In Israel, as in most countries, interns are given no more than two years of training.
That means that most of the country’s legal interns are unemployed and lack the skills and credentials necessary to successfully navigate the job market.
In an effort to attract legal interns, the Israeli government announced in May that it will launch a program that will grant students the right to work for up to five years.
The goal is to recruit 100,000 new legal interns this year, and the government says the initiative will help to create a vibrant legal internship market that can attract new talent.
According to a press release, students who complete the internship will be able to move to Israel from any European country, such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland and Spain, to become a permanent resident.
They will be allowed to stay for a maximum of two years before having to leave.
Israel has been expanding its legal internship program to include more foreign students.
According to the latest figures, the number of foreign students studying in Israel doubled from 6,904 in 2016 to 11,988 in 2018, a 17 percent increase.