• Bay Area Hybrid Summer Internship

    Are you seeking a high-level internship, in your desired field, with an Israeli company? Are you seeking to enhance your professional and personal relationship with Israel and your Jewish identity this summer? You can join other Jewish young adults from universities and campuses across the Bay Area through a 10-week immersive internship program! In your first six-weeks you’ll experience, living, connecting, and working in Israel and the last four-weeks working with your employer remotely.

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    The Onward Israel Hybrid program in Tel Aviv offers you the opportunity to develop your professional future, build your resume through a high-level internship, and the ability to build upon the connections from your next destination.  

    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 are returning and gain 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 Bina.

    Important Information

    Admission on a rolling-basis. Applications will close in March or earlier if the program fills. Apply now!

    Dates:
    Tel Aviv portion: Wednesday, June 23 – Tuesday, August 3, 2021 *Tentative*

    Remote portion: Sunday, August 8 – Thursday, September 2, 2021 *Tentative*

    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 2-week quarantine upon arrival in Israel. There is also a chance that the program will shift to entirely remote if travel is restricted past 2 week quarantine upon arrival. For more information, visit our FAQ responding to COVID-19

    Program Cost:
    $400*

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

    Participants will be required to submit a $200 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. 

    If health and safety conditions in Israel do not allow for the program to take place on the ground in Israel, the program will shift to being entirely remote. The decision will be made in April 2021. Please note, if this happens, it will affect the types of internships available. 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.

    *If this becomes an entirely remote program, the program cost will change to reflect this shift in expenses. The program cost will be $150 and the difference will be refunded. 

    Accommodations
    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 are based. We will be going over best practices for remote work as the program approaches.

    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)
    – Fluent in English
    – Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel is encouraged but not required

    Sample Internships:

    Hands on coding experience as a full stack developer/mobile developer in an Israeli office and continue remotely

    Legal marketing/research: assist legal firms in Israel with international M&A agreements, transactions, English materials and international ranking in their offices and remote

    Work with an up and coming Israeli startup in their offices, support capital raising, search funding opportunities and potential investors, pitch it to the company and continue business outreach when you get back stateside 

    Brand Analysis and US Market research: learn about leading Israeli retail brands, local trends and sales, research the US market, identify trends and assist to strategies for brand expansion to the US whilst in Israel and back home

    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 to find the right match! 

    *In the event that the program needs to shift to be entirely remote, there could be additional limitations on the types of internship placements available. Participants will be asked to be flexible under these circumstances and Onward Israel is committed to making sure participants still have a professional and positive work experience.

    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


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