Israel Government Fellows (IGF) is an exclusive and selective Masa Israel program run by the Menachem Begin Heritage Center and endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel. IGF seeks to strengthen the connection between the Jewish State and the Diaspora, and to promote global Jewish leadership.


The Fellows are placed in different internships within Israeli Government ministries, NGO’s, and leading policy/research organizations, where they are personally mentored and can use their skills to assist Israel’s policymakers. In addition to the internship, the program has a key educational component, including intensive Hebrew studies, tours in Israel and weekly seminar days in which they get to hear and meet Israeli officials, policymakers, journalists, activists and a wide range of leading public figures. IGF provides Fellows with invaluable work experience and leadership development, focusing on complex issues in Israel today, as well as an opportunity to explore their own connection to Israel and the Jewish people.


IGF is the only existing program of its kind for non-Israelis and is available for Jews aged 21-30 with at least a Bachelor’s degree. The program is based in Jerusalem and its duration is 10 months.