HOW DO I JOIN TAMID?
If there is a TAMID chapter at your campus, visit the Chapters page to find more information about your local chapter. Reach out to the chapter’s president or director of recruitment, and ask how you can join. All chapters have a selective recruitment process. If you are too late to join this semester, keep TAMID in mind and apply to join in the future.
HOW DO I START A TAMID CHAPTER AT MY CAMPUS?
If your campus has talented students who are interested in business, we hope you will consider beginning the process of starting a TAMID chapter. We call aspiring chapters TAMID Beta, with a one-year program that must be completed to be considered for full chapterhood. To get started, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’M NOT JEWISH. CAN I JOIN TAMID OR START A TAMID CHAPTER?
Of course you can! TAMID is not a religious organization, and we welcome participants and leaders from all backgrounds. Israel’s story as a hub of innovation is universally appealing. Just as the country attracts business and technology leaders from around the world, TAMID uses “the startup nation” as a tool for teaching business skills to talented students from any background.
I’M NOT A MEMBER OF A TAMID CHAPTER, BUT I’M INTERESTED IN AN INTERNSHIP IN ISRAEL. CAN I APPLY FOR THE FELLOWSHIP?
No. Only active members of a TAMID chapter are eligible for the Fellowship. For TAMID Fellows, a summer in Israel is just one aspect of their involvement in TAMID. We encourage you to join or start a chapter!
WHAT IS TAMID’S POLICY ON POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS INITIATIVES?
Since our founding, TAMID Group has been apolitical and areligious. TAMID connects our students to Israel only through non-divisive means: experiential business education.
College campuses are places of political activism, debate, and tension. TAMID encourages students, acting as individuals, to be politically active and voice opinions relating to any cause they choose.
Students sometimes seek guidance on whether they may, on TAMID’s behalf, communicate a position on an issue or otherwise partake in activism.
In response, our chapter presidents created simple litmus tests for the apolitical and areligious policy.
1) As an apolitical organization, TAMID does not host or sponsor programs that require members to either consume political content or take part in political activism. We define “political” as taking a position on a divisive or partisan issue relating to government.
2) As an areligious organization, TAMID does not host or sponsor programs that encourage religious practice or philosophy. (During the Fellowship program, some of the non-internship programming may involve visits to historic sites of religious significance. TAMID leadership ensures that these experiences are non-coercive and meaningful from a cultural perspective.)
TAMID partners with a wide variety of organizations that share our value of building connections with Israel, even if our missions are not identical. TAMID works with organizations such as Hillel, the Jewish Federations, and Israel on Campus Coalition on mutually beneficial initiatives that strictly adhere to our apolitical and areligious policy.
TAMID leaders politely ask that guest speakers adhere to this policy.