• Boston Haifa

    Boston Onward Israel is an immersive internship program offering resume building placements in a wide variety of opportunities in the greater Haifa area.


    Develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship in the field of your choice in Haifa. This tailor-made internship program places you in a work place based on your skills, interests and future plans.  Experience Israel through exclusive day trips, overnights, seminars, and more.  In your free time, explore Haifa’s amazing nightlife, culture, and rich history with a cohort of other young adults.

    Learn more about the Onward Professional Internship in Jerusalem

    Learn more about the Onward Professional Internship in Tel Aviv

    Important Information

    June 12 – August 6, 2019


    Cost includes housing, modest food stipend, insurance, local transportation and program costs.

    Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights.  Participants will be required to submit a $175 credit card authorization as a participation and security deposit.  Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    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.

    Rolling admissions through March 15, 2019 or earlier if the program is full.

    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.

    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.

    Acceptance Criteria

    Open to students attending university in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont, or who grew up in Massachusetts, with preference given to underclassmen. Ideally for students who have had one previous short-term Israel experience – such as Birthright Israel or a teen travel program.

    The Boston Onward Israel program has cohorts in three Israeli cities: Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tel Aviv. We do our best to place you in the city you have applied for, but please note that based on rolling admissions and internship placement preferences, it may be necessary to be placed in one of the other cities.

    Haifa participants live in the heart of Haifa’s refurbished and bustling port area, side by side with young Jews from around the world and Israeli students.  

    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.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, Masa Israel Journey, The Jewish Agency for Israel and Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston and is organized by Israel Experience.

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