• Baltimore

    Baltimore Onward Israel provides a unique opportunity for participants to gain real-world experience while living and working in Tel Aviv, one of the world’s leading cities for startups and innovation. From art and fashion to science and technology, this city has a lot to offer to meet the personal and professional needs of each participant.


    Due to high demand, applications for this program are closed for Summer 2018. To be notified when applications for Summer 2019 open, please sign up here


    Interns can build their resumes through personalized, high-level internships in the field of their choice. Join other young adults from Baltimore during an 8-week immersive experience living, working and traveling in modern day Israel.

    Participants will intern four-five days a week and enjoy travel days and activities together as a group throughout the summer. Unique to our program, all interns will participate in a weekend retreat to Ashkelon, Baltimore’s sister city, and connect with Jewish peers from across the globe! During your free time, explore Tel Aviv’s exciting nightlife, beaches and rich culture.

    Interning through Baltimore Onward Israel will give you the professional, competitive advantage you need to kick start your career while spending an unforgettable summer in Israel!

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, and Masa Israel Journey. It is organized by Young Judaea.

    Participants on Onward Israel programs that are run in partnership with Masa may return to Israel on long-term Masa programs after Onward Israel. They may also be eligible for additional scholarships from Masa to help fund their participation, although the size of that scholarship may be influenced by prior participation on Onward Israel. For details please contact Masa Israel Journey directly.

    Important Information

    Admission is rolling. Applications will close on March 15, 2018 or earlier if the program fills.

    June 6 – July 31, 2018

    Program Cost

    Includes housing, insurance, modest food stipend, ground transportation and program costs.

    The actual cost of the Onward Israel program  is much higher, and is subsidized up to 70% by Onward Israel, private donors, and local Jewish communities and institutions. Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights to and from Israel.

    Participants will be required to submit a $250 participation and security deposit in cash upon arrival in Israel. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    Masa-eligible participants in programs which are part of the Onward/Masa partnership may qualify for additional scholarships. For more information, call Onward Israel or your local partner professional.

    Acceptance Criteria

    Priority given to college students and recent graduates from Baltimore, Maryland.

    Intended for young adults who have had one previous short-term Israel experience including Birthright Israel or a teen travel program.

    Dorm-style housing in a central neighborhood of Tel Aviv

    All Baltimore participants will live together in the same building, which is centrally located near Sarona Market. The building is less than a year old and features dorm-style suites, shared gourmet kitchens on each floor, hang out spaces, a rooftop deck and backyard. The common spaces will be shared with other Onward Israel programs, so you have an opportunity to get to know participants from other groups.

    The number of participants to a room is dependent on the size of the accommodations and number of participants on the program.

    For More Information

    Marisa Obuchowski
    Senior Associate for Israel and Overseas at The Associated
    mobuchowski@associated.org 410-369-9264

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible