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    Why would you travel to Israel for an internship? Why wouldn't you?!

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    • Work in your field, enhance your resume, travel and have fun on the weekends
    • 100% paid for, with an Israel travel grant from The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati

    *Please visit our Covid-19 Response for the most up to date information regarding vaccination requirements and entry into Israel.*

    This Onward Israel – Masa program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, the Birthright Israel Foundation and Masa Israel Journey. For more information about participating in a longer term Masa program after Onward Israel and the potential impact of participating in Onward Israel on future Masa grants view our FAQ here.

    Important Information

    Admission is rolling. Applications will close in March or earlier if the program fills. Apply now!

    Dates
    Wed, June 7 – Tues, Aug 1, 2023

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

    If for public health or security related reasons the program cannot take place in Israel, Onward Israel will make efforts to conduct the program remotely. Click here to review our FAQ, including information on remote programs regarding internships, programming and more.

    Program Cost*
    100% paid for with eligibility for a Cincy Journeys Israel travel grant funded by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati. Includes travel to, from, and within Israel and room and board in Tel Aviv.

    The program includes housing, educational program, program staff, medical insurance, partial laundry provisions, and ground transportation within the city of residence. In addition, participants will be required to submit a $400 security deposit in advance via check sent to JVS Careers. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    All participants are responsible for their own spending money upon arrival in Israel (including for food).

    Applicants participating in Birthright Israel trips ahead of an Onward Israel program must join their group on the first day of their Onward Israel program. Applicants will be responsible for their own accommodations if there is a gap between Birthright Israel and Onward Israel programs.

    The actual cost of the Onward Israel program is much higher, and is subsidized up to 70% by Birthright  Israel, private donors, and local Jewish communities and institutions.

    Masa-eligible participants in programs which are part of the Onward/Masa partnership may qualify for additional scholarships. For more information, contact Onward Israel or your local partner professional.

     

    For More Information Contact
    Irina Kleinerman: ikleinerman@jvscareers.org
    https://cincyinternships.org/

    Acceptance Criteria

    – Current undergrad or grad student (or graduated in the past year) originally from Cincinnati
    -Applicants between 19-30 years old (or at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program)
    – Be Jewish (please refer to our FAQ for more information)
    – Applicants must NOT have spent 3 or more consecutive months in Israel after high school (this includes semester abroad, gap year, or any other MASA or Onward Israel program)
    –  Must meet Masa Israel Journey Eligibility criteria (click here to review), including not having received Masa funding towards participation on a previous program. Note, Alumni of Onward Israel and Masa Israel Journey programs are typically not eligible to participate on a second Onward Israel program. In a small number of cases it might be possible for alumni of both initiatives and those who do not meet Masa Israel Journey criteria to participate (individuals can check with Onward Israel staff on a case by case basis), but program subsidies will be significantly lower and therefore the program fee will be higher.
    -Fluent in English
    -Have a valid Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months after the program end date)
    -Previous participation in Birthright Israel is encouraged but not required
    -Onward Israel alumni are not eligible for Birthright Israel trips. If you wish to participate in a 7- or 10-day Birthright Israel trip, consider participating in a Birthright Israel trip prior to an Onward Israel program.

    Please click here to review the application process. Note: there could be slight differences between programs.

    Accommodations
    Apartment, hostel, hotel, or dorm-style housing in Tel Aviv.

    The number of participants to an apartment or room is dependent on the size of the accommodations and number of participants on the program. Though Onward Israel housing can vary from program to program, it generally meets basic Onward Israel standards. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.

     Sample Internships
    -Social Media and outreach internship with local NGO or non-profit
    -Business Development internship with social media start-up
    -Speech therapy internship with a non-profit organization
    -Event coordination and promotion intern for management company
    -Public Relations internship with a museum

    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! 

    Applicants interested in internships in the fields of Engineering, STEM, Green Energy, Computer Science, Finance, Law, and Medicine please click here for some important information regarding placements:


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