Spring 2021 Newsletter
Happy Spring!
PIP & PMP are excited to share our successes 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 were matched with their Mentors and have enjoyed workshops, pitch days, and more.
Read on for a look at Intern, Mentor, and Mentee highlights!
In case you missed it...
We've continued with our Zoom programming, keeping PIP Cycle Finalists engaged in monthly workshops, despite our inability to meet face-to-face. Some of the key sessions included a workshop on best job-hunt tactics with Ranin Saabni, Problem Solving with Dori Sella, and a 'how-to' session on how to grow a consulting business with Said Sabri for PIP's spectacular Alumni.

PIP's LinkedIn page has regular updates on programming and events - make sure to 'Follow' us!
We are looking forward to MANY exciting workshops for the new PIP and PMP cycles. Follow PIP's LinkedIn page for updates! And if you'd like to get involved and run a workshop, get in touch!
PIP is Getting Vaccinated!
We are happy to share that over the last few weeks, many PIPers were able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine via the PIP high-tech permit. And while there is still a long way to go before we can return to normal, PIP looks forward to resuming our in-person programming, including face-to-face internships and workshops, very soon.
Internship Updates
PIP welcomes 3 new Host Companies to the PIP Network: MoreVC, Enabley, and Circles! Though their interns are still working from home, we're proud to see successful engagement and fruitful internships.
Get in touch to learn more and continue to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and in our Newsletters to stay up to date on how we are doing!
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.
Check out 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 gearing up to launch Cycle 3!
We have 27 incredible Mentees from Cycles 1 and 2 who have continued with their Mentor meetings, quarterly workshops, and other exciting programming. And as we near the end of Cycle 2, we've started to review nominated candidates for Cycle 3! 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 is just as exceptional as our Mentees - we have nearly 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
PIP wishes a Ramadan Kareem to all those celebrating!
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: Ibrahim T.
"PIP has literally changed my life. When I graduated, the opportunities to find a job were very limited. Although I developed many skills, none were taken into consideration since most companies always ask for long term experience - which is absolutely impossible for a fresh graduate. I felt upset, and helpless.

And then I applied for PIP and got accepted- an amazing program with amazing people. They helped me prepare for the job I wanted with workshops and trainings. And then I interviewed with Amal as a React-Native Developer in Ramallah.

It has been the best work experience I have ever had, with amazing people and an excellent work environment. Everyone has been supportive and positive. I have since finished my internship there, and am now a full-time employee."

To learn more about Ibrahim, check out his 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 76 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.