FFIPP Internship 2017-2018

Would you like to learn more about Israel and Palestine, and obtain a perspective that goes beyond the media stories? Would you like to meet with journalists, human rights activists, NGO representatives, refugees and other Palestinians and Israelis who experience the conflict in their daily life? Would you like to become active in an international educational network of students promoting human rights in Israel/Palestine? Apply for the FFIPP Education Program 2017-2018!

The FFIPP Education program will include: organizing events in Amsterdam, a preparation program, an orientation week and internship in in Palestine and Israel, and afterwards being involved in the academic network.

We offer:

  • 1-month internship at one of our partner organizations in Israel or the Westbank.
  • An orientation week prior to the internship where you will visit o.a Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Hebron, as well as refugee camps, and meet with actors with different backgrounds and perspectives
  • Housing and coordination from FFIPP during the program
  • Involvement in an active worldwide student network
  • The ability to develop organizational and fundraising skills
  • The ability to raise awareness for human rights in an academic setting

Requirements: 

  • Students enrolled at a university in the Netherlands, preferably in Amsterdam.
  • Interested in international relations, human rights etc.
  • Ability to organize events from January 2017 – January 2018
  • Ability to join the FFIPP Preparation weekend in France in June 2017
  • Available for the summer program
  • Motivated and available to become active within the international FFIPP network
  • A personal insurance

 

Assisting and organizing events

From January until June you will be an intern at the FFIPP. Together with the board you will organise movie screenings, discussions and other events surrounding the Israel/Palestine conflict. After your summer internship in Israel or Palestine you will become part of the board and organise these events.

The preparation Program consists of several preparation meetings in your local chapter and one weekend in France before going to Palestine/Israel. You will organise movie screenings, discussions and other events surrounding Palestine/Israel with the board. During this weekend FFIPP will provide you with valuable information concerning the facts on the ground and you will get to know other FFIPP participants from all over Europe.

The orientation week will take place in Israel and the West Bank. You will visit a.o. Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Hebron, as well as refugee camps, and meet with actors with different perspectives and backgrounds during conferences and meetings with Palestinian and Israeli students and civil society actors committed to peace and justice. The orientation week is a very educational experience and also a great opportunity for you to get to know the other FFIPP-participants from all over the world.*

The Summer Program is a one-month learning position at a partner organization, like a women’s rights bureau in Haifa, working with children in Nablus or with refugees in Ramallah. We also have other options such as conducting applied research or providing practical information to journalists. As the content of the work may vary the emphasis lies on the human character of the experience the program offers, and the opportunity to grasp the complexity of the conflict on the ground. Above all, a great human experience!**

*During the orientation week and summer program FFIPP coordinators will be in Israel and Palestine to supervise, reflect and evaluate your experiences with you. Also note that the current situation does not allow us to visit or provide a summer program in the Gaza Strip.

**Participants need to be aware of the fact that although there will be possibilities to contribute to the work of the partner host organization during the internship, the program represents above all an opportunity to learn.

Get involved in the academic network

After you have returned home, you help organizing events like movie screenings, conferences and debates throughout the academic year. For this you can use the insights you have gained during the summer internship. In addition to this, FFIPP offers a great international academic platform where you obtain organizational skills and raise awareness about the situation in Palestine/Israel.

***Partner organizations in the following areas:

– Animation, projects with children
- French and English classes
- Grassroots work (eg. women’s rights, farmers union, Bedouin rights)
- Art related projects (music, theatre)
- Human Rights
- Development, Environment
- Fundraising for research, organizational development
- Research (eg. law, journalism, urbanism, social sciences)

A few more details…

FFIPP will take care of all orientation week expenses (transportation, accommodation) as well as the costs of accommodation during the summer program period. However, expenses for food and transportation during the summer program month are the student’s responsibility, as are the costs of transportation to and from Israel, and to the preparation weekend.

Subscription to a personal insurance is mandatory. There is a small tuition fee to be come part of the FFIPP network.

We strongly encourage bachelor/ undergraduate students to apply.

The FFIPP team will gladly advise you with regards to internship grants (local community, university…) in order to help you finance your internship.

Application process

The selection process will run until January 24, 2017. You can download by clicking on the link: ffipp-2017-application. You can fill in the form in Dutch of English. Interviews will take place between the 23rd and the 30th of January.

