• Onward IsraeLinks

    Due to high demand, applications for Onward IsraeLinks Summer 2019 are now closed. Click through to be redirected to other programs you might be eligible for.


    Summer 2020 programs will be opening in mid-November! Click here for to be notified when you can apply.


    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.

    International work experiences can give you an edge in the job market, especially in marketing and communications fields. Participants will be matched with internships that connect to their creative passion and offer real-world experience in unique fields.

    Priority will be given to students and young professionals affiliated with their local Chabad on Campus center. Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel or a teen travel program is encouraged for any eligible applicants.


    Important Information

    Track 1: June 17 – August 11, 2019
    Track 2: June 27 – August 21, 2019


    Cost includes housing, health insurance, modest food stipend, transportation and program costs. In addition, all accommodations, trips, and entrance fees for the traveling portion of the program.

    Participants are responsible for cost of and arranging their own flights.

    Participants will be required to submit a $250 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.

    In apartment style housing in a Jerusalem neighborhood, accessible to the city center. 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.

    Acceptance Criteria

    This program is open to young adults from around the world between the ages of 19-27 years old (or at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program) who 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).

    Applicants must be fluent in English.

    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.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other lead philanthropists, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Chabad on Campus International and IsraeLinks. It is organized by Israel Experience.

    Sample Internships

    Business development, computer science, social media, marketing, humanitarian work, and more

    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!

    For More Information

    Aliza Gomes, agomes@chabad.edu

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible