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Academic Internships at the Abba Eban Institute

The Abba Eban Institute for International Diplomacy offers several academic internship programs for passionate students and young professionals who are considering a career in Diplomacy, Strategy, International Relations, and their intersections with the media.

Our internships provide students with an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of foreign policy issues, gain hands-on experience, and get an insider's view of the fascinating world of international diplomacy. The internship programs offer students from Israel and abroad a chance to work closely with leading professionals in the field and participate in a range of workshops, tours, and lectures.

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2020-21 AEI annual interns at our end-of-year event, June 2021 (Photo: Gital Press)

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If you’re passionate about international diplomacy, you are sure to find a program that suits your interests and skills

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 Internship program objectives

Introducing students, young professionals and/or academics to the field of innovative diplomacy; familiarizing them with Israel’s foreign policy and diplomatic practices; providing them with a meaningful, hands-on working experience; and helping them acquire research skills and additional proficiencies for studying and working in the field.

Our program supports the IDC Herzliya’s official mission statement – to identify, educate, and train the leaders of tomorrow.

Internship Opportunities

We offer internship positions in the following programs:

Which internship program are you interested in?

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Annual academic internships for IDC students

The Institute’s annual internship program is open to a select group of excellent graduate and undergraduate students from the IDC Herzliya, who apply at the beginning of each academic year. Interns join one of the Institute’s programs, and throughout the academic year gain knowledge and experience in matters relating to diplomacy and foreign affairs and actively participate in professional workshops and events held by the Institute.

IDC students may choose to take the internship for two academic credits (equivalent to an elective, and only if they have not previously completed an accredited internship), or as a non-credit internship, pending approval from their academic program coordinators.

Internship period: A full academic year

General requirements:

  • Excellent research skills.

  • Fluent English (several placements will be reserved for native Hebrew speakers).

  • Undergraduate (2nd and 3rd year) students and graduate students from all IDC schools.

  • Commitment to 6-8 weekly work hours.

  • Mandatory participation in group meetings and workshops during the year.

Additional requirements for interns under the “The Arena” Magazine and the Media Operations department:

  • Media and journalistic affinity (previous experience is an advantage).

  • Passion for academic, journalistic and/or literary editing, and copywriting.

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of current affairs, global trends, and international diplomacy.

Applicants are required to send their CV, a cover letter explaining their interest in the Institute, and an academic writing sample. Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview with the Institute’s staff.

AY2021-22 applications are now open!

Please find all necessary details in our AY2021-22 Call for Applications (PDF).

For a few useful tips on how to apply, download this PDF.
To upload the required documents (in English), enter this link using your IDC login:

https://forms.office.com/r/YNHA1Y8HPb

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 20th 2021, at 11pm.

 
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Summer academic internships for international students

Our summer internship program draws students from leading American and European universities via the "ONWARD Israel" program. Prospective candidates can request their ONWARD coordinator get in touch with the Abba Eban Institute and apply for an internship position.

 

Internship period: June to August (depending on the Onward program)

General requirements:

  • Excellent research skills.

  • Fluent English.

  • Applicants must have completed, or be near the completion of, their 2nd year of undergraduate studies, or higher.

  • Commitment to 35-40 weekly work hours (except for days with extracurricular activities, as dictated by the Onward program).

  • Mandatory participation in group meetings and workshops during the internship period.

Additional Requirements for interns under the “The Arena” Magazine and the Media Operations desk:

  • Media and journalistic affinity (previous experience is an advantage)

  • Passion for academic, journalistic and/or literary editing and copywriting

Applicants are required to send their CV, a cover letter explaining their interest in the Institute, and an academic writing sample. Suitable candidates will be invited for a virtual interview (via Zoom) with the Institute’s staff.

 

For further details, please download PDF

Note: Applications open from February to early May (currently closed).

For more information on the various ONWARD programs, please visit: onwardisrael.org

 
 
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Individual internships/fellowships

The Abba Eban Institute occasionally accepts internship applications from outstanding academics and/or professionals who specialize in fields of expertise relevant to the Institute’s work.

If you wish to apply for an individual internship, you must:

  • Submit a CV, a cover letter, and an academic writing sample (as described above).

  • Hold an undergraduate degree (or be finished with his/her studies by the beginning of the internship), or higher.

  • Have spoken in advance to the head of the program you wish to intern with, and agreed with him/her on the position’s requirements and your expected work schedule.

  • Be willing to commit to a minimum 4-month work period.

Additional Requirements for interns under the “The Arena” Magazine and the Media Operations desk:

  • Media and journalistic affinity (previous experience is an advantage)

  • Passion for academic, journalistic and/or literary editing and copywriting

The application will be weighed against the Institute’s needs, its current vacancies, and the applicant’s interests and qualifications.

Contact

For all inquiries regarding internship programs, please contact: 

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Oded Raanan

Internships programs manager

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