The Internship Program features directed work-study experiences related to the academic or vocational interests of the student. The program is coordinated by a member of the International School faculty along with on-site supervisors who hold academic or professional credentials. Only students who are enrolled as full-time students in the International School are eligible for the Internship Program.
In the past, internships have mostly focusedo n the areas of social services, health services, and education. Responding to students' requests, we have now expanded the traditional offerings to include marketing, communications, and business opportunities, as well as working with some of Israel's high tech companies. We welcome students interested in a specific field or location to be in touch with our Internship Coordinator about those possibilities and we will do our best to find the most suitable option for everyone.
Students who are interested in an internship must apply before the semester begins. In addition to their application for admission, they will need to complete a supplemental application for the internship program. Upon admission to the International School and receipt of the internship program application, the Internship Coordinator will be in touch with the student about possible internship locations.
When the student arrives to Haifa, she or he will meet with the supervisor at the internship location. Together they will establish the student's schedule. Students are expected to work 10-15 hours per week at their internship, earning 3-4 credits. Throughout the semester they may be provided with reading materials to support their work. In addition, students will need to submit weekly internship reports and mid-semester reflections on their progress to the Internship Coordinator in the International School. At the end of the semester, students will submit a 10-15 page research paper addressing an issue they dealt with at their internship.
Marketing and Communications:
Syneron - Syneron Medical Ltd (NASDAQ: ELOS) Ltd. is the leading global aesthetic device company with a comprehensive product portfolio and a global distribution footprint. The Company’s technology enables physicians to provide advanced solutions for a broad range of medical-aesthetic applications. The Intern will be part of the International Marketing Department at Syneron, joining the online marketing team and engage in online activites from both marketing and technical perspectives.
Given Imaging - Given imaging (NASDAQ: GIVN) is a world leader in GI medical devices, offering the broadest portfolio of capsule solutions to visualize the gastrointestinal tract. Given Imaging pioneered capsule endoscopy, which is now the gold standard for small bowel visualization, and is the recognized leader in thisInternship opportunities in the Business and Regulatory Divisions may be possible depending on the student's academic qualifications.
Office of the Spokesperson, University of Haifa - The internship involves working with staff of the office of the spokesperson. Responsibilities include preparing press releases, conferences, the Haifa University English magazine and the Board of Governors meeting. Basic courses in journalism and/or public relations and some experience in writing for a school newspaper or something comparable required. Knowledge of spoken Hebrew desirable, but not necessary.
Marketing Department, International School - The student will be part of the team responsible for social media implementation and activities. The main role of the intern will be to define, develop and implement the "every student has a story" marketing and social media campaign for their semester. This campaign will highlight individual students and their unique stories and publish them via social media as well as the International School website. Hebrew knowledge is not necessary
Insightec - Insightec is an Israeli high-tech company specializing in non-invasive treatments, the pioneer and leader in guided focused ultrasound technology for image guided acoustic surgery. The student intern will be part of the International Marketing and Public Relations Department.
Isha L'Isha (Haifa Feminist Center) - The organization deals with advancing the status of women in Israel through fundraising, preparation of educational materials and general community work. The organization works with Arab, Ethiopian and Russian Immigrant, as well as Israeli women. This internship requires the ability to function independently in a dynamic setting. Courses in Women's Studies, Sociology or Psychology are desirable. Basic computer skills are needed. Knowledge of Hebrew would be a benefit, but not a pre-requisite.
Shelter for Battered Women - The shelter provides emergency short-term housing and treatment for Arab and Jewish women and children. The internship involves organizing social activities for the children at the center. Conversational Hebrew or Arabic skills required. Experience working with children desirable.
Ofakim School for children with Cerebral Palsy - The school provides special services such as speech therapy, physiotherapy and vocational therapy. The intern, depending on his/her background, works with the staff in one or more of these areas. A basic knowledge of spoken Hebrew and experience in special
Michah – Society for the Education of Deaf Children - The Center provides diagnosis and guidance for hearing impaired children and their families. The intern works in direct treatment together with the staff. A basic knowledge of spoken Hebrew and/or sign language necessary, experience in special
Gan HaYeled (special education pre-school facility) - Gan HaYeled provides physiotherapy and educational enrichment programs for pre-school children in special education pre-schools including physically handicapped, autistic, mentally retarded and learning disabled children. The intern will work with staff in providing services to the children. Conversational Hebrew ability is required and experience working with children in Special Education is desired.
