Erinn Kohn is on Career Israel Summer Internship Program. She is a senior at Michigan State University and has an internship in Psychology Research at Tel Aviv University.
With only 6 weeks left to go, my Career Israel summer internship experience in Tel Aviv has been unparalleled to any other. With regards to my internship I have found that I am able to accomplish what I had set out to, while dipping my toes into many different opportunities such as research, volunteering and travelling.
I am entering my senior year of college as a Psychology student at Michigan State University, and therefore have a bit of experience working in psychology labs. I was interested in harnessing my skills in the lab but using them in a new country and a new atmosphere. The lax, yet scholarly vibe that Tel Aviv University emits has helped me undertake serious projects that can only be found in Israel. I am working on the data entry for a very interesting study regarding political violence and its implications on children and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). I also have spent time working in a school for children with severe Autism; an experience that would not come so easily in the United States.
When I am not working I am out exploring Tel Aviv and the rest of the country- browsing all of the unique boutiques, shopping in the market, and sampling all of the delicious restaurants. It’s been amazing experiencing the nightlife in Tel Aviv; it’s lively and full of beachside bars and sparkling nightclubs. I even took a weekend trip to Northern Israel to go camping and for a little change of pace and scenery.