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SIGNAL Group serves as a leading Israeli institution for policy-oriented, impartial, and innovative research on China, China-Israel Relations, and China in the Middle East. In this vein, SIGNAL Group has established fellowship and internship programs that aims to attract emerging thought leaders on China from academia, think tanks, the policy-making and business community, and flexible team players to contribute as interns to our research and academic programming.
Fellows work closely with the SIGNAL Group research team, pursuing policy-oriented research, drafting position papers and analysis pieces on issues of critical importance to decision makers working in the sphere of Sino-Israeli relations. Fellows are encouraged to attend SIGNAL Group events and engage with visiting delegations from China as well as policymakers in Israel. While the SIGNAL Group Fellowship Program offers long-term opportunities of association, fellows are typically expected to spend a minimum of three to six months at/with SIGNAL Group.
Due to COVID-19, our fellowship program is running remotely until further notice.
- SIGNAL Group Remote Fellowship
SIGNAL Group Remote Fellows are outstanding international scholars and practitioners in their early-mid career who want to pursue their research interests in collaboration or exchange with the wider SIGNAL Group research team. The SIGNAL Group Fellowship offers fellows the opportunity to develop their ideas within an international community of world-class researchers, engage with the latest developments in their fields of expertise, and establish working relations with policy practitioners, government officials, and prominent academics, and the business community in Israel and beyond.
Duration: Selected Fellows will undertake a minimum of three months full-time (40 hours a week) or six months part-time (20h a week) of virtual/remote work for SIGNAL Group, during which they will carry out a pre-approved research project as well as contribute to the wider work of the organization. This is a remote fellowship, so presence at SIGNAL Group is not required. Fellows will have a regular connection with SIGNAL Group staff by telephone or video conference for discussions and other meetings. The fellow will also be expected to be virtually present in a selection of SIGNAL Group’s online events.
Compensation: While Fellows are not officially employed by SIGNAL Group, they will receive a modest stipend of 2500 USD per month for their contribution – for part-time Fellows this amount will be prorated according to the number of hours worked.
Prospective SIGNAL Group fellows must meet the following criteria:
- Hold at least a Master’s Degree in a field relevant to SIGNAL Group’s work (China studies, ME studies, international relations, politics, public policy, diplomacy, economics, global security, strategy, sociology, or a closely related field)
- Applicants must display relevant experience (e.g., a strong background in academia, government, the military, nonprofit work, or the private sector)
- Candidates from any country and sector are welcome to apply
To apply, please send the following application documents to Julia Cole: [email protected]
- A two-page statement of interest referring explicitly to the area(s) in which you intend to conduct research at SIGNAL Group. Please include an outline of the proposed topic of inquiry and research plan, including a description of the likely impact of the candidate’s research and an explanation of why the candidate sees SIGNAL Group as a desirable venue to conduct the proposed study.
- An updated CV (not to exceed 1 page)
- Copy of Passport/ID
Discover Your Potential
SIGNAL Group is looking for committed and flexible team players to contribute as interns to our research and academic programming. Our interns apply and expand the skills acquired during their studies in a dynamic working environment, either contributing to our Israel studies department or conducting independent policy-oriented research on China, China-Israel relations, and China in the Middle East.
Internships at SIGNAL Group are a minimum of three months and are offered throughout the year. We currently offer two types of internships.
- Research interns
- Contribute to policy-oriented research
- Gather and analyze data from multiple primary and secondary sources
- Draft reports, proposals, and policy recommendation papers
- Conduct interviews with subject matter experts
- Attend SIGNAL Group events
- Israel studies interns
- Assist in producing monthly newsletter for Chinese students and faculty
- Conduct ongoing communication with the Chinese students
- Help coordinate online lectures
- Research new speakers
- Assist manager with events
- Video Productions of Israel Studies Lectures, video editing and assist in producing the digital lectures
SIGNAL Group expects:
- Studies in Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy, Sociology, Economics, Policy, Communications or Area Studies with a relevant focus on either the Middle East, Asia and/or China
- Knowledge of the political and economic system of the People’s Republic of China is desirable
- A very good command of written and spoken English or Hebrew, ability to read fluently and summarize source content concerning a wide range of topics; working knowledge of Chinese, Arabic, or Persian is a bonus
- Attention to detail and high degree of reliability
- Proficient with Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
- Availability to work for a minimum of 15 hours a week