Location
  • Palestine
Length
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Compensation
Unpaid
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Apartment Host Family
Language
Arabic
Weekly Hours
30
Age Min.
18
Age Max
75
Qualifications
  • No Qualification is required.
  • Interns are not obligated to know Arabic in order to participate in the program.

Pricing

Starting Price
325
Price Details
This includes the following :

- Accommodation.
- Field visits & meetings.
- Day trips to refugee camps in Hebron and Bethlehem.
- Local visits within the city of Hebron.
- 3 hours of Arabic classes a week.
- Daily Palestinian breakfast.
- Certificate of participation, and a recommendation letter.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Some Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Airport Transfers Some Meals SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 29, 2020
Jun 07, 2024
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About Program

The informative human rights program in Palestine aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the human rights situation in Palestine, with a focus on the city of Hebron and the work of human rights NGOs. Through a combination of theoretical and practical lessons, participants will gain insight into the various human rights violations occurring in Palestine and have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience on the ground.

The program offers the unique opportunity to interact with a variety of human rights stakeholders, including activists, non-governmental organizations, human rights workers, professors, and university students. Moreover, participants will learn about the existing mechanisms for protecting human rights in Palestine. By the end of the program, participants will have gained a deep understanding of the human rights situation in Palestine and be equipped with the knowledge and experience to advocate for the protection of human rights.

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Program Highlights

  • During the program, you will have the opportunity to interact with a diverse range of individuals who are actively engaged in promoting human rights in Palestine.
  • The program includes human rights activists, non-governmental organizations, human rights workers, professors, and university students.
  • Each participant will receive three hours of Arabic language lessons per week.
  • The program includes day trips to visit refugee camps in Hebron and Bethlehem, as well as other politically significant areas.
  • For the duration of the program, participants will be provided with accommodation either in the form of a stay with a Palestinian host family or at our 8th-floor apartment.

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Program Reviews

4.93 Rating
based on 14 reviews
  • 5 rating 92.86%
  • 4 rating 7.14%
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  • Growth 4.85
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.85
  • Housing 4.85
  • Safety 4.8
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Charlotte
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Can't Wait to Return

I don't know where to start. My experience at the Human Rights Internship has been amazing. Every day begins with a delicious Palestinian breakfast, followed by meetings with local human rights NGOs to learn about the situation in Palestine, especially during the Gaza war. Teaching English to children aged 7-12 was wonderful, and it was inspiring to see how a little help can make a big difference for them.

I also took Arabic classes with Mohammad, who is a very informative teacher. Living with a host family enhanced my learning experience even more. Despite what I had heard, Hebron feels safe and welcoming. Palestinians are very friendly people and very generous . I would highly recommend this program, and I'll definitely come back to Palestine!

Pros
  • Supportive Staff
  • Friendly Palestinians
  • Organised Schadule
Cons
  • Occupation
3 people found this review helpful.
Response from Go Palestine - The Palestinian Center for Cultural Exchange

Thank you for your amazing review! We're delighted to hear that you had such a positive experience with the Human Rights Internship. It’s wonderful that you enjoyed the Palestinian breakfasts, meetings with local NGOs, and teaching English to children.

We're glad Mohammad's Arabic classes and your host family enriched your learning experience. It's great to know you found Hebron safe and welcoming, and we appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to your return to Palestine!

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Sue
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Palestine

