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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With Israel about to remember the six million victims of the Holocaust, some of our Fellows were honored to be part of the national ceremony for Yom Hashoah - to be addressed by Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Rivlin.
Before the ceremony they participated in workshops and discussions with Holocaust survivors.
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As Israel is about to enter its week of national remembrance, our Fellows visited the national sites of Yad Vashem and Mount Herzl. They explored how the country memorializes the victims of the Holocaust and its fallen soldiers, and how this reflects Israeli society. ... See MoreSee Less

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The IGF team wishes a Happy Passover to all our Fellows, alumni and applicants!
Masa Israel Journey
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Four of the Fellows interning the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have met today with Shalom Elcott, the President of Index LLC and a long-time specialist in the world of Jewish philanthropy. Shalom has heard from the Fellows about their work in the different branches of the Ministry, as well as their experiences as participants of IGF and of MASA. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tel Aviv is not only Israel’s cultural and financial capital. It is also known as Israel’s most open and liberal city. Last week the Fellows explored the complexities behind this image with the director of a NGO dedicated to religious and social pluralism, and an activist and lawyer on the issue of non-Jewish refugees and migrant workers.
Israel Hofsheet - Be Free Israel - ישראל חופשית
מסע - Masa Israel Journey
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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 –