• Detroit

    The Detroit Onward Israel program is an immersive internship program that offers resume building placements in the city of Haifa.

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    Build your resume through a high-level internship based on your skills, interests and future plans. Intern 4-5 days a week, and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society through the Israel Now Days, group activities, with a cohort of other young adults from Metropolitan Detroit, a weekend seminar with participants from other Onward Israel programs and more. Enjoy time visiting Detroit’s Partnership Region in the Central Galilee and learning more about the strong connection the people that live there have to Detroit. The Israel Now days will include visits to local NGOs and explorations of contemporary Israeli culture, environment, and politics.

    During your free time, explore Haifa’s exciting nightlife, beaches, foodie scene and culture. Enjoy a weekend with peers from around the world at an Onward Israel breakout seminar and explore all that Israel has to offer on free weekends.

    Important Information

    Dates
    June 1 – July 26, 2020

    Cost
    $600
    Program cost includes housing, insurance, modest food stipend, ground transportation and program costs.

    All participants are responsible for cost of and arranging their own flights and additional spending money.

    Participants will be required to submit a $300 in cash or by check upon arrival in Israel.  Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    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.

    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 at masainfo@masaisrael.org.

    *Before applying to Onward Israel, applicants should read through this full program page and the Onward Israel FAQ to understand program requirements and expectations, provisions (such as details regarding housing, educational commitment, etc.) and other important programmatic details.

    Acceptance Criteria

    Onward Israel Detroit is for Jewish students and graduates ages 19 to 27 with a permanent address in Metropolitan Detroit and have been to Israel once before on Birthright Israel or another short-term program.

    To be eligible, participants must NOT have 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 programs).  Participants must be fluent in English. Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel is encouraged for any eligible applicants, as participation in Onward Israel renders participants ineligible to participate in Birthright Israel thereafter. Want to go on Birthright Israel in May prior to Onward Israel starting? Contact Nikki Baron at baron@jfmd.org for more information.

    Accomodations
    Apartments or dorm-style housing in the Haifa 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.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, The Jewish Agency for Israel and Masa Israel Journey.  It is organized by Israel Experience.

    Contact
    Nikki Baron at baron@jfmd.org

     

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