The Israel Government Fellows Program (IGF) is a Menachem Begin Heritage Center initiative in affiliation with MASA. The program is endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister in Israel and offers outstanding and highly motivated young Jewish leaders an experience at the heart of the Israeli government. Alongside internships in government offices and policy and diplomacy organizations, the program provides educational seminars, Hebrew language instruction and tours around the country. It is the only existing program of its kind for non-Israelis and is available for young Jews aged 22-30 with at least a first degree.
The program’s duration is ten months and is based in Jerusalem. As well as working closely with a government official in a Ministry or other government branch, participants will attend weekly seminars as well as joint activities with Israeli counterparts. They will travel throughout the country, and will meet with Israeli officials, policy makers, journalists, and a wide range of public figures.
New Track: Policy & Diplomacy Fellowship
This new track of IGF offers internships at some of Israel's most prestigious think tanks and public diplomacy organizations. As a Policy & Diplomacy Fellow you will spend your working days discussing, researching and writing about the issues at the heart of the Israel and Middle East debate.
You may choose to focus on Israel advocacy; the security challenges facing the Jewish state; the problem of antisemitism in the Arab world; the threat of delegitimization of Israel in the media and international organizations; Jewish identity in Israel and the Diaspora; and many more related topics. In these positions you will be mentored and guided by some of the leading thinkers and most influential activists in Israel.