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Internship Program

The Reiter Family Internship Program is designed for North American college students and recent graduates passionate about improving Israeli society, and interested in law, public policy, Jewish studies, Israel studies, or Jewish history. It is appropriate for students preparing senior theses.

The Internship Program consists of:

  • Individualized research projects tailored to interns’ strengths and interests
  • Mentoring from ITIM’s staff attorneys, rabbinical court advocates, case managers, and others
  • Work within ITIM’s core programs: the ITIM Assistance Center, Public Policy Center, Legal Center, and Giyur K’Halacha Conversion Court Network
  • Meetings with Israeli civic and religious leaders, including Knesset Members, attorneys, senior governmental officials, and rabbis
  • Field trips to the Knesset, government offices, and civil and rabbinic courts to see ITIM’s work in action
  • Text study, Jewish history lectures, and current affairs discussions led by ITIM staff, and Founder and Director, Rabbi Seth Farber, PhD

ITIM interns:

  • Gain professional work experience at one of Israel’s leading not-for-profit organizations
  • Learn how Israel regulates and administers matters of Jewish life, including personal religious status, marriage, divorce, conversion, and burial
  • Examine comparative models for balancing religion-and-State issues from around the world
  • Broaden their understanding of the historic, cultural, and religious diversity of the Jewish people
  • Deepen their connection to Judaism, the Jewish people, and Israel

Eligibility: North American undergraduates or recent college graduates with good oral and written Hebrew may apply. Five interns will be selected.

Dates: The Internship Program will take place four days/week, June – July  2021.

Cost: The Internship Program is unpaid, and flights and accommodations are not covered; however, financial aid is available.

Further Information: Sheryl Abbey, sheryl@itim.org.il.

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