Why would you travel to Israel for an internship? Why wouldn't you?!
Applications for Onward Israel Cincinnati 2020 are closed. Click here to be notified when they open for summer 2021.
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
If health and safety conditions allow. If not, the program will shift to being entirely remote. The decision will be made approximately two months before the program’s start date. 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.
Admission is rolling. Applications will close in March or earlier if the program fills. Apply now!
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 a 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 a 2 week quarantine upon arrival. For more information, visit our FAQ responding to COVID-19
$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.
The program cost includes housing, medical insurance, a modest food stipend, and ground transportation. 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, or if the program is forced to be cancelled.
*If this becomes a remote program, the program cost will change to reflect this shift in expenses. The program cost will then be $150.
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.
This Onward Israel – Masa program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, and Masa Israel Journey. It is organized by Bina.
Additional scholarships for those who require additional financial assistance are available on a limited basis. 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 although the size of any potential scholarship may be influenced by prior participation on Onward Israel. For details please contact Masa Israel Journey directly.
-Applicants between 19-26 years old (or at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program)
–Current undergrad or grad student (or graduated in the past year) originally from Cincinnati
-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
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 and within each program. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.
-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!
*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 Internship Opportunities
In the event that the program is shifted to remote, participants would 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 activities. The type of work that participants would complete remotely might differ from what they would be doing in person. Additionally, some fields or internship types might not be available as hands-on work won’t be possible.