Internship Alumni
 Donate Your Time   I volunteered as an intern in the World WIZO fundraising department for 2 months in between semesters while studying at Tel Aviv University. I knew that during this vacation from my studies I wanted to become more involved in an aspect of Israeli society which I had not yet experienced. After getting connected to WIZO through my program at TAU I was immediately excited and curious about the opportunity. 

The two months were a very rewarding experience. I worked with the entire fundraising department, becoming educated and involved with the work they did each day. The office was always busy with work, phone calls, and visitors. I quickly found my place in the flow of the office and found it to be very interactive and challenging. 

A very special part of WIZO for me was the international community that constantly surrounds you. Each day I was surrounded by so many different languages – Hebrew, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, and more. Each day I worked with WIZO projects supported by federations all over the world and suddenly found myself knowledgeable about WIZO presidents and chairpersons from every federation.

All of the work I did which also included attending many unique WIZO events and project sites provided me with a clear understanding of the importance of WIZO. Each day I was able to watch WIZO make a difference in the lives of Israeli’s everywhere. Each day I was able to witness people from all over the world trust WIZO with their donations, sure that it will be put to good use.
Now that the experience has ended I know that it will not be my last time being involved with WIZO. Currently pursuing a degree in Women’s Studies, I am very interested in working in the non-profit sector of society in the future. I look forward to allowing this internship to give me opportunities in this field. The connections I made with the women in the Fundraising Department were very real and through their constant encouragement I always felt at home and part of the WIZO family.

~ Tanya Schneider – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

 WIZO, the Women's International Zionist Organization, is a non-party international movement dedicated to the advancement of the status of women, welfare of all sectors of Israeli society and encouragement of Jewish education in Israel and the Diaspora.
 WIZO is an international movement of Zionist women, founded in England in 1920. Today, there are over a quarter of a million volunteers in 50 Federations throughout the world, working actively for the welfare of the citizens of Israel and providing help and support in the operation of hundreds of education and welfare projects and services.