Research Interns are assigned to one of The Institute’s seven research programs, based upon the specific needs of our Research Fellows and the particular skills of the intern. This position involves working closely with the Research Fellow and research staff in a particular subject area over a minimum period of six weeks. Here again, the topic of research varies according to the circumstances. Please note that research positions are limited and highly competitive. Therefore, we encourage applicants to explore our website and familiarize themselves with The Institute research areas before applying for a Research Internship. Your application will benefit from a close match between your area of expertise and the research agenda of a particular project of the institute. If you think your skills may be suited to more than one area of research, please explain this in your cover letter.
Israel Democracy Institute is an organization that offers a small number of exciting internship opportunities for exceptional candidates with an undergraduate, graduate or professional background. The program provides a unique opportunity to work with the Institute’s scholars and staff on policy proposals aimed at strengthening Israeli democracy. Interns spend a minimum of six weeks in residence at the Institute in Jerusalem, in the course of which they participate fully in the daily life of the Institute. Although interns typically choose to spend their summer at the Institute, the program is open year-round. Proficiency in both English and Hebrew is preferred but not required. Please note that at present we are not in a position to offer funding to interns.