The Milken Innovation Center at the Jerusalem Institute focuses on developing market-based solutions to Israel’s greatest challenges as it transitions from a startup nation to a global nation. Our goal is to accelerate economic growth, build human capital, and cement Israel’s role as a pioneer in addressing global challenges in water, food, education, health, and energy with solutions that others can replicate.
The Milken Innovation Center Fellows Program is the only program in Israel that presents outstanding university graduates with the unique opportunity to explore market-based solutions to the social, environmental, economic and business policy challenges Israel is facing, while interning at the heart of Israeli decision-making and training with leading academics and professionals.
The application period for class 2016-2017 has endend. The application period for class 2017-2018 will open March 1, 2017.
Milken Innovation Center engages in real world project development, including the design and development of new financing tools to meet the needs of those projects.
"The Fellows program equipped me with both high-level theoretical training as well as the skills necessary to apply and implement what I've learned. The best thing about the program is that it places you a critical decision-making environment at the Israeli government. Exposed to the inner workings of policy implementation, not only did I broaden my skills and knowledge, but I got to do it with an amazing group of people while meeting and working with extraordinary professionals. There is no doubt that in this kind of ecosystem, the program gives to its fellows a once in a lifetime experience that reverberates for many years to come."
"The Fellows Program opened for all of us a window into public service, a rare opportunity to explore, implement, expand our horizons, and perhaps most importantly do all this with an amazing group of people. The success of the program is actually our success, Fellows and alumni, take the knowledge gained and continue to have a positive effect on the Israeli public each and every one in his own respective fields. The alumni network which is developing and evolving is another important element indicating a further stage in the development of the center and will be the platform for further cooperation. "
"During my participation at the Milken Fellows Program, I was exposed to a huge variety of social economic issues of national importance, usually by first source, and by the people that conduct these issues and have considerable expertise at it. This enabled me to bring with me during my fellowship at the Ministry of Education a wide angle perspective and provided me with many ideas to promote and contribute to the various office issues I handled. On a personal note, through the Fellows Program I was introduced to the education field and it brought me to this current job I work at, and also part of my dissertation that deals with the field of educational technology industry."
“What I’ve learned since I joined theProgram is more than I learned in all my university studies. The program “is made for me,”. I’m doing research yet making practical recommendations and am involved in issues of concern to society as a whole.”
"The Program selects young professionals with skyrocketing motivation and exceptional potential, places them in decision-making hubs and leads them through an intensive training process. The fellows program provides guidance, support and training that help integrate everyday challenges with research and theoretical knowledge. There is no other program in Israel that offers such a comprehensive and high-level opportunity.”