As PIP seeks further funds to ensure the continuation of its activities throughout 2021 and beyond, you can make a difference by contributing.
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Content volunteers help PIP with workshops, company visits, and other professional development activities for participants. Interested in being a mentor or sharing your expertise? Are you able to run a professional development workshop? Joining the PIP Network as a content volunteer might be a great way for you to get involved.
Amazon users can support PIP at no extra cost when you make purchases through the "Smile" program. (Amazon will donate 0.5% of the cost of your purchases, to PIP.) Click here and select "Palestinian Internship Program" as the organization to support.
Each cycle, PIPers hope to sublet a room for the duration of their 3-to-6 month internship. If you are interested in hosting an intern in Haifa, Tel Aviv, or Jerusalem, let us know! Becoming a Host Family for a PIP Intern is an exciting opportunity for culture sharing and building relationships.
The Palestinian Internship Program depends on the generosity of its supporters in order to continue to match young Palestinian technology/business graduates and entrepreneurs with high-quality internship experiences and build on the huge impact it has made to date:
Dozens of Palestinian interns working at host companies including MNCs such as HP, Intel, Reuters, Teva, as well as a number of Israeli and Palestinian startups and VCs.
Over 50% of the interns were unemployed or in part-time or unskilled labor before joining PIP.
Skills development workshops led by top CEOs and US/UK business school figures.
Around 50% of interns have been female (compared to 18% in the Palestinian private sector).
Over 40% of participants are from the West Bank, despite political instability and the difficulty of obtaining permits to enter Israel.
Among PIP's alumni to date, 4 have founded startups, 7 have gone on to pursue an MA/PhD, 30%+ are still with their host companies, and 40%+ have started at new opportunities -- many in the Palestinian high-tech sector.
Through PIP, two-thirds of interns have gained their first experience in their chosen fields.
All interns commit to deploying their skills for the benefit of the Palestinian economy.
Beyond the abovementioned successes of PIP’s internships, there are a number of other reasons why PIP offers particularly high value for donors:
PIP is a US-registered not-for-profit with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.
PIP operates with extremely low overhead; we receive legal support, tax filing and many other services on a pro-bono basis.
All host companies pay interns’ salaries and donate ‘finder’s fees’ to PIP if the intern remains at their company.
PIP recruits interns and host companies, provides interns’ travel/lodging grants, arranges skills workshops and company visits, applies for permits, and supports interns post-internship.