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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We were delighted to see some of our Israel-based alumni at our special event in Tel Aviv last week with guest speaker Douglas Feith, former United States Under-Secretary of Defense in the administration of George W. Bush. He gave us his expert analysis on the state of the US-Israel relationship and the prospects for a re-started peace process in the era of President Trump. ... See MoreSee Less

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Israel Government Fellows added 27 new photos to the album: 11th Session Graduation — with Sami Klazkin and Kristina Volkova. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tonight was officially the last night of IGF's 11th session!
The meaningful 10-month experience was concluded with the traditional graduation ceremony, attended by the head of the Begin center, Mentors, Alumni of the program and of course - the graduating fellows.
Congratulations to our newest Alumni! We wish all the best in the future, in whatever you choose to do. And of course - keep in touch!

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The Fellows enjoyed 3 days in the Golan Heights for the final group trip of the year. ATVs, rival-rafting, wine-tasting and chocolate-making! A great way to celebrate the last 10 months!
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Our Fellows enjoyed a star-studded final seminar day of their year on IGF. They were privileged to meet with Prof. Shlomo Avineri, Israel's most acclaimed political scientist; former govt spokesperson Miri Eisen; and award-winning writer and public intellectual Yossi Klein Halevi.
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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 –