• Cleveland

    Interns can build their resumes through personalized, high-level internships in the field of their choice. Join other young adults from Cleveland during an 8-week immersive experience living, working and traveling in modern day Israel.


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

    LIVE and immerse yourself in Israeli culture. Experience Tel Aviv’s vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches, and make CLE friendships for a life time
    LEARN about important issues facing Israeli society today
    WORK as an intern in the arts, business, finance, communication, nonprofit, high-tech, and more

    Important Information


    Program Cost:

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

    Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights.

    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.

    Participants will be required to submit a $275 credit card authorization as a participation and security deposit.  Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    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.

    Acceptance Criteria

    Cleveland Onward Israel is designed for:
    Jewish college students and recent graduates, from or currently living in the Greater Cleveland area, with priority given to rising juniors and seniors.

    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 Jewish Federation of Cleveland, the Beacon and Shapira Foundations, The Jewish Agency for Israel and Masa Israel Journey. It is organized by Israel Experience.

    For More Information

    Rivki Ebner, rebner@jcfcleve.org

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible