International Bachelors of Excellence (IBEX) Summer Internship (Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR))

Sede Boquer, Israel
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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This summer at BGU Sede Boqer campus, the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) are accepting international interns through the IBEX summer internship program to join various research projects focusing on energy, food, and water of arid regions.

The IBEX summer internship is a unique experience for excellent undergraduate students as it provides participants with the opportunity to actively conduct academic research and partake in scientific academic life. This includes attending weekly seminars and utilizing cutting-edge technology under the direct supervision of BIDR researchers.

Research areas available at BIDR include the following:


Plant Sciences

Aquaculture biotechnology

Microalgal biotechnology

Desalination and water treatment

Hydrology and environmental microbiology

Solar energy

Environmental physics


Evolutionary biology


Wildlife management.

Our website provides further details:

The IBEX program is an eight-week program that concludes with an academic symposium, whereby participants present their results and conclusions to their collogues and supervisors. The program will include tours that will expose the students to Israeli culture and history, as well as, social and cultural activities unique to the Negev desert area. BIDR is an international campus using English as its official language.

Cost: The IBEX program will provide accommodations, tours, and social programs, and it will cover all research costs. Travel and boarding expenses are the responsibility of the participating students.

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:

The internship is offered to international undergraduate students (2nd-4th academic year) in the fields of:




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

Photo ID

For any additional information contact Debi Zamir


Important dates:

Registration deadline: Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Acceptance notification by: Thursday, April 18th, 2019