Shatil - Support Project for Voluntary Organizations - The organization provides training, consultation and coalition building assistance to organizations dealing with Arab-Jewish Relations and social change organizations. The interns assist the organization in grant writing, fund raising, website maintenance, research projects and program evaluations. Basic computer skills are required, no knowledge of Hebrew necessary.
Open Door – The organization provides guidance, counseling and training on the issues of relationships, sexuality and birth control to teenagers, youth and parents. Open Door centers provide assistance to diverse populations, including Jews, Arabs, new immigrants, youth at risk, and individuals with physical or mental disabilities. The intern will work on English language publications and assist with grant writing. Knowledge of spoken Hebrew or Arabic is necessary.
Association for Economic Independence - An NGO working with low income women to help give them skills that will enable them to find jobs. Involves grant writing and English publication. No Hebrew needed.
Kav L'Oved - An organization helping foreign workers in Israel through legal advice and counseling services. Requires Hebrew fluency.
Haifa Forum for Interfaith Cooperation – A new NGO dealing with interfaith activities in Haifa. Involves help with grant writing and planning activities. Hebrew desired, but not mandatory.
Association for Civil Rights in Israel - ACRI is an NGO committed to promoting the universality of human rights and defending the human rights and civil liberties of all, regardless of religion, nationality, gender, ethnicity, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. ACRI is Israel’s oldest and largest human rights organization and the only one dealing with the entire spectrum of rights and civil liberties issues in Israel. Arabic Language desired. Involves work on planning educational materials.
Bnei Zion Genetic Counseling Clinic - The clinic deals with genetic counseling and research. The intern will be involved in research projects and direct work with the staff and with clients of the clinic. Courses in biology and genetics are required. Knowledge of spoken Hebrew is necessary.
Biopsychology Laboratories, University of Haifa - The biopsychology laboratories are dedicated to research in brain/behavior interactions. Specific projects include research on brain mechanisms of social behavior and aggression, addictive processes and motivation, learning and memory and feeding. The intern will participate in the ongoing research projects – collecting and analysis of data, reading background literature, writing research reports and participating in staff meetings.
Shadowing an Israeli Doctor - The internship involves working in a large urban hospital, shadowing a medical professional. The work involves direct care under the supervision of the medical staff. In addition there are possibilities of research in hospital administration. The internship is suitable for a pre-medical student with some clinical experience. Knowledge of Hebrew is helpful, but not essential.
Coalition for Public Health - This NGO deals with pollution in the Haifa area. The internship involves help with research of pollution, grant writing, and English publications. Some environmental background is required. No knowledge of Hebrew is necessary.
Department of Archaeology, University of Haifa – Interns will have the opportunity to work with faculty members in the Department on various projects and participate in archaeological digs. Must be an archaeology major or have taken a number of archaeology courses. No knowledge of Hebrew required.
Department of Maritime Civilizations, University of Haifa - The archaeology and history of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean Bronze Age: seafaring, urbanization, ceramic analysis, and cross-cultural interconnections. Opportunities for fieldwork and laboratory analysis. Experience is preferred but not essential. Must have completed introductory level courses in archaeology and/or ancient history. No knowledge of Hebrew required.
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Ecological Studies Department, University of Haifa - Participation in field research in the areas of Aquatic Ecology, Community Ecology and Conservation Biology. The intern will function as a member of a research team in these areas. Basic courses in ecology and/or biology required. No knowledge of Hebrew necessary.
Wydra Institute for the Research of Maritime and Aviation Studies – The Wydra Institute conducts research in maritime studies and modern marine problems. The intern will integrate with the staff in their projects. Basic courses in International Commerce or Maritime Studies required. No knowledge of Hebrew necessary. Basic computer skills needed.
University of Haifa Library - Working with the staff of the library in all areas. Majoring in library science and basic computer skills necessary. Knowledge of spoken and written Hebrew desirable, but not required.
Haifa Municipal Museum: the Gallery - This internship involves working with the staff of the museum setting up exhibits and writing and editing catalogues of exhibits. Courses in Museum Studies and/or Art History required. Basic knowledge of spoken Hebrew desired, but not necessary.
Haifa Theatre - The Haifa Theatre is a municipal theatre. The intern will be involved in behind the scenes aspects of work in a large theatre such as costuming, lighting and make-up. Major in theatre studies required. Basic knowledge of spoken Hebrew desirable, but not necessary.