• Baltimore

    Interning through the Baltimore Birthright Israel Onward program will give you the professional, competitive advantage you need to kick start your career! You will have the opportunity to build your resume with a wide variety of companies, organizations, and institutions in Israel while immersing yourself in Israeli culture.

    Unique to our program, all interns will participate in a weekend retreat to Ashkelon, Baltimore’s partner city, and connect with Jewish peers from across the globe! This program is supported in part by The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore.


    The Baltimore Birthright Israel Onward program in Tel Aviv offers the opportunity to develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship experience in Israel.

    You will intern four to five days a week working alongside Israeli peers and immersing yourself in contemporary society. Birthright Israel Onward provides exclusive day trips, overnight experiences, and seminars for deeper learning and travel. In your free time, explore Tel Aviv’s amazing restaurants, beaches, and nightlife with a cohort of other young adults from Baltimore.

    This Birthright Israel Onward- Masa program is operated through the philanthropic support of leading North American Foundations through the Birthright Israel Foundation, the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency, along with The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore. It is organized by Tlalim. For more information about participating in a long-term Masa program after Birthright Israel Onward and the potential impact on future Masa grants, view our FAQ here.

    Important Information

    Admission is rolling. Applications will close in the beginning of March or earlier if the program fills

    Dates:  Monday June 10 – Sunday Aug 4, 2024

    Participants MUST be available to participate for the entire length of the program.

    Program Cost: $999*

    In addition, participants will be required to submit a security deposit of $400 in cash upon arrival. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    The program cost includes housing, educational programming, program staff, basic medical insurance, and ground transportation within the city of residence.

    Participants are responsible for the cost of flights, food, and phone coverage. To learn about this and other Birthright Israel Onward program details, please visit our FAQ here.

    *Participants are encouraged to purchase flights with a good refund policy or flight insurance. Birthright Israel Onward is not responsible for the cost of flights should the program be cancelled. Note, participants will be given their expected address approximately two weeks before the program begins, if not earlier.

    *Scholarships to help offset the program cost may be available for those who need additional assistance and meet Onward’s eligibility criteria. For more information, contact Birthright Israel Onward or your local partner professional.

    Apartment, hostel, hotel, or dorm-style housing in Tel Aviv.

    The number of participants to an apartment or room is dependent on the size of the accommodations and number of participants on the program. Though Birthright Israel Onward housing can vary from program to program, all housing units meet Birthright Israel Onward standards. To learn more about this and other Birthright Israel Onward housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.



    Acceptance Criteria

    -Priority given to students from Baltimore, MD or, students who are attending one of these 5 universities:
    – UMD College Park
    – Goucher
    – Towson
    – UMBC
    – Johns Hopkins
    -Priority given to college students and recent graduates from Baltimore, Maryland
    -Applicants between 18-30 years old and not currently enrolled in high school
    -Must be Jewish (please refer to our FAQ for more information)
    -Applicants must NOT have spent 3 or more consecutive months in Israel after high school, or participated in a Birthright Israel Onward program or any other mid-term or long-term educational program in Israel.
    -Must meet Masa Israel Journey Eligibility criteria (click here to review) including not having received Masa funding towards participation on a previous program
    -Fluent in English
    -Have a valid Passport for at least 6 months after the program end date

    Please note: If you wish to participate in a 10-day Birthright Israel trip, consider doing so prior to an Onward program. You will not be able to participate on Birthright Israel trip after participating on Onward.

    Please click here to review the application process.

    Sample Internships

    Hear from our past Baltimore Onward Israel participants about their internships:

    “This summer I am interning at Restoration Vacation as a Finance and Strategy Intern. I came to Israel to further pursue my professional career with an experience through the lens of a startup nation. Onward has not only been an incredible experience for my professional growth, but also for my personal growth. I’m thankful for Onward Israel for all the opportunities and continuous support!” -Nathaniel, Elon University, Summer 2022

    “With the Baltimore Onward program, I have begun to learn the ins and outs of operating and managing a business as well as many professional social norms. I am very grateful for Birthright Israel Onward presenting me with this opportunity because I have learned so much and met so many amazing people! This has truly been the experience of a lifetime!” -Denis, University of Maryland College Park, Summer 2022

    “I am an intern at the Jerusalem Institute of Justice. Some of my daily tasks entail doing research and writing about human rights issues in Israel, such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I’ve met some of the most amazing, brilliant people at the Jerusalem Institute of Justice. I’ve also learned so much about Israeli politics and am glad to be able to bring this knowledge back to the states with me!” -Jessie, Brandeis University, Summer 2022

    Not sure what type of internship you are looking for or unsure if you can find it in Israel? Our internship coordinators work one-on-one with each participant!

    Applicants interested in internships in the fields of STEM, Finance, Law, and Medicine please click here for some important information regarding placements:

    For More Information
    Michelle Price, Israel Travel Recruiter at The Associated:
    Mprice@associated.org, 410-369-9210

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible