From Our Host Companies:
"MassChallenge decided to work with PIP as a result of our successful first cooperation in 2017, as well as due to our constant goal to increase our impact across many sectors and fields. Our ongoing experience with PIP has been very good, and has served our organization well. The candidates are always full of motivation, skilled and learn quickly, and we incorporate them in various activities of ours throughout the internship cycle. We included programming, operations and event marketing related roles and support roles in the internship and are always looking to create the best match possible with the interns. Having a PIP intern has been great for MassChallenge and we are looking forward to having one again soon!"
Director Business Operations, Mass Challenge
PIP Changes Lives:
PIP is changing the lives of hundreds of young Palestinian people through real-work experiences, hands-on workshops, and professional networking opportunities. We guide 40 Finalists, selected from over 300 applicants, through 6-month-long cycles of programming. To date, over 60 companies in Israel have hired Palestinian interns, including leading multinational companies such as Google, Intel, Thomson Reuters, HP Indigo and Teva, as well as a number of start-ups and venture capital firms.
65% of Interns are offered full-time positions
100+ Members of the Internship Alumni Network
Interns from West Bank and East Jerusalem
PIP works with MNCs, Startups, VCs, and more, from both low- and high-tech sectors
All candidates come with strong academic profiles, with degrees in computer science, business, finance, and marketing
Diversity is important to us. 50% of our top technical candidates are women, and they are eager to jump-start their careers
From Our Alumni
Lubna completed her internship at Teva Pharmaceuticals in 2016. At Teva, Lubna was responsible for leading an e-health project in Teva’s R&D Department. This internship provided her with an entirely new set of skills in project management, and opened many new doors for her in a field that drastically differed from what she had studied. As the only Arab and Palestinian employee in the department, Lubna was a source for a lot of curious and interested Israelis who never had the chance to interact with Palestinians. Through their discussions and conversations, she was able to educate and share her reality and the reality of Palestinians. "I interned at Teva Pharmaceuticals, and the professional connections I made during my internship have now given me a lot more work opportunities than I had before joining PIP."
I'm the co-founder of Yalla Reyada, a Board Member at Tech2Peace, and a Curator at Global Shapers East Jerusalem. My PIP Internship was being a product manager over a transportation application in Rawabi TechHub. During my Internship at Rawabi TechHub, I gained product management skills and attended entrepreneurship trainings, which gave me the confidence to start my own venture and become able to lead a technical team of developers and designers.
Benefits of Hiring PIP Interns:
Over 60 companies have benefited from PIP's top talent.
PIP's exclusive Host Company Network includes multinationals, startups, and VCs across all industries.
Struggling to find quality talent for your team? PIP has over 300+ qualified, bright candidates waiting to meet with you. Welcome top talent to your company to fill roles in software development, sales, finance, and market analysis.
EXPERIENCE & SKILL SHARING
PIP is helping to build a stronger Palestinian tech-ecosystem via partnership with Israel's thriving high-tech sector. Hiring an intern contributes to this growth and development. Your company will provide your intern with the experience of a lifetime, one they will take with them back to the Palestinian tech sector.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Business is the key to success, but so are positive social interactions! For many PIP Interns, their internship is the first opportunity to meet Israelis in a social and professional setting. And, for both Israelis and Palestinians, the internship experience helps them overcome stereotypes, breaks down barriers, and creates a foundation for long-term relationships.
ACCESS NEW MARKETS
Connecting Palestinian Entrepreneurs and senior executives with business and tech leaders from around the world for professional mentorship
FAQ FOR HOST COMPANIES
WHAT IS THE COST?
PIP is all about Low Risk, High Reward. We try to keep costs low, so that you can truly get to know the program at your own pace. For the first 3 months, expected salary is local minimum wage (5,300 NIS). If hiring a West Bank candidate, an ~18% fee goes towards the third party - they handle all the major administrative tasks related to paying and processing salaries in the West Bank.
HOW DO CANDIDATES COME TO ISRAEL?
PIP Finalists from the West Bank must have a permit to enter Israel. All PIP Candidates have special permits, calling "Professional Development High-Tech Security permits", through the Civil Administration of COGAT. This is not a work permit; rather, it allows for the completion of a paid opportunity inside Israel. Get in touch to learn more.
WHAT TYPES OF CANDIDATES DO YOU HAVE?
PIP has a diverse candidate portfolio! Our interns hold university degrees in Computer Science, IT, Computer Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, as well as Marketing, Business, and Finance related degrees. Unsure if we have the right type of candidate for you? Send us an email to get the conversation started!