The Arava Institute is home to five transboundary 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.
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 transboundary 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.
- Available Internship Positions – please read each internship description to learn more about the qualifications as well.
We are now accepting internship applications for fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters. To apply for an internship, and to learn more, click here.
Sampling of Research
REVERSE OSMOSIS DESALINATION POWERED BY PHOTOVOLTAIC/THERMAL SOLAR SYSTEMS
DESIGN & THERMAL PERFORMANCE INVESTIGATION OF AN AIR SOLAR COLLECTOR
WATER & ENERGY CAPACITY FOR PALESTINIAN DATE FARMERS IN THE JORDAN VALLEY
DECENTRALIZED ONSITE GREYWATER TREATMENT & REUSE FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES
MIDDLE EAST MEDICINAL PLANTS SURVEY & CENSUS-SOUTHERN ISRAEL (MEMP)
RARE & ENDANGERED SPECIES OF THE ARAVA & SOUTHERN NEGEV & PROPAGATION PLANS
BIODIVERSITY & ECOSYSTEM STABILITY OF SAND DUNES
ADAPTATION OF THREE ACACIA SPECIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE
For further details about research projects, please visit the Arava Institute Research Center pages.