The mission of the Israel Policy Forum is to promote Israel's future as a Jewish and democratic state by advancing a diplomatic resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.IPF combines the work of a think tank with that of an advocacy organization.  It fosters the development of pragmatic policies for advancing a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and promotes those ideas through targeted advocacy initiatives in the Jewish community and in Washington. IPF is centrist and pragmatic. IPF rejects the notion that when it comes to Israel advocacy that American Jewish community is comprised of individuals who are either entirely uncritical or entirely disengaged. Instead, we elevate the voices of credible Israel advocates who are dedicated to supporting Israel's security while safeguarding its future as both a Jewish and democratic state.

Position Description  

Israel Policy Forum (IPF) is seeking interns for the spring semester 2014 to assist the organization’s growing policy products, educational programs and advocacy initiatives. IPF is a fast-growing nonprofit, nonpartisan American institution dedicated to supporting active and sustained U.S. diplomatic efforts in the Middle East. Originally founded in 1993 following the signing of the Oslo Accords, IPF today serves as a base of support, primarily (though not exclusively) from mainstream leaders in the American Jewish community, for diligent, pragmatic U.S. diplomatic efforts to achieve a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and comprehensive stability and security in the broader Middle East. IPF is both a think tank and an advocacy organization that 1) Promotes policy ideas, commentary and analysis in support of responsible U.S. diplomacy and 2) Educates and mobilizes the American Jewish community in support of these policies.

Roles and Responsbilities 

  • Program planning
  • Policy research
  • Website/database management
  • Office administration
  • Variety of analysis tasks

Eligibility and Requirements 

  • Solid organizational skills
  • Interest in Mideastern conflict, U.S. Mideast policy, and the American Jewish community
  • Strong communication skills
  • Graduate students in fields such as international affairs, Middle East studies, public policy, political science, or law are preferred
  • Previous internship or think tank work is preferred

Application Instructions

For more information, please email Hilary at