Internships

The Arava Institute is home to five trans-boundary research and development centers focusing on the areas of key environmental concern — water management, renewable energy and energy conservation, sustainable agriculture, ecology, and sustainable development. The research centers enable critical cross-border exchanges of knowledge and technology by providing young Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian, and international researchers the opportunity to work together and advance solutions to the region’s pressing environmental issues.

 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Each year, the Arava Institute accepts interns for 2-12 months who focus their research in one or two of the research centers. Interns contribute substantively to trans-boundary research through a defined project under the direction of a faculty member, while gaining a valuable professional, academic, and personal experience. Interns develop skills in environmental research and development, environmental policy, and project management; gain important professional contacts and build effective community based partnerships; and become a vital part of the global network of accomplished Arava Institute alumni. The Arava Institute welcomes interns from varied backgrounds, including the social and the natural sciences.

 

APPLY

To apply for an internship, and to learn more, click here.

 

Sampling of Research

CENTER FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY & ENERGY CONSERVATION 

  • REVERSE OSMOSIS DESALINATION POWERED BY PHOTOVOLTAIC/THERMAL SOLAR SYSTEMS
  • DESIGN & THERMAL PERFORMANCE INVESTIGATION OF AN AIR SOLAR COLLECTOR

 

CENTER FOR TRANS-BOUNDARY WATER MANAGEMENT

  • WATER & ENERGY CAPACITY FOR PALESTINIAN DATE FARMERS IN THE JORDAN VALLEY
  • DECENTRALIZED ONSITE GREYWATER TREATMENT & REUSE FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES

 

CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

  • MIDDLE EAST MEDICINAL PLANTS SURVEY & CENSUS-SOUTHERN ISRAEL (MEMP)
  • RARE & ENDANGERED SPECIES OF THE ARAVA & SOUTHERN NEGEV & PROPAGATION PLANS

 

CENTER FOR HYPER-ARID SOCIO-ECOLOGY

  • BIODIVERSITY & ECOSYSTEM STABILITY OF SAND DUNES
  • ADAPTATION OF THREE ACACIA SPECIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE

 

ARAVA CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  • DEVELOPMENT OF BIOGAS SYSTEMS FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN ISRAEL & THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
  • OFF-GRID TECHNOLOGY TESTING & DEMONSTRATION HUB

 

For further details about research projects, please visit the Arava Institute Research Center pages.