Eligibility requirement: Relevant studies / experiences in a related field is recommended but not required (e.g. studies related to public relations, human rights, marketing, law, international development, social work, etc). Internship tasks are adjusted to suit your level of expertise. High School graduates aged 16+ may be accepted, depending on the strength of their application (including any relevant experience, with a desire to learn and grow within this field).

Language requirements: This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths: Public Relations, Law, Human Rights, Communications, Sociology, Political Science, Middle Eastern studies, Social Worker, Advocate

Internship details

Gain in-depth insight into the complexity of the political situation in Israel and Palestine, and assist with advocacy work for disadvantaged communities. Interns help local NGOs with political analysis and networking, and join communications and PR activities to raise awareness of discrimination issues.

This is a remote internship you can conduct from home.

This virtual internship is perfect for individuals interested in human rights and anti-racism issues and wishing to gain practical experience in the challenges of combating discrimination and advocating for minorities.

Ethnic minorities, women, children, disabled people and immigrants all face daily battles for equality in Israel. Participants in this remote internship in Human Rights and Anti-Racism can make a tangible difference to the lives of people from these disadvantaged backgrounds. You’ll be placed in one of 40 NGOs forming a network of advocacy for discriminated groups all around Israel, supporting local staff with awareness, fundraising and advocacy wherever it’s most needed.

Interns assist ethnic groups including Palestinian Arabs, Ethiopian Jews, Mizrahi/Oriental Jews, and Russian and African immigrants. Political and societal norms in Israel legitimize racism towards these groups, resulting in violence, profiling, oppression, stereotyping and incitement.

Interns assist a network of NGOs that monitor racism by politicians, media, businesses and other publications, advocating for groups and even taking legal action in some cases. They also undertake lobbying and run events, media campaigns and training programs in order to advance the causes of oppressed groups.

Interns are given tasks from your supervisor and work to your own schedule to ensure deadlines are met. You’ll need to accommodate regular online meetings with your supervisor to update progress, be given new tasks and raise any questions or challenges.

This remote internship is conducted in English.

Human Rights and Anti-Racism interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Monitoring media content for racism or discrimination
  • Lobbying politicians, media and other groups to advocate for disadvantaged communities
  • Assisting in legal action for human rights cases
  • Assisting on media campaigns advocating for disadvantaged people
  • Helping to organize events to advance the causes of disadvantaged groups
  • Emailing and questioning people from underprivileged communities to understand their situations and tell their stories
Professional development opportunities:
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the political situation and society in Israel and the Middle East
  • Research the many aspects of racism towards minorities in society
  • Develop hands-on experience in lobbying work, PR and media communications
  • Improve your intercultural skills, communicating with a variety of people of different backgrounds and languages
  • Improve your analytical and writing skills
  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
Typical schedule:
  • As a remote intern, you’ll have the flexibility to work to a schedule that suits both you and your supervisor. Your schedule will need to accommodate online meetings with your supervisor when it’s required, so there will be times where you’ll need to be available during office hours in Israel.
Internship highlights:
  • Intern within a specific NGO, collaborating with a community of advocates across Israel
  • Build your network of major stakeholders from NGOs, politics and education
  • Help to make a difference in the lives of oppressed and disadvantaged communities
  • Gain international work experience while interning remotely from home without having to travel
Types of host organizations:
  • NGOs that specialize in human rights advocacy
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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Program Fee (USD)
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $948
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,348
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,648
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • A deposit of $449 USD is required to secure your internship
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of $75 USD.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.

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