The Institute for National Security Studies does not respond to unsolicited applications for paid positions. We offer internship positions to graduate students and academics with backgrounds in international relations, strategy, the Middle East, or Israel's national security. Applicants should note that:

  • Interns are not paid and do not receive money for expenses.
  • Duration of internship is at least six months, and interns are expected to put in at least 20 hours per week.
  • INSS cannot guarantee that interns will be assigned to research subjects of their choice, but we will do our best to accommodate their preferences. We fully understand that the relationship between the intern and INSS should be mutually beneficial.
  • Internship tasks range from basic data collection to pure research and publication.
  • INSS provides third party insurance according to the conditions of the Institute's policy; interns are responsible for their own medical insurance.

Beyond the customary c.v, applications should include:

1. A short introductory email, which lists expected dates and duration of stay.
2. An explanation of what you hope to achieve in an internship, and why you would like an internship in Israel.
3. A list of all courses taken that are relevant to fields studied at INSS.
4. Your best writing sample, again dealing with a relevant issue.
5. Preferred research field.
6. Priority will be given to M.A. students.

Applications should be sent to Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky at

Only appropriate applications will be answered.