• Cincinnati

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have unfortunately chosen to cancel this Onward Israel program for summer 2020. To receive information for the summer 2021 season, please visit www.onwardisrael.org/prereg.

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


    Applications for Onward Israel Cincinnati 2020 are closed.

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

    • 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

    Important Information

    June 3- July 28, 2020

    $5,000, or 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.
    Program cost includes air fare, housing, insurance, modest food stipend, ground transportation and program costs.

    Participants will be required to submit a $300 participation and security deposit upon acceptance to the program in cash or check to JVS Career Services. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    Program cost includes air fare, housing, insurance, modest food stipend, ground transportation and program costs.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, The Jewish Agency for Israel and Masa Israel Journey. It is organized by Bina.

    Acceptance Criteria

    Open to Jewish Cincinnati young adults, ages 19-26, who have previously traveled to Israel.

    Current undergrad or grad student (or graduated in the past year) originally from Cincinnati.

    Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel is encouraged for any eligible applicants.

    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 at masainfo@masaisrael.org.


    Apartments or dorm-style shared 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.

    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!

    For More Information

    Irina Kleinerman: ikleinerman@jvscareers.org

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible