• Baltimore

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have unfortunately chosen to cancel this Onward Israel program for summer 2020. To receive information for the summer 2021 season, please visit www.onwardisrael.org/prereg.

    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.


    Applications for Onward Israel Baltimore 2020 are closed. Sign up to receive information on Summer 2021 programs

    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 Yafo’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!

    Important Information

    June 15 – August 9, 2020

    Program Cost

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

    The actual cost of the Onward Israel – Masa program is much higher, and is subsidized up to 70% by Onward Israel, private donors, Masa Israel Journey, 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.


    Apartment-style housing in the hip and up-and-coming Yafo.

    All Baltimore participants will live within walking distance of the Jaffa market, restaurants, nightlife and the beach!  The buildings are newly renovated and feature open balconies/rooftop decks, full kitchens, laundry machines and hangout spaces to get together as a full cohort.

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

    While meeting common standards, Onward Israel housing differs by program and even within a program. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.

    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, the Government of Israel, The Jewish Agency for Israel and Masa Israel Journey. It is organized by Young Judaea.

    For More Information

    Evan Willner
    Israel and Overseas Engagement at The Associated
    ewillner@associated.org 410-369-9315

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible