• Bay Area Advance Summer Internship

    Do you enjoy the flexibility that remote work provides? Do you want to spend your summer soaking up all that Israel has to offer? Why not have both? The Bay Area Advance program is designed for you to have the best of both worlds - spend six weeks living, working and thriving in Israel and then continue to build your professional skills by pursuing the remainder of your internship remotely for the next four weeks!


    *Please visit our Pre-Registration page to be notified when this Onward Israel program will open for registration*

    The Bay Area Advance program in Tel Aviv offers you the opportunity to build your resume through a high-level Israeli internship, immerse yourself in Israeli culture, and intern remotely from anywhere in the world!

    While in Israel, you will intern four to five days a week alongside Israeli peers and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society. You’ll experience Israel through Onward Israel’s exclusive day trips, overnights and seminars. In your free time, explore Israel’s amazing restaurants, beaches, and nightlife with a cohort of other young adults from the Bay Area region. We provide the platform for you to explore and think about the ways you can integrate, contribute and make your experience as fulfilling as possible while in Israel.

    During the Remote portion, you will keep working with your employer, compile a final project, and continue your connection with your cohort through distance learning and activities. You’ll have the flexibility to end your summer adventure from home, school, or wherever you want all the while gaining critical skills of how to best work remotely.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists. It is organized by TBD.

    Important Information

    If health and safety conditions in Israel do not allow for the program to take place on the ground, the program will shift to being entirely remote. The decision will be made by TBD. Participants who do not wish to participate on an entirely remote program will be permitted to withdraw and receive a full refund for their program fee.

    Before you apply, click the button below to read important information related to COVID-19 preparedness.

    Admission is rolling. Applications will close in April or earlier if the program fills. 


    *Please visit our Pre-Registration page to be notified when this Onward Israel program will open for registration*

    Tel Aviv portion: Wednesday, June 15 – Tuesday, July 26, 2022

    Remote portion: Sunday, July 31 – Thursday, August 25, 2022

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

    Note, there is a chance that health/safety conditions will require us to implement a 2 week quarantine upon arrival in Israel. For more information, visit our FAQ responding to COVID-19

    Program Cost:

    The program cost includes housing, medical insurance, a modest food stipend, and ground transportation.

    Participants will be required to submit a $150 security deposit in cash or check upon arrival in Israel. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    All participants are responsible for the cost and arrangement of their own flights.  Participants should not purchase your flights until a decision has been made about the viability of the program. 

    Additional scholarships for those who require additional financial assistance are available on a limited basis. For more information, call Onward Israel or your local partner professional.

    *If the program becomes entirely remote, the program cost will be $150.

    Acceptance Criteria

    – This program is open only to students on Bay Area campuses. It is intended for young adults who have had previous short-term Israel experiences, such as Birthright Israel or a teen travel program, or similar

    – Applicants between 19-27 years old (or at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program)

    Must meet MASA eligibility – identify as Jewish and have NOT spent 3 or more months in Israel as part of an educational or peer-program (this includes semester abroad, gap year or any other MASA or Onward Israel program)

    – Must be fluent in English

    Israel portion: Apartments or dorm-style housing in the Tel Aviv area.

    The number of participants to an apartment or 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.

    Remote portion: Home, school, or wherever you like. We will be going over best practices for remote work as the program approaches.

    Sample Internships:

    – Programming internship at a growing tech start-up

    – Business Development internship with a media company

    – Research assistant at a local university laboratory

    – Marketing internship with local NGO or Nonprofit

    Remote Internships:

    Participants will be paired with an Israeli company or organization and assigned work projects to complete over the course of the program. It is expected that participants complete their work projects during the designated dates of the program and fully participate in all required enrichment and education activities. Note that there would be a shift in the type of work conducted after transitioning from in person to remote work. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as even within a specific field, the nature of your work will change throughout the program

    For More Information:

    Please contact: Jason Steckler  jasonst@onwardisrael.org, 415-857-3721