• Cornell University

    Cornell University Hillel Onward Israel is an immersive internship program offering resume building placements in a wide variety of opportunities in the greater Tel Aviv area.

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    Develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship in the field of your choice in Tel Aviv. This tailor-made internship program places you in a work place based on your skills, interests and future plans.  In addition, some weeks will include a day devoted to  learning about Israeli society, economy, technology and more, plus two weekend seminars with other Onward Israel participants from North America and the world, amongst other programs while allowing ample time to explore Israel during your free time!

    Important Information

    Dates
    June 12 – August 6, 2019

    Cost
    $600

    Cost includes a modest food stipend or provided meals, lodging, insurance, local transportation and program costs.

    Participants will be required to submit a $250 participation and security deposit in cash upon arrival in Israel.

    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 are responsible for arranging their own flights.

    Rolling admissions through March 15, 2019 or earlier if the program is full.

    Accommodations:

    The Cornell University Hillel Onward Israel program is based in Tel Aviv in apartments or dorm-style housing.

    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

    Open to students attending Cornell University, with preference given to underclassmen. Ideally for students who have had one previous short-term Israel experience – such as Birthright Israel or a teen travel program.

    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 Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, Masa Israel Journey, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Cornell University Hillel and Hillel International.  It is organized by Sachlav.

    Sample Internships


    -Social Media and outreach internship with local NGO or non-profit
    -Business Development internship with social media start-up
    -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

    Tatiana Uklist, tju4@cornell.edu

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