I am an international student at the University of Haifa. As I am here on a student visa--as opposed to a work visa--I cannot work here legally. However, I have been told that I can receive payments in the form of scholarships/stipends. I have been offered several part-time internship positions that are paid.
If I were to accept these positions and the payments that they offer, could I do so legally?
From the standpoint of the organization hiring me to work as an intern, what are their legal/tax obligations? Clearly I could not be paid as "osek." Would an employer-employee contract be appropriate? What are the legal/tax terms that they should include in any official documentation?
I really appreciate you taking the time to respond to these questions.
Much thanks, Elise
Paid internship during international studies
In order to get a full answer to your question regarding internships and tax obligations during your studies, I would advise you to contact the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs - visas department. They will be able to give you the most up to date information on this matter and determine whether or not you will be eligible for the paid internship. In addition, I have attached a link to an article about internships in Israel (below my answer). I hope you find the right internship track for you.