Israel Government Fellows (IGF) is an elite Masa Israel program endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel and The Menachem Begin Heritage Center.
IGF offers outstanding and highly motivated young university graduates an experience at the heart of the Israeli government, combining internships in government ministries and related organizations with educational seminars, Hebrew language studies and trips around the country. The program is 10 months long and is available for candidates aged 21-30. Every year we accept the best and the brightest from around the world, from different backgrounds and with diverse opinions and outlooks, helping them to develop themselves professionally, to explore Israel’s politics and people, and to fulfill their potential as Jewish leaders of the future.

What We Do

Our Internships

Career development in government ministries and influential think tanks

Israel In Depth

The opportunity to meet and learn from public figures and experts in the field on every aspect of Israeli politics, policy and society

Hebrew Studies

Studying Hebrew with an emphasis on conversation, getting you speaking like a native as quickly as possible!

Exploring The Land

Traveling around Israel, getting to know the north, south, east and west of the country – meeting the people who make a difference along the way.

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Video Presentation


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The Fellows heard today about the status of women's rights in Israel: the many successes and achievements, as well as the challenges. Our speakers included an advocate for women's equality, an activist for women's rights in the Arab community, an HR professional promoting employment for ultra-Orthodox women, and an expert on feminism in Orthodox Judaism.
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Congratulations to Libby Weiss, IGF Alumni of the 5th session and a member of the program's executive board, who was recently announced as recepiant of the 2017 Nefesh B'Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize!

The award recognizes outstanding Anglo Olim – veteran and recent – who embody the spirit of modern-day Zionism by contributing in a significant way to the State of Israel.

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The Fellows have met today with Ksenia Svetlova, Member of Knesset with the Zionist Union and Specialist on Arab Affairs. They heard about her personal journey into Israeli Politics, and about her Parliamentary work as part of the largest opposition party.

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"I had pulled some all-nighters before when studying in University, but this one actually resulted in an important diplomatic victory for Israel"

David Goodstone, 5th session, Israel Government Fellows

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Today the Fellows explored the challenges confronting the Israeli government in its economic and education policy choices, with the help of experts from the Taub Center - the country's leading think tank for socioeconomic issues.

We also marked 40 years since the historic election of Menachem Begin as Prime Minister, toppling the formerly dominant Labor Party from power for the first time. With the Deputy Director of the Begin Heritage Center, the Fellows discussed the dramatic social and economic changes Begin's government brought to Israel.
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Alumni Testimonials

"I sought IGF with the primary intention of furthering myself professionally. And while it certainly paid professional dividends upon my return to the U.S., IGF's greatest impact on me was unquestionably personal. Those ten months were filled with one adventure after the next, each one unique, and each one giving me a far greater sense of what it was that inspired and motivated me. IGF is unlike any other program offered, providing insights, experiences, and connections with Israel that you can't possibly get anywhere else in 10 months"

Jordan Barpal ,USA-8th session, Department of Global Debt Capital Markets and Foreign Currency Transactions, Ministry of Finance

"IGF is for people who like to be challenged, want to think critically, and feel the need to constantly learn. The program gave me the experience and the contacts to dramatically shift my professional path and helped me create more informed opinions on a number of issues facing Israelis and the wider international community."

Carly Olenick – USA, 9th Session, Department of International Affairs, Ministry of Social Affairs and Services

Who we work with

Ministry of tourism– Ministry of tourism –

REUT intitute– REUT intitute –

Ministry Of Social Affairs And Social Services

– Ministry Of Social Affairs And Social Services –

 

NGO monitor

– NGO monitor –

Welfare Ministry– Welfare Ministry –

Ministry Of Justice

– Ministry Of Justice –

Ministry of Enviornmental Protection

– Ministry of Environmental Protection –

Ministry Of Economy

– Ministry Of Economy –

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

– Ministry of Foreign Affairs –

Ministry of Finance– Ministry of Finance –

Ministry Of Science & Technology– Ministry Of Science & Technology –

Shalom Hartman Institute– Shalom Hartman Institute –

Israeli Industry Center For R&D

– Israeli Industry Center For R&D –

Ministry Of Health– Ministry Of Health –

 

Israel Securities Authority

– Israel Securities Authority –

 

Israel Patent Office

– Israel Patent Office –

Institute For Leadership and Governance

– Institute For Leadership and Governance –

Ministry of Public Security– Ministry of Public Security –