Program Details

The program is open to individuals with an academic background in art or design – any field from interior and industrial design through to visual design and video/animation. Participants may be advanced undergraduate students (third or fourth year of stud
Location:
Tel Aviv, Israel
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Break
Work Types:
Arts & Architecture

Program Overview

Program Description:
We believe that successful design is built upon a culture of proactive collaboration and practical work experience. Through this program, students undertake exciting and challenging internships on the COMAS campus and in related centers. During the internships, students have the chance to use innovative COMAS platforms for research and practice while fostering links with local authorities, design firms, social organizations, and businesses. FabLabIL - Design Technology Internship You will have the opportunity to gain practical research and work experience within FabLab Israel (FabLabIL), a community-based digital manufacturing laboratory, founded on cooperation between the Department of Interior Design at COMAS and the Israeli Center for Digital Art in Holon. As part of a global network of laboratories founded by the Center of Bits and Atoms at MIT, FablabIL offers a new approach to current technologies. Projects range from the design and fabrication of elements and furniture, to developing sensorial responsive environments for children with special needs, to local intervention and collaboration with the neighboring community in the design and fabrication of elements for public spaces – to name just a few. Designer’s Clinic - Community-Based Internship The Designer's Clinic utilizes architecture and design as tools for social therapy, whereby various stakeholders in society – designers, municipal officials, and residents – collaborate to create healthy and sane environments. Students gain practical experience with social entrepreneurship and work on projects that have real-world impact and involve active community participation in the process, while considering social, environmental, and economic engagement. Participants will plan, create, and implement various design projects that have an impact on specific social groups and communities on or near the COMAS campus. Project examples include planning a social club space for an association for mentally handicapped children and adults, designing products to be manufactured by a special-needs group and sold at their community shop, and creating a joint courtyard kitchen and green roof spaces for a neighborhood in the Israeli city of Holon. Professional Internship Internship placements are available with numerous leading Israeli design firms.

The program is open to individuals with an academic background in art or design – any field from interior and industrial design through to visual design and video/animation. Participants may be advanced undergraduate students (third or fourth year of study), graduate students, recent graduates, and early-career design professionals. All work can be completed in English – knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary. Internships are designed primarily to take place during the semester/academic year. Students are required to enroll in 2 courses from the Design Semester program at COMAS. Internships last from at least 8 weeks to a maximum of 10 months

Cost:
$1,680 USD, including 2 academic courses. Program fee does not include accommodation and meals.

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