Intern four to five days a week alongside Israeli peers and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society. Experience Israel through Birthright Israel Onward's day trips, overnights and seminars. In your free time, explore Israel’s amazing restaurants, beaches, and nightlife with a cohort of other young adults.
This 8-week Tel Aviv based internship program places you in a workplace based on your skills, interests and future plans. Intern 4-5 days a week and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society through the Israel Seminar Days, group activities, a weekend seminar and more. The Israel seminar days will include visits to local NGOs and explorations of contemporary Israeli culture, environment, and politics.
Outside of your placement, spend quality time with Israelis and explore Tel Aviv’s exciting beaches, nightlife and culture. Enjoy a home hospitality weekend in Columbus’s Partnership community of Kfar Saba and a weekend retreat with Jewish students from across North America and the world. Opportunities will be available to learn about how to create Israeli engagement back in Columbus through this experience and the variety of professional opportunities Columbus has to offer.
This Birthright Israel Onward– Masa program is operated through the philanthropic support of leading North American Foundations through the Birthright Israel Foundation, the Government of Israel, and the Jewish Agency, along with Jewish Columbus. It is organized by Destination Israel. For more information about participating in a long-term Masa program after Birthright Israel Onward and the potential impact on future Masa grants, view our FAQ here.
Admission is rolling. Applications will close in the beginning of March or earlier if the program fills.
Wednesday June 5 – Tuesday July 30, 2024
Participants MUST be available to participate for the entire length of the program.
In addition, participants will be required to submit a $400 security deposit in advance of the program via credit card. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.
The program cost includes housing, educational programming, program staff, basic medical insurance, and ground transportation within the city of residence.
Participants are responsible for the cost of flights, food, and phone coverage. To learn about this and other Birthright Israel Onward program details, please visit our FAQ.
*Participants are encouraged to purchase flights with a good refund policy or flight insurance. Birthright Israel Onward is not responsible for the cost of flights should the program be cancelled. Note, participants will be given their expected address approximately two weeks before the program begins, if not earlier.
*Scholarships to help offset the program cost may be available for those who need additional assistance and meet Onward’s eligibility criteria. For more information, contact Birthright Israel Onward or your local partner professional.
Apartment, hostel, 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 Birthright Israel Onward housing can vary from program to program, all housing units meet Birthright Israel Onward standards. To learn more about this and other Birthright Israel Onward housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.
- Applicants between 19-22 years old (or at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program), who are either from Columbus, or are currently attending university in Columbus. Preference for this program will be given to Columbus natives
- Must 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, or participated in a Birthright Israel Onward program or any other mid-term or long-term educational program in Israel.
- Must meet Masa Israel Journey Eligibility criteria (click here to review), including not having received Masa funding towards participation on a previous program
- Fluent in English
- Have a valid Passport for at least 6 months after the program end date
Please note: If you wish to participate in a 10-day Birthright Israel trip, consider doing so prior to an Onward program. You will not be able to participate on a Birthright Israel trip after participating on Onward.
Please click here to review the application process.
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