For further questions you can contact us on ffipp.nl@gmail.com

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Food at Zaal 100

Our next event (though not our last of this year – see the below post for information about our lecture on Palestinian children being held in Israeli detention) is a very collaborative effort.
On Wednesday the 22nd June we want to invite you to join us at Zaal 100 for an evening of delicious food and beautiful music.
Wednesday’s regular cooks at Zaal 100 – stichting VEKO’s Erik and their volunteers – have agreed to share their kitchen with us for a one-night-only special of tasty Middle-Eastern food.
We at FFIPP will be made kitchen assistants for the night and we’ll be following the directions of some amazing people versed in the preparation of this cuisine.
 Together we are going to serve up a 3-course meal, using organic produce, with both vegan and vegetarian choices, all for only 9 euro.
On the night we’ll be serving food between 18hr – 20hr, but we’re aware we’ll be in the middle of Ramadan and if you want to eat with us later in the evening we can make sure there are plates set aside for you.
Please make a reservation by sending us a quick mail at ffipp.nl@gmail.com indicating how many of you will eat, whether you want vegan or vegetarian food, and if you need to eat later.
There will also be interesting additions to the food we’ll keep you posted with the who and hoe laat in the coming days.
Hope to see you there!!

Lecture: Palestinian children in Israeli detention

Children around the world are sadly often the victims of armed conflict. In 2014, Palestine became party to the International Convention on the Rights of the Child. Despite the fact that many provisions of this Convention are binding upon Israel, many Palestinian children live in fear and experience numerous violations of their rights. In April a report by Defence for Children was published detailing that hundreds of Palestinian children are put in Israeli detention every year. In this lecture two speakers are invited and they will inform us some more about these ongoing violations against children’s rights. 
Arie de Bruin will speak about his book ‘Je bent er geweest’, a book that rises in protest against these violations. Arie has visited Israel and Palestine, and the things he saw and experienced  there moved him to write the book. Through poems and illustrations, he tries to bring the situation, and the experiences of the children living through it, closer to his readers. 
Mieke Zagt, director of Tadamun Foundation, a sister-organization of Defence for Children, will speak about their recently published report. Tadamun works together with Defence for Children International Palestine (DCIP) and other partners for a safe and just future for Palestinian children.
This will be our last FFIPP event of 2016 before the new interns head off to Palestine and Israel. Really look forward to seeing you there.
Once again we’ll be at CREA cafe Nieuwe Achtergracht 170
30 June at 20:00
And it’s free for students and 5euro for non-students.

Event met Anja Meulenbelt

Op 5 april bieden wij het podium aan Anja Meulenbelt, een schrijfster, feministe, activiste en politica. In 1994 ging zij voor het eerst naar Gaza en sindsdien zet zij zich in voor de rechten van de Palestijnen. Ook is zij de oprichter van Stichting Kifaia die een organisatie ondersteunt die community based gezondheidszorg organiseert voor bewoners in Gaza. In haar boek Kwart over Gaza gaat zij in op antisemitisme, islamofobie en het verband tussen de twee. Op 5 april zal verder ingaan op deze twee fenomenen en zal zij meer vertellen over haar boek.

Waar: Café CREA, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170

Datum: 5 April

Tijd: 20:00

Kost: Gratis voor studenten; Euro 5 voor anderen

Taal: Nederlands

Information night: 23rd February 2016

Each summer FFIPP chapters send a number of students to Israel / Palestine to learn more about the situation there, with the aim ultimately of sharing some of this information with others in the chapter country. This year the summer program runs from 10 July – 14 August, and on the 23rd February 2016 at CREA cafe Amsterdam some of 2015’s interns give some information about the internship, share some of their experiences of the program, and give information about how you can apply. The internship is only open to people who are students, and for them entrance is gratis.

Lecture: Products that come from illegal settlements

On 21st January 2016 the FFIPP Educational network for human rights in Palestine / Israel will host researchers from docP and SOMO.

Together we invite you to come along to CREA café, Amsterdam at 20:00 and hear representatives from these organizations share some of their knowledge about products exported from illegal settlements, and how they find their way here to the Netherlands.

DocP is a Dutch research foundation committed to achieving a free Palestine. In collaboration and solidarity with the international movement of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS), docP campaigns against companies who profit from the occupation. For more information about docP check out their website http://www.docp.nl


SOMO is a research foundation too, with a focus on ensuring fair and sustainable development for all. SOMO researchers recently reported on the Dutch supermarkets profiting from the ongoing occupation of Palestinian land and they will share some of their findings with us on this night.
For more information about SOMO check out http://www.somo.nl

The event is free for students and Euro for non-students.

If you are interested in learning more about the trade of products grown in the Occupied Territories but exported by Israel to the Netherlands, come along on the 21st.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Call for applicants FFIPP Education Program 2015

Would you like to learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and obtain a perspective that goes beyond the media stories? Would you like to meet with journalists, human rights activists, settlers, NGO representatives, refugees and other Palestinians and Israelis who experience the conflict in their daily life? Would you like to become active in an international educational network of students promoting human rights in Israel/Palestine? Apply for the FFIPP Education Program 2015! For more information and the application form click: FFIPP Education Program 2015