Would you like to become active in an international educational network of students promoting human rights in the Middle East? Would you like to learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and obtain a perspective that goes beyond the media stories? Would you like to meet with human rights activists, settlers, representatives of NGO’s, journalists, refugees and other Palestinians and Israelis, who experience the conflict in their daily life? Apply for the FFIPP 2014 summer internship!
Internship Session Content:
This year’s internship will take place from the 27th of July to the 31st of August 2014.
One-week orientation program. The orientation week will take place in Israel and the West Bank. You will visit a.o. Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Hebron, as well as refugee camps, and meet with actors with different perspectives and backgrounds in the conflict during conferences in these cities. The orientation week is a very informative experience but also a great opportunity for you to get to know the other FFIPP interns from all over the world.
Meetings with Palestinian and Israeli students and civil society actors committed to peace and justice.
A one-month internship/volunteering position at a partner organization (an NGO, a research program, a cultural institution, or a human rights organisation) in Israel or Palestine. Above all, a great human experience!
Supervision before, during and after the internship session by FFIPP coordinators. Prior to the internship, you will have to attend a preparation weekend in France, in which you get to know most of the European interns. Participation in the Preparation weekend is part of the whole program and, therefore, mandatory. In addition, FFIPP will provide you with valuable information regarding your stay and concerning the conflict. During the internship FFIPP coordinators will be in Israel and Palestine to supervise, reflect and evaluate your experiences with you.
Partner organizations offer internship positions in the following areas:
- Animation, projects with children
French and English classes
Grassroots work (eg. women’s rights, farmers union, Bedouin rights)
Art related projects (music, theatre)
- Human Rights
- Development, Environment
Fundraising for research, organizational development
- Research (eg. law, journalism, urbanism, social sciences)
The content of the work may vary (from working with children to research activity) but the emphasis lies on the human character of the experience the program offers, and the opportunity to attempt to grasp the complexity of the conflict on the ground. The student will need to be aware of the fact that although there will be possibilities to contribute to the work of the partner host organization during the internship, the program represents above all an opportunity to learn. Please note that the current situation does not allow us to send interns to the Gaza Strip.
FFIPP interns are expected to become active in a local FFIPP chapter upon their return home. FFIPP will organize a special evaluation weekend where your future role in our student network will be discussed. Former interns can help in organizing conferences, debates, movie screenings and so on throughout the year. FFIPP offers a great platform to become active politically, to help organize events and to contribute to raising awareness about the situation in Palestine/ Israel.
A few more details…
FFIPP will take care of all orientation week expenses (transportation, accommodation) as well as the costs of accommodation during the internship period. However, expenses for food and transportation during the internship month are the student’s responsibility as well as the costs of transport to and from Israel and to the preparation weekend.
Subscription to a personal insurance is mandatory.
In order to apply for this internship, you have to be enrolled at a university, preferably in one of our chapter countries: The Netherlands, France, Switzerland, the UK and Austria. Students from other countries are welcome to submit their application; we will select an additional number of international students depending on our budget. There are no requirements regarding field of study. We strongly encourage bachelor/undergraduate students to apply.
The FFIPP team will gladly advise you with regards to internship grants (local community, university…) in order to help you finance your internship.
The intern selection process has opened and will run until April 1st, 2014.
To apply, please download the application form (see below) and send it, along with a CV/resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1st, 2014, 11:59 pm CET. Please be aware that applications need to be written in English.
We will get back to you shortly after receiving your application, and will contact you after April 1st. We will have an interview with you afterwards, and select students according to their application form and interview.
Students completing their studies in the United States are invited to contact FFIPP-USA.
Should you have any question or concerns, do not hesitate to write us at: email@example.com