Spring 2020 Newsletter
Spring is here...See how we've been managing with COVID-19:
We've been busy, despite the current challenges facing the globe. Read on to hear how our Interns are successfully working from home and how we've transitioned online to keep our Finalists engaged throughout this Cycle!
In case you missed it...
PIP's first Cycle Workshop was led by the incredible Dori Sela . Dori guided our C10 Finalists through the ins and outs of Executive Presence. Finalists learned about the importance of body language and the 'Power Pose', and the power of language in professionalism. Thank you Dori for the exciting and interactive session, and thank you to Intel Jerusalem for once again hosting PIP! Read More
Our 2019 Impact Report has just been released!
The report includes unique testimonials from our Interns, Company experiences, and an overview of the past year's success. Click below to check it out.
Host Company Reflections
PIP has worked with many MNCs and startups over the last six years,
so who better to talk about PIP than them?
"In a world where 'zero-sum' is taking over as the dominant business and political mindset, PIP is a great opportunity to be reminded that 'win-win' is how we actually progress and thrive. The Colabo team is continuously enriched by our cooperation with PIP and I am hopeful we are enriching the community half as much in return."

Yoav Dembak
CEO & Co-Founder
Colabo
Want your company to be featured next?
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.
How has COVID-19 Impacted PIP?
2020 started off strong - matches were underway, interns had started at their host companies. And then Corona hit. Like everyone, PIP has been impacted - but our Finalists are pushing through the challenges and adapting as needed. Our interns and alumni are continuing their work from home, and we have moved our workshops online!
PIP's second workshop of the Cycle was run by Zev Kleinhaus , covering the basics of 'how to build a business'. Via Zoom Webinar, PIP Finalists learned how to analyze business strengths and weaknesses, and how best to draw up a business plan - breaking off into smaller groups to work on their own business plans post-session. Our first virtual workshop was a huge success! Read More
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:
  • 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: Nibal Radwan
Nibal is a software engineer from Bethlehem and is completing her internship with Cisco in Caesarea. Nibal started her internship one week before Israel and Palestine went into lockdown: "Bethlehem has been in strict lockdown for about a month now due to the Corona Virus situation. Working from home during these difficult times has been really challenging, especially for a new employee like me, but Cisco has made the transition easy. We have Webex video meetings regularly, so the team feels close to each other and to their families as well." Read More
A Special Thank You!
Sapienship, part of the Yuval Noah Harari International Office, has graciously donated several copies of Prof. Harari's global best-seller, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. The book has recently been translated into Arabic, and PIP Alumni will be some of the first to own the Arabic version!
Volunteers Wanted
PIP is expanding its volunteer base in areas of fundraising, event planning, and operations. If you would like to get involved, let us know below.
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 2020 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’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 . We would also like to thank our pro bono service providers –  Pearl Cohen DLA 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
Program 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 nine highly successful internship rounds and has a total of 67 alumni who have interned at over 40 partner companies including Google, Intel, HP, Teva, and Thomson Reuters, as well as a number of startups and VC funds. 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.