Application to the Argov Fellows Program in Leadership & Diplomacy is open only to students currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. Most of the places in the program are reserved for students entering their final year of studies who are enrolled in one of the Lauder School of Government degree programs. Since the 2011/2012 academic year, a limited number of places are available for final year students enrolled in other IDC schools. (These students must add a 4th year to their B.A. studies and will receive an additional certificate of completion for the Argov Program).
Students from the following academic Programs can apply for the Argov Program:
- Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy (Hebrew)
- Raphael Recanati International School (RRIS) Government Track
- Law and Government (degree and specialization tracks)
- Students from other IDC schools who are willing to add an additional year to their B.A. studies
The program seeks students who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and to working on the many challenges facing Israel and the Jewish people.
Passion for Learning:
Argov Fellows must possess the intellectual capacity and commitment necessary for the demanding curriculum and challenging assignments required during the Argov Fellowship year. Thus, potential applicants are expected to have demonstrated both academic success in their studies at IDC Herzliya (a minimum GPA of 85 is required to enroll in the program) and the ability to synthesize and utilize the knowledge they have acquired. However, grades are not the only factor in determining an applicant’s suitability for the Argov Program. Evidence of an applicant’s enthusiasm for learning and openness to develop personally and professionally is also taken into consideration. It is important that Argov Fellows contribute to ongoing dialogue with fellow students, professors and the numerous guest lecturers whom they meet throughout the year. Thus, a passion for learning and a commitment to striving for excellence characterize all accepted Argov Fellows.
Demonstrated Commitment to Israel and its Future:
Israel and the Jewish world faces numerous challenges, including the questioning of the state's very right to exist. Thus, it is not enough that Argov Fellows proclaim their commitment to the future of Israel and the Jewish people. We expect applicants to already have demonstrated this commitment through action. Past Argov Fellows have served as IDF officers, immigrated to Israel, worked in the public sector, been active in youth movements and contributed to the well-being of their communities through volunteer work amongst other activities. Whether the Fellows decide to embark on careers in the private, public or non-profit sectors, we seek individuals who share a common dedication and commitment to addressing the challenges facing Israel and the Jewish people.
To understand how you will contribute to and benefit from the Argov Program, your application essays should convey your passions, hopes and aspirations, reflecting who you are, what you believe in, and what you hope to do. The application process also includes several stages of individual and group interviews as well as the checking of personal references. Each Argov Fellow is a unique individual who helps to contribute to the program as a Fellow and as an alumnus for years to come. Thus, it is important that Argov Fellows have strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills. If you believe that your academic and professional experience and future goals are suited to the Argov Program, we encourage you to apply.
How to apply:
- Fill out the online application by clicking here.Please be sure to follow the instructions carefully
- Hand in printed copies of the required essays, your CV and a recent passport photograph to the Heder Avodot
The application deadline for the Class of 2013 is 12:00 on Friday, March 9, 2012.