Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Internship

* For college and university students only *

Dates: July 3 – August 5
Orientation Course: July 3 – July 8.
Students should arrive in Jerusalem no later than Friday July 2

*Deadline to Apply: May 4, 2010* (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

The internship program includes:

* An intensive orientation course with lectures, visits and meetings in locations such as Jaffa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Bilin, Ramallah, Tel-Aviv, Kibbutz Lohamei HaGetaot, al-Ghabisiyya (destroyed 1948 village), Nazareth, Dheisheh refugee camp, Hebron, Jericho and settlements around Jerusalem. The course will focus on the following topics: The Holocaust, the Nakba, Jerusalem, Palestinian community in Israel, Settlements and Separation Wall, the occupation regime in the West Bank, grassroots nonviolent activism for justice and peace in Palestine/Israel.

* Four weeks of working as a volunteer in a grassroots organization, a research organization, or human rights organization in the occupied Palestinian territories or Israel. Students in the program will be placed in one of the organizations affiliated with FFIPP. While FFIPP welcomes input from students regarding which organization they would like to work with, students should be prepared to work with any of the  organization affiliated with FFIPP. See list of FFIPP affiliated organizations below.

* FFIPP will organize lectures and trips during the internship program as as well as meetings with Palestinian and Israeli students and faculty.

This internship is an intensive, emotional, and a deep learning experience of the reality in Palestine/Israel. This is a non-traditional internship in the sense that learning does not come from working for eight hours a day on the job. Students learn by living in a community, creating friendships with members of the community  and joining them in their daily work and struggles.

FFIPP 2009 intern
Housing: Students will live together in apartments that will be rented by FFIPP in different locations.

Academic Expectations:
Recommended books and documents to be read before joining the internship program:
1. The Modern Middle East: Revised Edition by Albert H. Hourani, Phillip Khoury, and Mary Wilson, 2004
2. The Iron Cage by Rashid Khalidi, 2006
3. The Iron Wall by Avi Shlaim, 2001
4. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, December 10, 1948.
5. The Freedom Charter. Adopted at the Congress of the People, Kliptown, South Africa, on 26 June 1955.
6. The Declaration of Independence of the united States of America,  July 4, 1776.
7. Beyond Vietnam A Time to Break Slience, Martin Luther King Jr, April 4, 1967.
8. A Just Cause, Not a Just War , Howard Zinn, December, 2001.

* Students, in teams of two, will produce a power point presentation or a poster board presentation about their internship experiences.
Students will share their presentations in the last day of the internship program.

Aplication process