• Communications & Social Media

    Discover how having international work experience can give you an advantage in the booming global communications and social media industries. Participants will be placed in a variety of companies looking to bring fresh perspectives for their communication, public relations, marketing, social media and advertising needs.

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    Onward Israel Theme-based programs are designed for applicants with a specific interest in working and exploring Israel through a topical lens. Intern four to five days a week alongside Israeli peers and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society. Experience Israel through Onward Israel’s exclusive day trips, overnights and seminars. In your free time, explore Israel’s amazing nightlife, restaurants, beaches, and culture with a cohort of other young Jewish adults. 

    Preference will be given to applicants who are not eligible for a community or national partner based Onward Israel program. 

    This Onward Israel – Masa program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, the Government of Israel, and Masa Israel Journey. It is organized by Big Idea.

    Participants on Onward Israel – Masa programs 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 at masainfo@masaisrael.org.

    Important Information

    Admission is rolling. Applications will close in April or earlier if the program fills. 

    Dates
    Wednesday, June 3 – Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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

    Program Cost
    $500

    All participants are responsible for the cost and arrangement of their own flights. The program cost includes housing, medical insurance, modest food stipend, and ground transportation. Participants will be required to submit a $250 security deposit in cash upon arrival in Israel. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

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

     

    Acceptance Criteria

    ~Applicants between 19-27 years old (or at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program)
    ~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

    Accommodations
    Apartment or dorm-style housing in Ramat Gan, Bat Yam, or similar suburb. 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.
     

    For More Information Contact
    Sydney Katz at SydneyK@onwardisrael.org

    Sample Internships

    ~Marketing Internship at tourism company
    ~Public Relations internship at a consulting firm
    ~Social Media outreach with a local NGO or non-profit

    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!

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