Jonathan Winter

Jonathan is the Google Policy Fellow at the Milken Innovation Center. Prior to that, Jonathan was a member of the political psychology lab at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, from which he holds an M.A degree.

Jonathan’s main research interests include political and experimental psychology, theories of international relations and topics related to the intersection between society and technology. Jonathan has also worked as a teaching assistant at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at IDC Herzliya. For his research, Jonathan has received the Annenberg Foundation scholarship for American Studies as well as a scholarship from the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development.

The Google Policy

The Google Policy Fellowship offers university graduates an opportunity to examine public policy concerning internet-based information and communications technologies and the growth of new markets and the Israeli economy.  The fellow will intern at the Milken Innovation Center for six months under the guidance and supervision of Milken staff.

The Milken Innovation Center aims to explore research concerning of internet and technology policy around which several topics related to Israeli internet policy  will be examined.  In addition, the Milken Innovation Center will identify finance opportunities in public policy to improve digital capabilities and solve internet policy related issues.

Therefore we are excited to launch this unique fellowship. The fellow will receive a stipend of 7,500 NIS per month (for six months). 

Basic Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree completed before fellowship begins (January 2019) with a minimum GPA of 85; Master’s preferred (or in process)
  • A strong background in research methods
  • Demonstrated interest in matters of internet and technology policy
  • Excellent work ethic, interpersonal and communications skills, and ability to work both in teams and independently
  • Full time availability (primarily in Jerusalem) for six months from January 2019 to June 2019
  • As part of the Milken Institute Fellows Program the Google Policy Fellow will participate in the weekly research seminars and other training.

Fellowship Research Products will include:

  • The fellow will share his knowledge with the 2018-2019 Milken Innovation Center Fellows, the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, and any other relevant stakeholders
  • Applied Research Paper/Article etc.

Recruitment process:

The recruitment process was divided into a few stages:

  1. The applicant sent in an updated resume a letter of intent in English why they think they are applicable for this fellowship and a recommendation letter (either from academia or employer). Applications were sent by November 30th, 2018. To: orly@jerusaleminstitute.org.il . For further information please Email or call: 02-5630175 ext 33
  2. After reviewing all applicants by the program fellowship programs manager, we invited leading candidates to an Interview by the fellowship programs manager, Project manager and Senior Director of the Milken Innovation Center.
  3. After preliminary screening, final candidates had a final interviews, and met the Google Staff.