How are Fellows selected?
IGF looks to secure the most diverse group of Fellows possible, in terms of background, nationality and affiliation. All applicants go through the same process before being accepted to the program:
1. Submitting a full application form and all the additional documents
2. Interviewing via Skype with the IGF team
3. If accepted- beginning the internship placement process
What is the best approach for writing the personal statement?
We want to get to know you. What are your specific interests with regards to the program? What are you looking to gain from participating and from being a Fellow? What makes you a suitable candidate?
What is the best approach for handling recommendation letters?
IGF places great importance on the references provided by previous employers, professors, academic supervisors, community leaders or shlichim (Israeli community representatives). We provide guidelines, which may be found at the end of the application form, for prospective referees, which outlines what we require from them in a letter of recommendation. Applicants are advised to carefully decide on the referees who can best describe how they will be suitable for the program, with reference to the qualities and skills that are required.