We are successful and are able to produce top quality work because of the dedication of our volunteers and interns. Our interns offer fresh perspectives, especially in our human rights research, and we value their opinions. We provide all the localized training and education our interns need, and offer an opportunity to experience Israeli culture in a unique environment. Our interns consistently thank us for experiencing the emotional satisfaction that comes from knowing they have truly made a difference.

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Our Interns

  • J.B. (USA-NY)

    I graduated from Tulane University and volunteered for Mayanot Israel, a Taglit-Birthright trip provider, in Jerusalem before starting law school at Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.  For almost two months I was an intern at JIJ. This opportunity has opened my eyes to multiple sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict I had never learned in my Jewish Studies classes in college, nor during eight trips to Israel. I also researched and wrote about the legal standpoint on support for Israeli lone soldiers, many of them don't have the support system lone soldiers from other countries have with friends and family, so it feels good to try and assist them in any way I can.
  • L.D. (Brazil)

    I was 22 when I was an intern at JIJ for amazing 5 months. My experience at JIJ was very gratifying and I learned so much there. I was in charge of several projects, for example one that I called 'Donations from Brazil to Gaza’. I also worked on projects that fights against the BDS, and I tried to show the world the real truth about Palestine and the UNRWA. Those 5 months were the best experience an intern can get, because I’m finishing my bachelor’s degree in law school, and JIJ gave me more knowledge in areas that I am interested to as Human Rights and International Law.
  • J.C (Puerto Rico)

    My internship was an amazing opportunity to do important international work and combine my different passions. My main assignment was creating Buzzfeed-esque videos for social media. I also researched how Hamas allows child labor in Gaza and uses kids for terrorism, and how Hamas can be held accountable via international law. And I interviewed a victim of the stripping/prostitution industry in Israel to advocate for anti-prostitution legislation in the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament). Through JIJ I learned that there are many ways of fighting for justice.
  • D.H (USA- CO)

    I examined the money trail of US and International aid going to Palestinian NGO's, researched human-trafficking & prostitution among Palestinian population and wrote short articles detailing systemic Palestinian abuse. I learned that terrorist organizations were most often the final recipients of billions of dollars in aid, that human trafficking is an endemic woven into Palestinian society, and that caring for other human means leads to a more fulfilling existence. It's hard to put into words just how much I have been impacted by my time at JIJ, but the compassion and empathy I feel towards oppressed and forgotten has grown exponentially.
  • L.C. (USA-TN)

    I had the opportunity to intern while completing my JD in the United States. I decided to apply to this internship for two reasons. I wanted to gain international legal experience and it was an opportunity to spend time in Israel. As an intern, I researched laws pertaining to the developments of adoption and foster care within Israel. I valued this experience, for it not only enhanced my understanding of the Israeli child welfare system, but it also strengthened my legal knowledge. JIJ provides a plethora of opportunities for interns and I would argue the best part of the internship was the staff and other interns at the organization.
  • R.U. (USA-IL)

    The internship at the JIJ is a perfect fit for me academically as well as based on my familial background. I am a rising senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Political Science and double minoring in Philosophy and Law and Policy. I was raised in a Conservative Jewish and Zionist household,  and have traveled to Israel two times prior to this summer.  JIJ intertwines my Zionist upbringing and my passion for politics and law. The research and collaboration skills I have learned in my time at the office will only further bolster my career and academic aspirations. The people I have met and the work I have done there have made a substantial  impact and will be part of me for ever.
  • J.C. (USA-CA)

    I can't imagine having found a better internship to apply my liberal arts education than at JIJ. Founded on a conviction for truth and justice, it strives to make the Middle East and the world socially healthier, through channels in both government and local communities. I spent my time as an intern researching religious freedom on the ground as well as learning how to successfully advocate for the rights of minorities, refugees, and sex-slaves around the world. The work you do here, you can't help but be proud of. At JIJ you will not only apply your degree, but learn how to use it in practical and profound ways.
  • C.S (USA-NY)

    My experience interning for JIJ was engaging, challenging and diversified. My main task involved helping to initiate JIJ’s Anti-human trafficking Project NOA. In addition to touring some of Tel Aviv’s brothels and assisting in providing medical care for women on the streets, I met with local anti-trafficking activists in the Jerusalem area and attended Knesset committee meetings concerning the issue of women’s rights and human trafficking. I was given a large amount of freedom with regular progress updates.
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