Summer 2021 Newsletter
PIP/PMP Event on July 5th!
Our mid-year networking event is coming up this Monday, July 5th - and we'd love to see you there!

We're thrilled to be hosted this year by the the Ambassador of Switzerland H.E. Mr. Jean-Daniel Ruch at the Ambassador's Residence in Ramat Gan.
This is not an event you want to miss!
Have you registered yet? Space is limited - so be sure to reserve your spot!
Staying cool this Summer?
PIP & PMP are pleased to share our achievements of the last few months. We've had new Interns start their internship placements, new Host Companies join the PIP Network, and held several exciting workshops! PMP Cycle 2 Mentees continued with their mentors and saw many successes, while Cycle 3 Mentees are gearing up for their match-days, workshops, and more. Most importantly - we've been planning our mid-year End-of-Cycle event, this time, in person!
Read on for a look at participant highlights and event updates!
Internship Updates
PIP welcomes 2 new Host Companies to the PIP Network: Datumate and Sensomedical. Interns have moved into their apartments, or started commuting to their offices daily - which means more F2F meetings, relationship building, and hands-on-learning. A huge thank you to all our companies for their patience and efforts in bringing their interns in-office. Best of luck to all!
COMPANIES: Join the new cycle and hire your intern.
We're always looking for new companies to join the PIP Network. Get started on hiring your next PIP intern and see what all the excitement is about!
Contact PIP's Director, Anna Gol at anna@palinternship.com for more info.
To get started, take a look at our Info Sheet for Host Companies.
Introducing: CSR Sponsorship
The PIP Organization is actively seeking ways to continue our programming for the coming years, and we need your help. We've built a brand new Corporate Social Responsibility Sponsorship program - where you can choose exactly how you'd like to support PIP & PMP programming.
Can't host an intern or be a mentor? Sponsor an intern or mentee and help them get through their placement at PIP/PMP. They need you, and we need you. To learn more, check out our packages below.
Have you seen our 2020 Impact Report?
The report includes unique testimonials from our Interns, Company experiences, and an overview of the past year's success. Click below to check out our 2020 Report!
Palestinian Mentorship Program (PMP)
The Palestinian Mentorship Program is ONE Year Old!
It's officially been one year since the first launch of the Mentorship Program, and we've seen our Mentees flourish! As we officially close out Cycle 1, transition Cycle 2 to the second phase of programming, and welcome Cycle 3, we want to give a big shout out to all our exceptional Mentors who have contributed immensely to the growth and success of our Mentees. And to our Mentees: your efforts to succeed have inspired us all - we look forward to seeing what you accomplish in the future.

As our Mentor and Mentee pools continue to grow, we look forward to increasing our programming to include Master Classes, Pitch Days, and more! Interested in leading a workshop or Master Class? Get in touch with PMP's Director, Ari Gore to learn more.

Our Executive Mentorship Pool consists of over 50 industry experts from around the world, including Silicon Valley, New York City, Europe, Asia, Israel, and the Gulf. Their diverse backgrounds run the gamut from successful startups to multinational corporations, including:
Interested in joining the program as a Mentor?
Get in touch with PMP Director, Ari Gore: ari@palinternship.com
We are looking for new sources of funding to join our current sponsors.
For more information on how you can support PIP's growth, please contact
Anna Gol. Your support will go towards the following:
  • Managing the Palestinian Mentorship Program within PIP
  • Growing our Host Company Network, to increase opportunities for intern placement
  • Soft Skills Training Workshops, including CV building, interview skills, public speaking skills, and networking
  • Professional Development programming, including supporting our Finalists during their training with organizations like Dale Carnegie
  • Networking Events, where interns and alumni will be able to hear from and meet with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders in tech, business, and finance, further expanding their own professional networks
Alumni Spotlight: Manar Ishtayeh
Manar completed her QA internship at Voiceitt Technologies in Ramat Gan. "PIP is an amazing program that greatly impacted my career path as a senior quality assurance engineer. 

I am a graduate of computer science and have a passion for quality assurance engineering.

After graduation, I worked in different high-tech companies, and in the early days, I struggled with finding a job. Participation in PIP helped me prepare my CV in a professional way, improved my interview skills, enriched my experience, and opened up new doors for me.

I was accepted by an amazing high-tech company as an intern, where I became a Quality Assurance Team Lead, built the whole QA process from scratch, and got the chance to get a long-term job opportunity. I am very grateful for the experience I had and I am looking forward to getting a new opportunity again soon.

To learn more about Manar, check out her LinkedIn.

Other ways you can support PIP:
  • Amazon users can support PIP at no extra cost when you make purchases through the "Smile" program. (Amazon will donate 0.5% of the cost of your purchases to PIP.) Click here and select "Palestinian Internship Program" as the organization to support.
  • Host families: please let us know if you are interested in hosting an intern for the three-month period they are interning in the Haifa, Tel Aviv or Jerusalem areas.
  • PIP's Facebook page continues to grow rapidly, now with over 3,000 likes........ Check it out – and ‘like’ us if you haven’t already!
  • “Content volunteers” help PIP with a workshop, talk, company visit or other professional development activity for interns. Are you or someone you know available for this opportunity?
  • Donations help fund PIP’s activities: PIP is seeking further funds to ensure the continuation of its activities throughout 2021 and beyond. Please click on the donation button below, or write to us if you would like to make a contribution or refer us to potential funding sources.
Our appreciation to those who have helped make PIP and PMP's successes possible, including PIP's main sponsors: the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, and past sponsors USAID and the US State Department's Middle East Partnership Initiative. PMP's main sponsor includes the US Embassy's Palestinian Affairs Unit (PAU). We would also like to thank our pro bono service providers – Pearl CohenDLA Piper and PricewaterhouseCoopers – for all their invaluable support.
Thank you for your continued support of Palestinian Internship Program!

We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events. You can get in touch by clicking ‘reply’ or emailing anna@palinternship.com. Please forward or share our newsletter with friends and colleagues who might be interested in learning more about PIP.

All the best,
Yadin Kaufmann
Founder & Chairman
PIP
Anna Gol
Executive Director
PIP
About PIP 
Palestinian Internship Program is a groundbreaking not-for-profit that arranges internships and professional development activities for top Palestinian graduates from the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the Israeli and Palestinian high-tech sectors. Founded by Yadin Kaufmann in 2014, PIP has so far run 12 highly successful internship rounds and has a total of 77 alumni who have interned at over 45 partner companies including Google, Intel, HP, Teva, and Thomson Reuters, as well as a number of startups and VC funds. In 2020, PIP launched the Mentorship Program (PMP), an initiative to help Palestinian entrepreneurs and executives develop their international networks via strategic partnerships. PIP is a US-registered 501(c)(3) and has so far been backed by donors including the US State Department and USAID. See www.palinternship.com for more information.