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.

Dedicated to “research to results” philosophy and belief in democratizing access to capital, we seek to promote Israel’s economic growth through policy innovations, applied research and financial technology transfer.

Our Israel-focused, approachable and action-oriented research, combined with our fellows’ support of Israel’s leading policymakers, help improve government policy, develop local economic and financial models, and ease pressing economic and social challenges. The program provides the administration with premium human capital while exposing the fellows to a once-in-a-lifetime career and learning opportunity.

The internship allows fellows to experience policy in the making, which helps them develop more effective tools, concepts and solutions in their research and gain valuable skills for young professionals. Fellows also collect data that is not available in classic academic research or partisan position papers. In some cases, our fellows’ papers are the only research on a local topic or the only source in Hebrew.

The fellows’ intensive training includes an opening week workshop, an academic course taught at the Hebrew University Jerusalem School of Business Administration, weekly training seminars and individual work with a research supervisor. The Fellows intern four days a week with governmental entities, among them the Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Economy; Tax Authority; Ministry of Environmental Protection; and Israel Securities Authority;National Economic Council.

Many of our graduates move on to careers in the public service. Others pursue doctoral degrees at Israeli and internationally renowned universities. We believe the program’s alumni will be tomorrow’s leading policy analysts, researchers, directors and decision-makers. Read what our fellows say about the program experience.

The Milken Innovation Center Fellows Program is nonpartisan and publicly supported by many foundations and individuals.

The application period begin March 1st and will continue through May 1. Use the application form to apply.

As Mentioned The fellows program is built on three core activities: training, internships, and research.

Basic Requirements

· Candidates must have completed at least a bachelor’s degree before their fellowship begins.

· A grade average of 85 is required.

· The ideal candidates will have either a bachelor’s or a master’s in business, economics, public policy or a related field (law, urban planning, environmental management, etc.)

· A strong background in quantitative research methods and economics is preferred but not required.

· Candidates must be able to read and write fluently in Hebrew. English reading skills are required.

· Great personal relationship, able to work with tea, and independently, leadership skills, responsible.

· Able to have time for a full time program for 10 months , in Jerusalem.

Training

Because we are training Israel’s future leadership and providing research support to decision-makers, we place the utmost importance on preparation. Fellows go through rigorous training during the year including:

  1. A graduate-level course on financial innovation taught at the Hebrew University’s School of Business Administration and is open to students from all Israeli universities.
  2. Weekly training sessions led by Israeli and international policymakers, researchers, business leaders and others involved in economic and environmental decision-making in Israel and around the world. Click here to view a partial list of past lectures.
  3. Presenting and attending at conferences, events and workshops to expand their professional network.
  4. Professional skills training including presentations, time management, interview skills and writing.

Internships

Each fellow is assigned to a government office. These full–time assignments are selected to coincide with each fellow’s areas of interests and the Milken Innovation Center’s core areas of research. Fellows spend four days a week at their internships.

Research

Fellows complete an annual research project in Hebrew.
Early in their fellowships, fellows select a research topic based on the Milken Innovation Center core research topics and the needs of the government office or policy programs where they intern.
Each research project is supervised by professional Research Advisor and Milken Innovation Center Staff.

All final papers are available online.  Click here to read fellows’ research papers.

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