IPCRI interns have the unique opportunity to both engage in policy-relevant research on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to meet with and engage many of the personalities that shape its dimensions.

IPCRI accepts interns throughout the year. Applications for internships are accepted on a rolling basis. If you are interested in working with IPCRI please indicate the dates you will be available. On average, potential interns apply up to half a year before their available dates. However, occasionally a place might open up shorter in advance.

Potential interns must meet the following requirements:

    • Interns must be able to stay with IPCRI for a minimum of three months, though longer availability is preferred.
    • Candidates should be enrolled in a graduate program relevant to IPCRI's field of activities.
    • Interns must be comfortable with working independently and taking on responsibility. IPCRI does not have a sufficient staff to supervise interns on a day-to-day basis.
    • Applicants must be able to write at an academic level in English. Knowledge of Russian is an asset.

Experience in fundraising and social media strategies as well as proficiency in Hebrew or Arabic are considered a plus. Please note that IPCRI's internships are not paid. IPCRI is not in the financial position to reimburse housing or travel costs.

IPCRI interns typically engage in the following kinds of work:

    • Organizing and attending IPCRI events, including meetings of the Strategic Thinking and Analysis Team (STAT), Wednesday Afternoon Public Meetings, the Economic Working Group, Peace Education Conferences, and others.
    • Administration:
      • Preparation for conferences
      • Reporting on events and project activities

Current openings are:

    • Research Internships. IPCRI is occasionally engaged in a variety of research projects, both independently and in cooperation with other institutions. The IPCRI staff can offer its wealth of knowledge and its access to an expansive network, but is often unable to closely monitor independent projects. Interns interested in doing research in a particular field should be prepared to manage themselves as IPCRI maintains a very open organizational structure. Applicants for a research internship should therefore have a proposal and an external academic tutor.
    • Fundraising. IPCRI is seeking experienced interns to contribute to writing grant applications and extending its network of partners. 
    • Shared internship in collaboration with The Forum for Regional Thinking. This internship gives the opportunity to gain experience in developing projects in a community level together with being a part of an emerging think tank dedicated to Middle East history and politics. 
    • Web designer. IPCRI plans to develop and re-design its website and thus seeks an intern experienced website-hosting platforms.
    • IPCRI is notably, but not exclusively, looking for native Russian speakers.


    • To apply for an internship, send your resume, dates of availability, and answers to the two questions below to: Please specify either the position you are applying for or your range of interests.
      • What do you seek to gain from your internship at IPCRI?
      • Which of your qualifications should we keep in mind while evaluating your application?
    • Please keep your answers to both questions under 500 words (total for both).
    • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: