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Interested in the latest and greatest opportunities? Featured internships are the newest openings offered by some of Israel’s most exciting and innovative organizations. Whether you’re interested in starting your own company or saving the environment, we’ve got the internship that’s right for you.

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alt="arava institute"The Geo-Hydrology Intern will work under the supervision of Dr. Elli Groner, Director of the Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE) at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.

The intern will be responsible for:
-Conducting geological surveys of the Shita stream in the Arava (Wadi Shita)
-Studying the hydrology, including floods of Wadi Shita
-Examing the geomorphology of Wadi Shita
-Studying hydro geological transects in the Wadi using total station theodolite
-Studying rain events, runoff, and floods
-Studying water shed characteristics
-Linking geo-hydrology to tree conditions
-Examining soil characteristics
-Managing the site including hosting researchers and assisting with research
-Helping to compose reports on the Arava landscape

Qualifications:
-Degree in Geology or Physical Geography
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Affinity for outdoor work
-Computer and MS Office proficient
-Pleasant and personable, hardworking, efficient, able to work under pressure and for long hours
-Ability to work independently

The Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE), directed by Dr. Elli Groner, is dedicated to the study of the natural ecosystems in the Arava valley and the interaction between those ecosystems and the region’s people.CHASE brings together Jordanian and Israeli researchers to map the biodiversity of the region, in order to better protect natural resources while enabling sustainable human development in the region.

*The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.


eco wave power logoAn internship at Eco Wave Power will allow you to join a young clean tech company in the field of renewable energy.

The Mechanical Engineer’s responsibilities will include:
-Creating CAE multidisciplinary model of converter or independent models of hydro mechanical, hydraulic, electric systems
-Creating mathematical models of independent systems and whole system
-Providing fluid dynamic analysis of applied to floater loads subject to wave characteristics, floater form and environment.
-Carrying out CAE and hand stress and fatigue calculations of mechanical systems
-Implementing optimization of mechanical system CAD design

Qualifications:
-Bachelors of Science in mechanical engineering or related engineering degree
-Engineering experience is desirable
-Knowledge of SolidWorks (or any other CAD program), FEA, Ansys is a strong asset

Eco Wave Power is an advanced and innovative international wave power developer, headquartered in Israel. The company was established after a period of conceptualizing and planning for a new and competitive wave energy technology.

Eco Wave Power is the only wave energy company to ever win the Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation Award. According to Frost & Sullivan, “Eco Wave Power efficiently handles the prominent challenges prevailing in the field and offers an all-round solution for effective energy harvesting.  Based on the aforementioned performance drivers as measured through Frost & Sullivan independent analysis, Eco Wave Power is the recipient of the 2012 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award.”


alt="netafim drip irrigation"Netafim, Israel’s leading drip irrigation company, seeks a Business Development Intern to help expand their operations.

-Ongoing market analysis
-Mapping potential key players in the fields of agriculture, irrigation, bio-fuels and mining and contacting
-Establishing and maintaining high scale clients (ie, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Unilever etc.).

Founded at a time when Israel aimed “to make the desert bloom,” Netafim has been a leader in global agricultural development since our founding. Always growing and diversifying, Netafim integrates a rich legacy with down-to-earth rural values and cutting-edge agronomic and technological expertise to lead the way in drip and micro-irrigation solutions worldwide.


alt="office of chief scientist israel"The Policy Fellow will assist the Energy and Cleantech Unit in developing policies regarding national oil, gas and cleantech issues.

Oil and Gas:
In the wake of the natural gas discoveries in Israel, the Office of the Chief Scientist works to leverage those discoveries to create a knowledge intensive Israeli industry in the fields of oil and gas. This requires international benchmarking research for policies aimed at leveraging natural resources discoveries for the creation of an intensive based industry, as well as planning and executing events aimed with the participation of experts, researchers and companies interested to become active in this area in Israel.

Cleantech:
International benchmarking research for policies aimed at encouraging the development of technological industry in the cleantech field, such as water, renewable energies, alternative fuels, reduction of GHG emissions and more. In addition to policy level activity, work scope could include arranging business to business activities, seminars and exhibitions and more.

Qualifications:
-Previous knowledge and experience in international policy benchmarking, oil and gas, and cleantech – advantageous
-Advanced computer skills, mainly in Excel and PowerPoint – required
-Excellent writing skills
-Creativity
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team

The Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) in the Ministry of Economy is charged with execution of government policy for support of industrial R&D. The goal of the OCS is to assist in the development of technology in Israel as a means of fostering economic growth, encouraging technological innovation and entrepreneurship, leveraging Israel’s scientific potential and enhancing the knowledge base of industry in Israel.

Please note: Israel Government Fellows does not conduct their internship placement process until all participants have been formally accepted. For this reason, IGF cannot guarantee applicants a particular internship position prior to their acceptance. However, the placement process is influenced primarily by participants’ preferences.


alt="arava institute"The Biodiversity and Food Web Intern will work directly under the supervision of Dr. Elli Groner, Director of the Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE).

