Become a Fellow

IGF’s 13th Session will be held from September 2018 – June 2019.
The application process for the 13th Session of Israel Government Fellows (September 2018 – June 2019) is NOW OPEN!

Applicants must be between 22-30 years old and hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.
Applicants must have fluent English (not necessarily mother-tongue) as the program and internships all take place in English.

Applications will be accepted in rounds. Admissions decisions for each round will be sent out within one week of the respective deadline.

Round 1 Application Deadline: February 15, 2018 (decisions sent out by February 22, 2018)

Round 2 Application Deadline: April 8, 2018 (decisions sent out by April 15, 2018)

Applications received after the Round 2 application process will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Application forms may be emailed to Hila Fridlin at igf@begincenter.org.il. It is important for us to make the application as simple, friendly and informative as possible. Therefore please feel free to email Hila with any questions you may have.

Application Process

Interested applicants should download an application form or obtain one by contacting the IGF offices: igf@begincenter.org.il or +972 2 5652027/1.
The form requires applicants to provide their academic and employment experience, a personal statement and an academic writing sample. After reviewing the application documents, applicants will be invited to a Skype interview, after which, a final decision of acceptance will be made.

IGF looks to secure the most diverse possible group of Fellows regarding background, nationality and other possible criteria.

Applicants should make sure they have included the following in their application:

  • Application Form
  • Resume (CV)
  • Passport Photo
  • $100 Registration Fee (included in program cost if accepted)
  • Masa Israel Grant Application (when available)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (work/internship, academic, community)
  • Personal Statement
  • Academic Writing Sample
  • Academic Transcripts
Press HERE to download the application form