Are you a Palestinian student or professional in the early stages of your career? Are you looking for work experience in a particular field? Do you want to be exposed to professional life at a leading company and contribute to its success? If so, the Palestinian Internship Program is the place for you!
The Palestinian Internship Program (PIP) arranges paid work experience opportunities for Palestinian professionals in fields such as information and communication technology (ICT), marketing, finance, and bio-medicine. Internships take place at leading multinational companies, Israeli and Palestinian tech start-ups, investment firms, and others, most of which are based in the Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Nazareth and Ramallah areas. The program also includes workshops led by top entrepreneurs and business school professors, visits to leading companies, and networking events that will help you gain job market exposure. So, if you are a budding professional passionate about developing Palestine’s knowledge-based economy and advancing your personal career, please apply via the "APPLY NOW" link above!
PIP’s mission is to provide participants in the program with valuable work experience and skills that will enable them to contribute to the growth of the Palestinian private sector, particularly tech innovation.
PIP had identified a lack of employment opportunities for young Palestinian university graduates. This has led either to a ‘brain drain’ of graduates going abroad to the West or the Gulf, or to their falling into unskilled labor or unemployment. PIP - supported by funders such as USAID and the US Consulate in Jerusalem - sees an opportunity to help develop the skills and experience of Palestinian graduates through internships at successful companies.
The Palestinian Internship Program - or “PIP” - is a non-profit registered in the United States as “501(c)(3)” category organization.
The 25 companies that have participated so far include Intel, HP, Mass Challenge, Reuters, Yamsafer, Medisafe, Takwin - and more join every round! The companies are both multinational and local and are based throughout Israel and Palestine, especially in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ramallah, Haifa and Nazareth.
Yes. In addition to providing a meaningful employment experience, all host companies pay at least local minimum wage (in Israel: 5,000 Shekels – approximately 1,350 US Dollars – for a full time position).
Companies participate in PIP because they recognize the talent of PIP interns, view hiring interns as a good business decision, and support PIP’s aim of developing the Palestinian ICT/service sector. The value of the program to companies is demonstrated by the fact that over half of PIP’s interns so far have been offered an extended role at their companies following their internship.
PIP accepts applications from Palestinian university graduates, particularly in fields related to high-tech, such as ICT/engineering, marketing, finance and business development. Nevertheless, talented and ambitious graduates in all subjects are encouraged to apply. Key requirements are:
PIP is recruiting for internships due to start in the summer and fall of 2017. To apply, visit www.palinternship.com/apply-now.