Lack of experience is one of the deficits "fresh out of university" students encounter as they seek their first job- but where can you get experience if you're still in school? The answer is simple: Get an internship!

An internship offers you the chance to learn by doing in a setting where you are supervised by a work-place professional and have the opportunity to achieve your own learning goals, without the responsibilities of being a permanent employee.

An internship also offers you the opportunity to work with someone who can become a mentor and help you establish a network within the workforce you are aiming at.

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Why should I do an internship in the Robert H. Smith Faculty of agriculture, Food and Environment?

  1. Make your resume look more impressive- Israel is the start-up nation
  2. Gain hands on experience and new skills in our cutting-edge labs
  3. Understand what you want or don't want to do in your future career
  4. Network, network, network!
  5. Get professional feedback from your professors
  6. Learn new perspectives on how to tackle problems
  7. Take the new tools to your new work place

*For funding options please contact the international office at your academic institution

For more information on internship opportunities, please contact Ms. Meital Salmor at: or Ms. Noa Schwarzwald at:



Summer 2019 Internship program

Goh Chen Gang, Imperial College London

Dr. Philippos Papathanos's lab, department of Entomology

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Being in HUJI Rehovot campus and other parts of Israel has been an eye-opening experience. Beyond the realistic yet exciting research done here, the sincerity and hospitality of Israeli people has made this 10-week journey a socially enriching one.



Josh Derrick, MIT

Dr. Jonathan Friedman's lab, Plant Pathology and Microbiology department

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Working in the Friedman Lab in Israel was not so different than working in a science lab in the United States. The graduate students still work crazy hours out of their own volition and there is a lot of geeking out about math and graphs that would make regular people scratch their heads in confusion. That said, unlike past experiences in labs, I felt truly responsible for my own project, which was quite different from my supervisors constantly breathing down my neck in the US.

This was quite liberating, and I hope my experiences in the future are similar.


Ananya Saraph, University of British Columbia

Dr. Yael Heifetz's lab, department of Entomology


My summer internship at the Hebrew University has been an amazing experience.

I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to an entomological research project while immersing myself in the world of scientific research. I’ve also built lasting and meaningful connections with my fellow interns, the researchers I interacted with and the program coordinators at the university.

This has definitely been one of the best summers I’ve had in a while!


Thibault Mercier, Imperial College London

Dr. Idan Efroni's lab, department of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture


It was an amazing opportunity to work and travel in a youthful and vibrant environment such as Israel.


Interns 2019

Summer 2019 interns, on a fun night out in Rehovot with Meital Salmor from the International School.