The intern will be responsible for:
-Sampling biodiversity in arid and hyper-arid ecosystems
-Comparing sand dune, acacia woodland dry valleys, agriculture and other ecosystems
-Building desert food web structures using stable isotope analysis, cafeteria experiments, field sampling, behavioral observations and lab experiments
-Sampling soil fauna
-Working with arthropods
-Developing the detritus food web concept
-Collaborating with Jordanian researchers
-Writing proposals and papers

Qualifications:
-Background in biology, environmental science, environmental studies or ecology
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Affinity for outdoor work with animals, especially arthropods
-Computer and MS Office proficient
-Pleasant, personable, hardworking, efficient, able to work under pressure and for long hours
-Ability to work independently

The Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE), directed by Dr. Elli Groner, is dedicated to the study of the natural ecosystems in the Arava valley and the interaction between those ecosystems and the region’s people.CHASE brings together Jordanian and Israeli researchers to map the biodiversity of the region, in order to better protect natural resources while enabling sustainable human development in the region.

*The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.


Mashav

The Research and Support Officer at MASHAV, a division of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will conduct research and analysis of the latest developments, publications and current trends in international development policy, discourse and practice.

The research will focus on the follow issues:
-Climate change
-Financing for development
-Aid effectiveness
-Food crisis and agricultural technology
-Education
-Effects of the financial crisis
-Sustainable development
-Capacity building

The intern will assist the Director of Evaluation with the following tasks:
-Preparing Terms of Reference (TOR) for evaluations
-Drafting and preparing briefings for specific meetings or visits overseas
-Participating in official meetings.

MASHAV is responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring Israel’s international development assistance programs. Programs are implemented in Israel as well as throughout the developing world.

Please note: Israel Government Fellows does not conduct the internship placement process until all participants have been formally accepted. For this reason, IGF cannot guarantee applicants a particular internship position prior to their acceptance. However, the placement process is influenced primarily by participants’ preferences.


alt="arava institute"The Oil Spill Reclamation Intern will work under the supervision of Dr. Elli Groner, Director of the Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE).

The intern will be responsible for:
-Monitoring the impact of the oil spill on the Evrona ecosystem including: Acacia physiology, soil characteristics, plant biodiversity, animal behavior and flood behavior
-Monitoring the alternative treatment pilots
-Assisting in publicity projects.
-Helping to design a reclamation plan.
-Working with volunteers

Qualifications
-Background in environmental science, environmental studies, sociology, policy or conservation
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Affinity for outdoor work
-Computer and MS Office proficient
-Pleasant and personable, hardworking, efficient, able to work under pressure and for long hours
-Ability to work independently

The Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE), directed by Dr. Elli Groner, is dedicated to the study of the natural ecosystems in the Arava valley and the interaction between those ecosystems and the region’s people.CHASE brings together Jordanian and Israeli researchers to map the biodiversity of the region, in order to better protect natural resources while enabling sustainable human development in the region.

*The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.


alt="arava institute"The Research Assistant will work directly under the supervision of Dr. Elaine Solowey, Director of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

The intern’s work will focus on the following areas:
-Domestication of wild species
-Development of life history parameters of wild species before and during domestication
-Assisting in maintenance of the CSA plots
-Composing papers on the life history of specific plants
-Monitoring orchards
-Planting acacia trees

Qualifications:
-Agriculture graduates with a GPA of 90% or above
-Strong organization and time management skills
-Affinity for outdoor work
-Computer and MS Office proficient
-Pleasant, personable, hardworking, efficient, able to work under pressure and for long hours
-Ability to work independently

The Center for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA), directed by Dr. Elaine Solowey, is a vital player in the field of desert agriculture and sustainable agriculture in the Middle East and the world. The Center is dedicated to the investigation and preservation of arid lands and their natural resources, and works collaboratively with leading institutions including Ben-Gurion University, Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Sde Boqer, and the Department of Applied Research.

*The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.


alt="arava institute"The Ecosystem Service Research Assistant will work under the direct supervision of Anthropologist Dr. Avigail Morris.

Intern’s responsibilities include:
-Composing an ecosystem assessment chapter on the desert
-Organizing department meetings and meetings with authors
-Economics of desert ecosystem services
-Assisting Dr. Avigail Morris with work related to ecosystem services in the Arava
-Assisting with the coordination of the Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology Research platform, especially in issues requiring Hebrew

Qualifications:
-Background in social science
-Background in economics an advantage
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Computer and MS Office proficient
-Pleasant and personable, hardworking, efficient, able to work under pressure and for long hours
-Willing to take on major responsibilities
-Fluency in English required, knowledge of Hebrew or Arabic an advantage

The Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE), directed by Dr. Elli Groner, is dedicated to the study of the natural ecosystems in the Arava valley and the interaction between those ecosystems and the region’s people.CHASE brings together Jordanian and Israeli researchers to map the biodiversity of the region, in order to better protect natural resources while enabling sustainable human development in the region.

*The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.


alt="energiya global"The Clean Energy Development Intern will work on a variety of projects to set the framework for Energiya Global’s work in building solar power plants in the developing world.

These projects will include:
-Market research
-International law research
-Public policy work

Energiya Global develops affordable solar projects worldwide, with the goal of providing clean electricity for 50 million people by 2020. Our vision is for a world in which developing nations will be powered predominantly by clean, safe, renewable energy.

Clean energy will not be a luxury that only wealthy nations can afford, but will be the energy of choice for lifting people in developing countries out of poverty. Energiya Global mobilizes the ingenuity and the values of Israel and the Jewish People to reduce the world’s dependence on fossil fuels and empower people globally.

 


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