I’m a 65 year old woman, who traveled solo in April, 2024 to Hebron in the middle of an unjust war. And I had the most incredible experience of my life with “Go Palestine.” I only wish I could have stayed longer than a week…which I will definitely do the next time. I felt safer in Hebron than in my hometown of Chicago. (But be careful crossing the street here!) Every day was packed with activities from visiting cultural and humanitarian organizations, to learning Arabic, to teaching English, to group cooking a local dish. My favorite part was visiting the nearby refugee camp. But that was because of the people. And I have never met a more welcoming people than the Palestinians. From my arrival day, when I got lost (but it’s in my nature to get lost.) A group of teen boys came up to me and helped me lug my two suitcases to the Center. And when I tried to give them a little money for helping me, they were aghast and refused! (What teenage boy wouldn’t like a little money for a soda or ice cream?) Super respectful men, women and children were always asking if I needed help, or wanting to practice their English with me. And the wonderful local family that I stayed with, were always watching out for me. Everyone who was working or volunteering at the center were amazing. Even though I was the oldest one there, they made me feel very welcome, and a part of the group. I highly recommend it to anyone of any age, gender, religion or nationality. It’s affordable and I learned more in my one week of immersion education, than I would have learned in a year of online research. It’s still difficult to truly know what’s it like to live as an everyday Palestinian, but I imagine that it would not have been much different from life in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942. Except that now the oppressed, is the oppressor. And the worst part…is that in 1942 the world had “an excuse” for not knowing.…but in 2024…there’s no excuse.

What was your funniest moment?
Interacting with the children. They’re all amazing and open minded and brutally honest.
Pros
  • The amazing people
  • It’s safe and easy to get around
  • Very affordable
Cons
  • I should have studied Arabic first
  • I wish I was a better photographer
  • I wish I could have stayed longer than a week
8 people found this review helpful.
Response from Go Palestine - The Palestinian Center for Cultural Exchange

Thank you for your wonderful review of your experience with Go Palestine. We're thrilled to hear that your trip exceeded your expectations and that you felt safe and welcomed throughout your stay. Your reflections on the warmth of the Palestinian people and the meaningful activities you engaged in are truly appreciated. We're grateful for your support and look forward to welcoming you back for future adventure :)

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Alex
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A Journey of Discovery & Hospitality

I'm Alex from Australia, and my time in Palestine, particularly Hebron, has been nothing short of incredible. Every day brought a new adventure, from exploring the beautiful country to experiencing the warmth and hospitality of its people despite the ongoing war in Gaza.

The Go Palestine center holds countless cherished memories for me. It was a hub of new friendships and eye-opening experiences, offering a unique window into Palestinian life. Throughout the Law internship program, I had the privilege of delving into the intricacies of the Palestinian legal system, visiting courtrooms, and meeting with lawyers. Additionally, my visits to various human rights NGOs provided valuable insights into their crucial work with the Palestinian community.

What struck me most during my stay was the rich tapestry of Palestinian culture and the genuine kindness of its people. From delving into the nation's history to immersing myself in its vibrant traditions, Palestine continually surprised and enchanted me.

Contrary to common misconceptions and the current situation, Palestine is a remarkably safe and welcoming destination. Throughout my time here, I felt entirely at ease, surrounded by stability and warmth, debunking stereotypes perpetuated by the media.

I wholeheartedly recommend experiencing Palestine firsthand, regardless of your background or location. Its beauty, culture, and hospitality are unparalleled. Participating in programs like the one offered by the Go Palestine center offers a unique and enriching perspective on this remarkable country and its people.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice to future travelers on this program would be to approach it with an open mind and a willingness to immerse yourself fully in the experience. Take the time to connect with the locals, learn about their culture, and engage with the various opportunities provided by the program, such as visiting lawyers, courtrooms, and human rights NGOs.

Embrace every moment of your journey, from exploring the beauty of Palestine to experiencing its rich history and traditions. Most importantly, don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and truly embrace the unique opportunity to learn and grow during your time in Palestine.
Pros
  • Memorable cultural connections
  • Insightful legal education
  • Warm hospitality immersion
12 people found this review helpful.
Response from Go Palestine - The Palestinian Center for Cultural Exchange

Alex, we're thrilled you had an amazing time with Go Palestine. Your experience exploring, learning, and connecting with the community is truly inspiring. We hope to see you again :)

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Ella
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Law firm internship by Go Palestine

At first, I didn't intentionally choose to come to Palestine. I thought it was a very dangerous place, but it's actually quite different from what I imagined. Not only is it very safe here, but the people are also very friendly. I even celebrated an unforgettable birthday here. The two weeks I've spent here have been very fulfilling. Through conversations with locals, I've gained a deeper understanding of the real situation in this country and the lives of the local people. I believe this experience will be of great help to me in both my personal life and work.

