Technion Entrepreneurship and Internship

Technion Entrepreneurship and Internship

The Technion IIT: Engineering Entrepreneurship & Internship study abroad program is organized by Technion – Israel Institute of Technology to increase student engagement in international experiences through in a unique study tour and internship program.

The program will take place in Israel to leverage Israel’s status as the Start-up Nation of the world. The Economist notes that Israel now has more high-tech start-ups and a larger venture capital industry per capita than any other country in the world and is the ideal location for a study abroad program focused on innovation and entrepreneurship.

About the program

The Summer in Entrepreneurship and Professional Internship program is an opportunity for outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world who are interested in enhancing their academic profile with a rigorous and challenging academic experience at Israel’s oldest university and premier center for science, technology, and applied sciences. Technion invites tech-minded students from around the world to an unforgettable summer learning experience at Israel’s premier institute for science, technology, and applied research. Students can study with renowned faculty and international peers to earn academic credits or intern at an Israeli engineering or start-up company to gain valuable work experience. 

Israel Summer Internships

Professional Internships: Professional Internships are directed work-study experiences taken in companies and industry sectors common to the Israeli economy. Working as an intern enables students to connect theory with practice and apply the engineering and/or scientific principles learned in the classroom to a real-world professional environment.  Completing an internship abroad is an invaluable opportunity to learn about local business and engineering practices and customs, hone personal and professional skills and habits, and broaden perspectives. Internships are unpaid positions taken over a period of at least 10 weeks (minimum 200 hours).

Location

Haifa is the third-largest city in the State of Israel after Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The city of Haifa is  home to the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, a renowned public research university in Israel, described as Israel’s MIT. Haifa is also home to MATAM, the largest and oldest business park in Israel, which hosts a large number of Israeli and international hi-tech companies, such as Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Google, Yahoo, Wix, and Philips.

Course Information

Total Number of Credits Offered: 6 Transfer Credits

Benefits

  • Working as an intern enables students to connect theory with practice and apply the engineering and scientific principles learned in the classroom to a real-world professional environment.
  •  Completing an internship abroad is an invaluable opportunity to learn about local business and engineering practices and customs, hone personal as well as professional skills and habits; and broaden perspectives.
  • Working in an international environment gives students the opportunity to cultivate cross-cultural communication skills and leadership abilities to thrive in the professional world

Social and Cultural Activities

To enrich the learning experience, students will be invited to participate in social and cultural activities, both on and off campus, such as lectures and trips, including industry visits and tours to major Israeli tourist attractions. Students will also visit cutting-edge laboratories and meet Technion faculty, and they will engage with lunchtime speakers providing in-depth exposure to Israeli and Middle Eastern culture and history. Campus social activities are led by Technion International’s experienced student guides.

Housing

You will stay in Technion International’s on-campus housing in a double room. Program fee includes housing fees.

Program Dates

Summer C: May 10 – August 7, 2020

Eligibility

  • Sophomore and above
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Open to all majors

Program Fee for 2020

  • UF Application Fee: $375
  • Technion Program Fee: $4,440 (includes housing, airport pickup, local transportation, insurance & students fees, academic course and internship placement)

Application Checklist:

  1. Complete the UF International Center application: Link
  2. Submit the Academic Advising Form – Pick up at UF International Center at The HUB
  3. Pay the $375 non-refundable deposit
  4. Complete Technion Registration 

More information:

Email: Ping Neo, pneo@eng.ufl.edu, Director, International Engineering Programs, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Make an appointment: https://www.timetrade.com/book/62D7G