An internship, as understood and envisaged by the IGF program, is an unpaid work placement where the rewards are the professional and personal experience gained and the skills developed. Our Fellows join IGF to truly experience “work worth doing”, getting to know the system’s ins and outs and being an important part of the projects (and challenges) facing each department’s area of responsibility and jurisdiction.
Fellows on the program are placed in positions of genuine responsibility, working with senior figures and officials in the Israeli government and related organizations.
The educational component is a combination of a month long opening seminar, weekly seminar days throughout the session, Ulpan and tours around the country
The IGF program aims to develop the leadership skills of its participants. A core belief of the program is that a nuanced understanding and knowledge is the foundation of good decision-making. We believe that future leaders must be aware of a verity of (at times conflicting) perspectives before finalizing their own agenda. The educational component exposes Fellows to all sides of the various debates in Israeli politics and society – left and right, religious and secular, Jewish and Arab.
Fellows will attend daily Ulpan sessions throughout their first weeks in Israel, after which periodic follow-ups will take place. IGF uses a tried-and-tested Ulpan course which specializes in spoken Hebrew, with significant personal attention from teachers.
The educational component will include a series of lectures, as well as participation in a wide range of conferences, tours and meetings around the country.