WELCOME TO THE
PALESTINIAN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (PIP)
WHO WE ARE
The Palestinian Internship Program (PIP) is a professional development non-profit that aims to empower Palestinian professionals in developing and building their careers, and establishing themselves as business leaders, thereby stimulating innovation, investment, and opportunity in the Palestinian tech ecosystem.
Our Mission is to provide young Palestinian professionals with high-level internships and mentorships so that they can better contribute to the development of the Palestinian tech sector.
Founded in 2014 by venture capitalist Yadin Kaufmann, PIP provides young Palestinian professionals with work experience placements at leading Israel-based companies. In Summer 2020, PIP launched its sister program, the Palestinian Mentorship Program (PMP). Through PMP, Palestinian entrepreneurs are matched with Global Experts, especially in the fields of tech, business, and finance for hands on mentoring.
Our Vision is a Palestinian tech and innovation sector driven by a generation of young Palestinian professionals who have access to requisite work experience opportunities.
PIP is a US-registered non-profit that has been backed by various donors, including the US State Department’s Middle East Partnerships Initiatives program, the US Embassy's Palestinian Affairs Unit, and individual supporters from all over the world. In the past, PIP has also received significant contributions from USAID.
WHAT WE DO
To date, PIP has matched over 80 Palestinian interns with Multinational, Israeli, and Palestinian companies. PMP has had over 40 Mentees come through our mentorships. Through PIP and PMP engagement, we are working to build long-lasting professional and personal relationships between Palestinian tech leaders and Israelis.