Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this program will not take place in Summer 2022.
We hope to see you next summer!
IBEX summer internship for undergraduates - International Bachelors of EXcellence summer internship at the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
Come join us at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR)
summer internship program and participate in independent research in various projects
focusing on energy, food, and water of arid regions.
The IBEX summer internship is a unique experience for undergraduate students, providing participants with the opportunity to actively conduct academic research and partake in scientific life. This includes attending weekly seminars, utilizing cutting-edge technology under the direct supervision of BIDR researchers, concluding with an academic symposium.
Concurrently, participating students will enjoy educational and social activities unique to
the Negev desert area and around Israel. BIDR, located in the Sde Boqer Campus, is an
international English speaking campus, providing a welcoming educational environment
for foreign students.
Research areas available at BIDR include the following:
o Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum (SPAC)
o Desalination and water treatment
o Solar energy
o Environmental physics
o Ecology, conservation and wildlife management
Our website provides further details
Cost: Participants are responsible for travel costs, health insurance and board (food/personal needs). IBEX covers shared housing, educational trips, and bench fees.
Credits: Upon completion, participants will be able to obtain BGU academic credits as an internship or research project, which could be transferred to the home university's; pending on its consent.
Who can apply:
International undergraduate students (2nd-4th academic year) in the fields of:
Life-Sciences/ Exact-Sciences/ Engineering
How to apply:
Application and registration can be made through this link
Please have the following ready for upload:
Official grade transcripts
Motivation letter- 1 page – in which you explain why you want to attend this program and which of the available research fields are you interested in (up to 3, as listed above in this webpage)
Academic recommendation letter
For any additional information contact Debi Zamir
Submission deadline: TBD