intern will serve as Assistant Director, Global Debt Capital Markets and Foreign Currency Transactions and perform the following responsibilities: prepare for executing issues abroad, take part in the hedging program of the Government of Israel (derivatives), maintain relationships with international credit rating agencies (Moody’s, S&P and Fitch), provide agencies with information regarding the Israeli market, and assist to arrange agencies’ annual visit in Israel and will join them during the visit. Intern will be responsible for gathering information about the Israeli and the world economy and serve as a liaison for the Ministry of Finance Representative Office in New York.

Also posted in Business & Finance, Jerusalem | Comments closed
Ministry of Finance

Overseas Economic Information is a division of the International Affairs Department of the Ministry of Finance. The department is very small and in charge of looking after all of the international correspondence. The Overseas Economic Information division deals with the dissemination of English language content to various international bodies, through its website, Web 2.0 accounts, e-mails and direct personal contacts.

The intern will serve as Assistant to the Director and perform the following responsibilities: keep up with correspondence, Web 2.0, as well as editing press releases, stories and other publications for the website, take on long-term projects in the field of research or communications planning, attend strategic conferences as a representative of the Ministry, and help in the preparation for foreign delegations and when the minister goes abroad.

Also posted in Business & Finance, Jerusalem | Comments closed
Ministry of Justice – International Relations/Law Internship

As Israel’s data protection authority, the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority (ILITA) regulates both the private and public sectors under the Protection of Privacy Law, the Credit Data Services Law and the Electronic Signature Law. ILITA also acts as consultant for all major IT governmental projects or legislation (for example biometric database) and represents Israel in several international forums such as the OECD, the International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference, the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), etc.

The International Relations Associate will take part in the international activity of ILITA, including handling OECD committees and working group’s responsibilities (i.e. analysis of documents, preparation of statements or comments, etc.), maintaining ILITA’s visibility and participation in the GPEN and maintaining contact with international partners. In addition, the intern will develop content and manage ILITA’s English website, Facebook page and twitter feed.

Also posted in High-Tech/Start-Ups, Jerusalem, Law | Comments closed
Prime Minister’s Office

The Department is in charge of Restitution of Rights and Jewish Property from the Holocaust (Shoah) Era, and from Arab countries. The Department is also a part of the Prague process and the national Israeli advisory council for Restitution of Jewish Property and other boards concerning the same matter.

The Research and Resource Assistant will mostly perform research, update country files,, deal with research on the rights of Jews from Arab countries and Iran and serve as a resource person in the areas of speech writing, article writing and English language in general.

Also posted in Jerusalem, Non-Profit & Social Change | Comments closed
Ministry of Foreign Affairs – International Development Internship

Israel’s National Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) is responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring Israel’s international development assistance program. Programs are implemented in Israel and throughout the developing world.
Interns will work as a Desk Officer in Research & Support for International Development Issues. Interns will be responsible for: conducting research and analysis of the latest developments and trends in international development policy, discourse and practice, assisting the Director of Policy Planning and External Relations in strengthening the Israeli involvement with the OECD, preparation of briefings for specific meetings or visits overseas, provision of written material for statements and speeches, and taking minutes of meetings.

Also posted in Jerusalem, Non-Profit & Social Change | Comments closed
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Unit to Combat Delegitimization) Internship

This unit coordinates and leads the MFA’s efforts to combat the delegitimization of Israel. The unit is responsible for strategy development and resource-building, and coordination of counter-delegitimization efforts with existing departments, Israeli delegations abroad, other government ministries and key Jewish and other pro-Israeli organizations and individuals.

Intern will work as an assistant to the Coordinator and perform the following responsibilities: develop written materials for distribution across key diplomatic and Israel advocacy networks, assist in managing short-term and medium-term projects related to events, conferences, monitor key websites and maintain ongoing data base regarding global anti-Israel activity, and actively participate in coordinating the full array of local efforts around the world to combat delegitimization.

Also posted in Jerusalem | Comments closed
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (International Organizations Division) Internship

The department deals with the agencies and organizations of the UN and their relations with the State of Israel. This includes: being in daily contact with UN missions, recommending and implementing Israel’s policy in the international arena, promoting a “positive agenda” in the UN and its specialized agencies (such as the World Health Organization, UNESCO, the Office of Gender Issues, etc.)

Intern will be Personal Assistant to the Department Director and perform the following responsibilities: analyzing UN Resolutions and UN texts, writing papers regarding specific UN organizations and specialized agencies, editing documents and speechwriting, preparing for visits from international delegations, and attending meetings. There is a possibility for long-term projects based on demand and initiative of the intern.

Also posted in Jerusalem | Comments closed
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