The Israel Government Fellows Program (IGF) is a Masa Israel Journey initiative of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. Endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel, IGF offers outstanding and highly motivated young college graduates an experience at the heart of the Israeli government establishment, combining internships in government offices with educational seminars, Hebrew language instruction, and travel throughout the country. It is the only existing program of its kind for non-Israelis to intern in the government and is available for applicants aged 22-30 with at least a bachelor's degree. We are also expanding our Policy and Diplomacy track this year, which allows Fellows to intern in Israeli research institutes, think tanks, and public diplomacy organizations.
Here are just a few examples of current placements:
· Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Organizations Department
· Ministry of Defense, Civil Administration of the West Bank
· Ministry of Justice, Department of Special International Affairs
· Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor, Legal Deptartment
IGF provides participants with invaluable work experience and leadership training, and is a unique opportunity for aspiring Jewish leaders to develop their abilities while contributing to Israeli politics and society, learn about Israeli history and culture, and strengthen their connection to the Jewish state.