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Life is an internship-based career and leadership development program for participants from across the Jewish world together with your Israeli peers. LIFE (Leadership and International Fellowship Experience) starts in Israel with a two-week orientation, continues in India for four months, finishes with four-and-a-half months in Israel, and includes a four-day study tour of Jordan.
In both India and Israel, you will take on a tailor-made internship position that advances a social justice agenda through change-making work in one of the diverse fields LIFE is connected: human rights, education, women's empowerment, health, law, and the environment. The internships involve professional work in program development, policy, program evaluation, or capacity building. They not only provide valuable, real-life experiences, they also help you explore, clarify, and create career options for your future. LIFE works with exceptional NGOs and government agencies in India and Israel on projects that help them better serve the populations they work with and for.
As a service-learning program, LIFE includes an average one day a week of training, structured learning, and field visits for reflecting on your work and yourself. There are also longer seminars and study trips, and you will meet social activists, intellectuals and leaders. You will develop your social vision, your leadership abilities and your self-understanding.
By living with, learning from and working to advance the interests of people in weak and vulnerable situations in India and Israel, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to make a difference. More than that, LIFE helps you build your capacity for challenging and impact-full career opportunities in the future.
LIFE is a project of B'Tzedek.