Berkeley Global Internship Program

Bahai'i Gardens

This summer, we are proud to have launched the first UC Berkeley Global Internship Program in Israel, a partnership between the Helen Diller Institute, UC Berkeley Study Abroad, and Yahel Israel. On June 20th, 17 students embarked on an eight-week experiential learning program in Haifa. The participants are working at nonprofits, public projects, and grassroots organizations in the fields of education, healthcare, women’s rights, immigration, and more. They are also participating in an on-site course on Israeli society and politics and the minority experience, taught by Institute-affiliated professor Rami Zeedan.

On this program, students are:

  • Undertaking a service-learning internship in a social or business field of interest with an organization based in Israel
  • Earn academic credit for the internship via a ten-week online course
  • Learn about Israeli politics, society, and culture

We look forward to sharing updates as the summer progresses

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Dates: June 20 – August 11, 2022

If you would like to learn more, please reach out to Maya Shemtov, our Assistant Director of Student Engagement, at

Please stay tuned for application information about the 2023 Global Internship Program.