Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO)

Internship Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Organization Type: Nonprofit
Policy Areas: Government Relations, Human Rights and Social Welfare

Women’s International Zionist Organization is Israel’s leading nonprofit organization for education and social services. WIZO promotes an equal society for all supported by a global network of Zionist women. WIZO was founded in 1920 in direct response to the needs of women and children in Israel. Today, WIZO continues to identify the needs of Israeli society and creates solutions to meet them. WIZO spans five
continents and four generations as one of the largest women’s networks in the world. My internship was in the external relations fundraising division, focusing on working with youth villages (boarding schools) across Israel and getting them the funding, support, and resources they needed. I wrote proposals and reports about different aspects of the youth villages that needed improvements and worked with different federations to fund these projects. My other activities included visiting the youth villages, working with the children, and brainstorming ways to expand WIZO’s reach and bring WIZO’s goals to a broader audience.