Founded in Israel in 2012, Playbuzz (www.playbuzz.com) is the leading storytelling platform used by the world’s premium publishers and brands to author, distribute and monetize interactive stories that drive audience engagement. The company has over 150 employees across its offices in New York, London, Tel Aviv, Hamburg, São Paulo, Moscow and Los Angeles. Playbuzz’s rapid growth is fueled by the adoption of its platform by premium publishers and brands who use the company’s interactive storytelling and real-time analytics tools to engage users, boost their reach, raise brand awareness, improve monetization capabilities, and optimize content for maximum social interaction. The Playbuzz network reaches hundreds of millions of users every month; some of its customers include CNBC, Huffington Post, Ford, Sports Illustrated, BBC, Samsung, and many more.
Founded in 2006, Red Interactive (www.red-id.com) is a strategy, design, and development firm based in Tel-Aviv whose mission is to help startups and organizations create new businesses and reinvent existing ones by creating innovative user experiences. Red Interactive works with a user-centered process to create beautiful and functional designs that build world-class web, mobile, and desktop applications using the latest methodologies and technologies to achieve software greatness.
As the world’s leading ad agency network, McCann (http://www.mccann.co.il) provides an unmatched combination of award-winning creativity, strategic insight and innovation globally, regionally and locally. McCann helps its clients drive their brand growth across disciplines, media platforms, technologies, languages and geographical boundaries. The Tel Aviv office works with Israel’s leading industry leaders in consumer products, food and beverage, banking, and hi-tech.
BrainPop (https://il.brainpop.com) is a group of educational websites that provide animated, curriculum-based content in support of young students and educators and are intended to be fun and motivational for students to watch. The curriculum includes over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 17), together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, mathematics, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music. Founded in Israel in 1999, BrainPop is used in more than 20% of U.S. schools and also offers subscriptions for families and homeschoolers. It is also used in schools in Mexico, the UK, France, Spain, Israel and several other countries, where it offers videos in local languages that are designed for students in those countries.
The Center for Educational Technology (CET) (http://www.home.cet.ac.il) is an Israeli nonprofit organization with a mission to empower educational systems around the globe through sharing knowledge and expertise to create the learning environments of the future. CET’s approach to innovation has always been to harmonize pedagogical needs with the evolution of new technology. Instead of ‘pushing’ technology onto the education system, CET works closely with education stakeholders to ensure that technology and digital content best serve their teaching and learning needs
In addition to these examples, other possible internships include some of Israel’s world-renowned art and history museums (Agam Museum, Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Yad Vashem) as well as more research oriented opportunities with leading scholars in one of Israel’s leading academic institutions in the field.