Summer 2015 Internship for Human Rights and Just Peace in Palestine/Israel

Dates: July 20 – August 23, 2015

Open to college and university students worldwide.

Intensive, on the ground, eye opening learning experience about the conflict in Palestine/Israel and the struggle for Human Rights Justice, and Peace.

The program includes a week-long orientation and one month of volunteer work in Palestinian and Israeli grassroots organizations, research centers, universities, and human rights organizations.

The Orientation introduces students to the following  topics: Pre 1917 Palestine, Palestine under British Mandate, Zionism, the Holocaust,  the Nakba, Refugees, 1967 Occupation, Palestinian national movement, Palestinian community inside Israel, Jerusalem, Israeli society, the economy of the occupier and the occupied and grassroots activisim for human rights, justice and peace in Palestine/Israel.

Past Orientation courses included visits to Jaffa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Bilin, Ramallah, Tel-Aviv, Kafr Bir’im (destroyed 1948 village), Kibbutz Lohamei HaGetaotal-Ghabisiyya(destroyed 1948 village), Nazareth, Beit Omar, Um el Faham, Dheisheh refugee camp, Hebron, Suba (destroyed 1948 village) Jericho and settlements around Jerusalem.

The program is open to all university students anywhere in the world. Students in all majors are welcome to apply.

 

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Summer 2013 intern from Canada, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK,and the USA.

In the past interns worked in: Enfants, Jeux ET Education, Jalazon refugee camp, Ramallah, Bethlehem, and Arub refugee camp;  The Alternative Information Center, Jerusalem and Bethlehem; The Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem (ARIJ), Bethlehem; Tent of nation,Nahalin; UNESCO Chair of Human Rights in An Najah University, Nablus; Project Hope,Nablus; St Yves Human Rights Center, Jerusalem; The civic Coalition to Defend Palestinian Rights, Jerusalem; Hebrew University Minerva Human Rights center, Jerusalem; Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), Jerusalem; Palestinian Israeli Journal, Jerusalem; Arab Center For Agricultural Development, Ramallah; Al Quds University Human Rights Center, Jerusalem; Asala, the Palestinian Businesswomen’s Association, Ramallah; Palestinian Farmers Union, Ramallah; The Palestine Working Women Society for Development, Ramallah; Safeer newspaper, Ramallah; Young Artist Forum, Ramallah; KayanFeminist Organization, Haifa; Ibdaa Center, Dheisheh refugee camp; The Palestinian Initiative for the promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH), Ramallah; The Center for Humanistic Education, The Ghetto Fighters’ House, Kibbutz Lohamei HaGetaot; Kav LaOved, an independent non-governmental organization committed to the defense of workers rights, Tel-Aviv; Freedom Theatre, Jenin; Defense for Children International, Hebron; Workers Union, Hebron; Rabbis for Human Rights, Jerusalem; Alternative Archaeology, Jerusalem.

Supervision is in place before, during and after the internship session by FFIPP coordinators. Prior to the internship, if possible, you will have to attend a preparation meeting in which you will get information about traveling to Israel, the internship program and you will get to know other interns. In addition, FFIPP will provide you with valuable information regarding you stay and concerning the conflict. During the internship FFIPP coordinators will be in Israel and Palestine to lead, manage and supervise the program.

 

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Winter 2012-3. FFIPP’s Interns from Latin America in Al Quds University with the Brazilian Ambassador to the PA.

Application process

For North American and international university/college students

. Students from the EU should apply via FFIPP-Europe.

1) Apply by downloading an Application and send it with a $60 application fee to ffipp-usa, P.O.Box 2091, Amherst MA 01004. You can also email your application or  FAX it to 413-586-9647 (c/o Kris). You can use the donate button at the FFIPP website to pay the application fee. Also Sign and send or fax the Waver and Internship Agreement. Your application will not be processed without the application fee.

Applicants may also apply online and upload agreements here: Apply to Summer 2015 Internship

2) Each applicant must forward a Recommendation Form to the three references (at least two must be faculty) along with a stamped envelope addressed to FFIPP-USA. The letters may also be sent directly by email to info@ffipp.org or by FAX to 413-586-9647 (c/o Kris).

FFIPP will not be able to accept an applicant without receiving three letters of recommendation.

Deadline to Apply via FFIPP-USA : May 15, 2015. Number of interns accepted is limited. Please apply early.

Cost:Tuition, fees and housing for the entire duration of the program: $1700. Airfare, food and living expenses are NOT covered by FFIPP.

Recommended Books:

Memory Fields, Shlomo Breznitz

In Search of Fatima, Ghada Karami

My Father was a Freedom Fighter, Ramzy Baroud

The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood by Rashid Khalidi

Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and resolution by Moshe Machover

The Pessoptimist, Emile Habiby

The Yellow Wind: With a New Afterword, David Grossman

WEB: A Primer on Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict by The Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP).

For more information email us at  info@ffipp.org or call us at 413-992-7355