Call for Applications: Development Finance Practice Fellowship 2022 Cohort


The Milken Innovation Center and Blum Lab for Developing Economies is pleased to announce the application process for its 2022 Development Finance Practice Fellowship program. The program enrolls fellows around the world to work with in-country partners in Israel and abroad (Governments, business, Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs), local authorities, and development finance organizations) to solve various development challenges across agriculture/food, water, energy, education, housing, finance, and health by blending development finance with technological solutions.

The program builds project teams comprising fellows, experts- in -residence, and placement organization personnel to design and implement priority development projects in developing economies with the aim of bridging social, economic, technological, and productivity gaps. (e.g., prevention, diagnostics, treatment for global health; job creation and sustainable income and wealth formation); differentiate business, market, and technological opportunities for addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Fellows are given the opportunity to develop their project implementation plans leveraging the knowledge and technologies of their placement organizations for its design and implementation.

The fellows undergo an academic course taught at the Hebrew University Jerusalem School of Business Administration, weekly training seminars, and individual work with a supervisor within their placement organization in Israel. The fellowship placements are on a full-time basis within private sector organizations in Israel.

  Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must have a Master’s Degree
  • Citizens of the following continents: Africa, Asia, South America, and Oceania
  • Ability to travel to Israel and work full time for 6 months
  • Must be a graduate of the Financial Innovation for Economic Development Course
  • Applicants must be no more than 35 years old at the time of the application
  • Applicants must be able to write and speak English Language fluently (additional languages are an advantage)



  • 6 months’ full-time fellowship placement in a private sector organization
  • Graduate-level Financial Innovations course taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s School of Business Administration
  • Weekly training sessions led by Israeli and international policymakers, researchers, business and technology leaders
  • A monthly stipend for 6 months
  • Facility tours to Israel Startups from Water to Agriculture and tech companies
  • Fully funded trip to Israel (Cost covers Flights, Accommodation + Stipend)

Fellowship Duration: March – August, 2022

Application Link:


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 The Milken Innovation Center focuses on developing market-based solutions to Israel’s greatest challenges as it transitions from a startup nation to a global nation. Our work leads to innovative policies and programs and financial technology transfer that democratize capital, finance ideas, create jobs, and accelerate economic growth.

The Blum Lab for Developing Economies is part of the global network of Blum Centers for Developing Economies based at the University of California (UC-Berkeley) enabling interdisciplinary problem-solving in key areas of energy, health, technology, food, water, health, and other challenges to sustainable development.

For further inquiries, please contact Orly Movshovitz- Landskroner on the telephone at +972 (0)52-847465 or via email at

Orly Movshovitz-Landskroner

Fellowship Programs Manager

Milken Innovation Center

Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research

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