The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) seeks qualified interns to work closely with our staff in manifesting the organization’s vision. Since the organization’s founding we had the pleasure to work with more than 70 interns. Their contribution played a significant part in growing the organization and implementing its projects.
He/she will be involved in a diverse range of assignments and responsibilities, which may include contacting religious institutions from multiple faiths; planning a North American interfaith environmental speaking tour; researching religious sources on environmental issues; engaging in background research on philanthropic foundations; website development and updating; and design, planning, and assessment of interfaith environmental events and seminars in Israel and internationally.
Part- or full-time internships are available, ranging from 10 to 40 hours per week, for a minimum of 5 weeks. Internships are unpaid.
- Email Phillipa Friedland, Deputy Director your updated CV (English)
- Fill out our ICSD Applicant Questionnaire
We look forward to being in contact and appreciate your interest in interning with us.
“From day one of my internship Yonatan made clear how important and impactful my work in this internship would be and that created an instant feeling of trust and responsibility, which lasted throughout the two and a half months I was with ICSD. My own big project was the Interfaith Eco Poetry Slam, which was a first time experience to organize and take part in myself.”
Marilena Bekierz (Germany)
“During my internship with the ICSD I had the privilege to learn from highly skilled colleagues about a wide range of topics. I really enjoyed working with- and being part of the motivated team of young professionals who pursue goals that are not only aimed on being beneficial to themselves or the organization, but using their skills to serve and trying to improve the (world’s) community. I was mainly involved in managing the website development process. In addition I had the pleasure to use my graphic design skills to create several graphic works and I also assisted with the founding of The United Planet Faith & Science Initiative.”
Hugo van der Poel (Netherlands)
“I was attracted to ICSD because it brings together two of my passions (interfaith and environmental work) in a city that is dynamic and full of opportunities to reach out to diverse communities of people. In a sense, this has also been the most challenging part of this internship – the fact that we are working to create bridges of understanding to populations of people who have an intense and rich history of conflict and misunderstanding. Since I started my internship in January, I have worked on a host of different projects relating to subjects such as women’s empowerment, conflict resolution, and sustainable development – as well as more skills based projects centered on fundraising, public speaking, tourism, and communications.”
Siiri Bigalke (USA)
“During my tenure I have been working on a wide variety of assignments, which helped me not only to apply my already existing knowledge, but to acquire new skill sets. One of my first responsibilities at ICSD was the social media management. This contained the administration as well as the outreach improvement of all the social media channels including Facebook, twitter and Pinterest. I have learned what it means to really commit yourself to such an indispensable cause like the environment. It was a pleasure to work side by side with people who act from the same conviction. I will always be thankful to Yonatan and his team for granting me this unique and important experience.”
Dominik Döhler (Germany)
“I set out to find a job or internship that would allow me to be involved with six different areas: environment, Judaism, religion & interfaith, culture, conflict & dialogue and society. This choice was not just a whim, but a decision about my career direction. I chose to lead a career that, in my mind, is at the very core of the problems we face today as human beings. I proceeded to intern with ICSD and gained much useful experience working virtually on every aspect of the organization.”
Neria Greniman (Israel)
“Words truly cannot describe how lovely this experience was. Working with ICSD was a truly enlightening experience, teaching me so much more than I ever could have expected. The passion and love that each member of the team brought forth was truly inspiring, and in fact gives me hope that the work we are doing is making a difference in this world. In fact, I think it is safe to say that we are doing holy work. I look forward to being involved with future ICSD happenings whether that be as an Ambassador on my college campus, continuing to make phone calls during my spare time, or simply sharing a post on Facebook”.
Gabi Maimon (USA)
We are grateful for the contribution of the following past interns:
|2017||2016||Lucy Atkinson||Anthony Bartaway||2012||Joshua Schaffer|
|Flor Asquinazi||Chelsea Revell||Neria Greniman||Ariana Berlin||Ruth Kleinman|
|Caroline Stern||Dominik Döhler||Rotem Weizman||Amira Mintz-Morgenthau||2010|
|Valerie Breslow||Siiri Bigalke||Marjorie Amon||Eliav Levy||Abby Kaufman|
|Marilena Bekierz||Alessandro Magnasco||Michelle Johnston||Mark Gilbert|
|2015||Daniel Altman||Rachel Winner||Tiana Valdespino|
|Sarah Lyons||Elana Frank||Alicen Roberts||2012|
|Annie Fortnow||Gabriella Maimon||Hugo Van Der Poel||Oscar Schneitter|
|Adina Heistein||Maya Brilliant||Kajta Derichs||Leah Koller|
|Shirelle Weingarten||Jenna (Basman) Zedaka||2013||Julie Cohen|
|Dalia Gladstein||Amna Farouqi||Nico Katz||Adin Bonapart|
|Ricki Silber||Julian Dunaevits||Lianne Nibley||2011|
|Nadav Slovin||2014||Dasi Robbins||Leora Kirtner|