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Program requirements


Level: Open to all MIT students from freshman to PhD students.

Standing at MIT: You must have a grade-point average of 4.0 or higher.


Culture course: Complete one required course on Israeli history and culture offered or related course before you depart for Israel.

  • For undergraduate students, make sure you've registered for one required courses on Israeli history and culture offered or related course. This course must be taken for a grade (no auditing or P/F allowed).

    For students who do not take 17.565 or 17.567 Israel: History, Politics, Cultural and Identity, there is a mandatory non-credit workshop "Israel: When Challenges Become Opportunities" on March 14 (time TBD) plus a final project on an internal Israeli topic required.

  • For graduate students

    If you are a SLOAN student please register for the mandatory 17.S951 SIP course on March 17, 9am-4pm. Student from other schools, please plan on taking SIP course as a not registered student.

Undergraduate students should take one of the following MIT, Harvard or Wellesley courses to fulfill the course requirement:

Fall 2013

MIT Courses

17.565 Israel: History, Politics, Culture, and Identity

21H.262 Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict + a final project on focused on an internal Israeli topic and take part in a not-for-credit 4-hour workshop.

Harvard Course (Cross-registration)

The Modern Middle East 100 - Approaches to Middle Eastern Studies + a final project on focused on an internal Israeli topic and take part in a not-for-credit 4-hour workshop on March . Schedule will be sent in February.


IAP 2014
17.567 Israel: History, Politics, Culture, and Identity


Spring 2014

MIT Courses

17.565 Israel: History, Politics, Culture, and Identity

21H.161 The Middle East in the Twentieth Century + plus a final project on focused on an internal Israeli topic and take part in a not-for-credit 4-hour workshop.

21H.365 Cultural Plurality in Modern Middle East + plus a final project on focused on an internal Israeli topic and take part in a not-for-credit 4-hour workshop.

21H.260 Cities in the Middle East: History, Politics and Society + plus a final project on focused on an internal Israeli topic and take part in a not-for-credit 4-hour workshop.


Wellesley Course (cross-registration)

JWST 111 First-year Seminar: Society in Motion: Israel on Film + plus a final project on focused on an internal Israeli topic and take part in a not-for-credit 4-hour workshop.

Alternative Isreal Culture courses possible. Please contact MIT-Israel if you have taken a relevant Israel Culture course (not in High School) or would like to take an alternative online course.

Duration: 3-month summer internship (10-12 weeks), 6-12 month opportunities available.


Training: Attend several training sessions, 8 hours of Hebrew training and a daylong retreat in the spring addressing topics on Israeli culture and society and practical questions about living in Israel.

Application Deadline

Online applications for the summer 2014 are due Feb, 16, 2014.

Please note, there is an extended deadline for a limited number of available internships. If the deadline has passed contact us to see if opportunities are still available.

Please note that MISTI MIT-Israel internships are not open to Israelis or MIT students who have graduated already.