Pros
  • Personal growth
  • Enhance CV
  • Learn the culture and history
Cons
  • Eating sharwama a lot could be a problem
30 people found this review helpful.
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Stephanie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience

During my time at the centre I completed a six week programme which focused on law and human rights.
During my time here we have visited several different refugee camps and we have met with loads of amazing people from many different human rights organisations and many locals who have shared their experiences growing up in Palestine. It has been such an eye opening experience which I will never forget.
The atmosphere at the centre is also amazing, it really does feel like a family. I'm so grateful to everyone that I have met during my stay here.
On my days off I was able to explore other cities like Jerusalem, ramallah and Jerico. Which you can get to really easily from hebron.
I also have felt extremely safe during my whole time here and everyone you meet on the streets and in shops are so polite and welcoming.
I would absolutely recommend this center and the law and human rights internship.

29 people found this review helpful.
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Yavuzhan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

I will miss my time in Hebron!

During my month-long internship in Hebron, Palestine, about Law and Human Rights, I had an enriching experience that left a lasting impact. The opportunity to visit various human rights organizations, interact with activists, lawyers, and journalists provided me with a well-rounded perspective on the complexities of the region.

One of the standout aspects of the internship was the chance to study Arabic and immerse myself in the local culture. This allowed me to form meaningful connections with the locals. Learning about the conflict firsthand and hearing diverse viewpoints from individuals directly affected by it was eye-opening and invaluable to my understanding.

I must highlight the feeling of safety throughout my stay in Hebron, which was reassuring and allowed me to fully engage with the experience. Overall, I am immensely pleased with the knowledge I gained, the connections I established, and the insights I obtained into the field of law and human rights within this unique context.

Pros
  • Safety
  • People
Cons
  • Managing the apartment
31 people found this review helpful.
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Mariusz
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A great way to learn more about Human Rights situation in Palestine

Thanks to this internship I was able to gain a first-hand experience in the field of Human Rights and I was able to learn a lot about the life in Palestine. If you want to discover Palestine, understand the ongoing conflict, learn about how regular people and organisations deal with different difficulties you should definitely come to volunteer with GoPalestine, because their offer is very interesting and the staff is super nice and helpful. The center is also very conveniently located, on the main street in the city center. The apartment I was staying at was not even 10 minutes away, which was also very convenient!

Pros
  • Very helpful staff
  • Hebron is a city with a rich history and probably the best place to learn about the ongoing conflict
  • The schedule is full of interesting activities
31 people found this review helpful.
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Marco
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My Palestinian experience

Hi, my name is Marco, I'm 21 years old, I'm an History student at the Florence university in Italy and I'm about to graduate.
My experience in Hebron, in particular at the Palestinian Center, was very very beautiful, we do a lot of things, from visit the local Expo to visit the entire old city with all of this important sites like the Ibrahimi Mosque or the market.
We met a lot of human rights associations and so we met a great amount of beautiful people, workers, students, employee.
We make a lot of friends in Hebron, from the Cultural Symposium to simple shop's owner.
The main tasks that we have in the center is to teach English to other people's and try to learn arabic trough lesson and very good teacher's.
We also went to Aida camp( suburbs of Bethlehem now) and little village called Fawwar (after 1948 used to be a tent camp) in south of Hebron.
There was a very strong but important experience. I recommend to all the people.
I liked a lot the palestinian culture, the food and traditional clothes above all.
I'm felt very safe in Palestine and in Hebron too, when we go around with the people of the center or with the friends that we make, we felt like at home, i think that the major danger came from the occupants,they carry a lot of weapons, they do a lot of control and check so this make me felt unsecure.
I recommend this type of journey, of experience ,at the people from all over the world, here In Palestine and in with the people of Palestinian center too.
Is a very good way to try the palestinian life, culture, way of life.
Is a perfect experience to learn about a far culture(for me that I'm italian) like this.

Pros
  • People
  • Culture
  • Food
Cons
  • Occupation
56 people found this review helpful.

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