Thank you for your interest in joining the Palestine-Israel Journal as an intern. We hope this intern manual will help you determine whether or not an internship with the Journal would provide a program that suits your academic and personal needs.
Internships at the Journal can be part-time or full-time. Interns are with us for a period of one to several months. Our office hours are Sunday through Thursday, from 9am to 5pm.
An internship with the Journal provides for a unique experience to work intimately with Palestinians and Israelis who are engaged in ongoing dialogue and exploration of all the central questions on the common Israeli-Palestinian agenda and are seeking to promote a fair and just peace between Israel and Palestine.
Please go to About Us on the home page of our website, for a full explanation of our history, objectives, events and the print journal. Should you have any further questions, please call our office at (972-2) 628-2159 or 628-2115, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org Your questions will be directed to the appropriate member of our staff.
Internships with the Palestine-Israel Journal are unpaid.
Tasks and Opportunities:
- Contribute blog entries to the website
- Contribute book and cultural reviews to the print journal and/or the website
- Translate documents from English to Arabic and Hebrew
- Attend Roundtable Discussions, editorial board meetings and interviews
- Become familiar with local and international groups and their function in the region and attend local events hosted by these organizations
- Summarize articles (400-450 words) from the print issues for translation into Hebrew and Arabic, to be published in supplements distributed with Haaretz and Al-Quds newspapers
- Research the web to expand our database and to network with organizations, institutions and think tanks
- Attend public events and conferences hosted by the Journal and other local organizations, helping to distribute and publicize our publications, as well as photograph and write event reports
- Contribute to the monthly e-newsletter
- Fact-check during the editorial process
- Maintain and update our extensive online archives
- Support the fundraising officer by editing and proofreading grant proposals and funding applications
- Assist with basic office tasks such as labeling and mailing the Journal and other outreach materials
The Palestine-Israel Journal is located in East Jerusalem, near the Old City’s Damascus Gate. There are a few inexpensive hotels in East Jerusalem and the Old City in which our interns have resided while working with us. The hotels usually offer long-term room rental prices. Call or e-mail in order to find out more details.
Azzahara Hotel and Restaurant (2-minute walk to the office)
13 Azzahara St
New Imperial Hotel (Old City near Jaffa Gate, 30-minute walk to the office)
New Imperial Hotel
Jaffa Gate, Old City
(972-2) 628-2261, 628-6574, 627-2000
Once you arrive, apartments may also be available for short-term rental and can be sought out by word of outh.
The Journal is located in East Jerusalem near the main road, Salah-a-Din Street. In the neighborhood you will find several grocers, bakeries, cafes, money exchange offices, pharmacies, clothing and music stores and a post office. The renowned American Colony Hotel (considered “the most beautiful hotel in the Middle East”) is also near the office. Local NGOs and international NGOs often hold events that are open to the public at the American Colony Hotel. Other events are held at the nearby Notre Dame Center, opposite the New Gate on the border of East and West Jerusalem, and at the nearby Ambassador Hotel.
Within 10 minutes’ walking distance from the office, across from the Damascus Gate, you will find the East Jerusalem Bus Station.
From Highway 1, a 15-minute walk from the Journal, once you cross the road you can catch the #6 Egged Bus to reach the West Jerusalem Central Bus Station and downtown West Jerusalem.
Taxis are available on Salah-a-Din Street.
Our bi-national Israeli-Palestinian staff includes two co-editors, two co-managing editors, an associate editor, a circulation manager, an office manager, two public relations officers, a fundraising officer, a webmaster and an online content editor. You may be asked to assist each staff member at some point in your internship with us.
You are encouraged to let us know which aspects of the Journal interest you most. We encourage you to present your ideas for projects and initiatives within the realm of the Journal’s topics of concern.
If you are interested in an internship at the Palestine-Israel Journal, please send us your CV with a cover letter explaining why you would like to pursue an internship with us.
We look forward to hearing from you.
P.O. Box 19839 Jerusalem
Tel: (972-2) 628-2159, 628-2115
Fax: (972-2) 627-3388