• Forum for Jewish Leadership (FJL) Australia

    FJL offers outstanding internship opportunities to bright and ambitious future Jewish leaders. Our range of courses and programs provide an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of Jewish leadership, as well as Jewish perspectives on a host of legal, political and social issues associated with the modern world.


    Registration for this program will close on February 28th

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

    During the trip, participants will take part in a seven week internship at top Israeli and multi-national firms based in Tel Aviv, and build their resumes. Participants will work in the area of their interest while gaining a prestigious experience to aid future job applications.

    Aside from the internship component, participants will attend exclusive, interactive seminars, gaining insight and advice from some of the most high-powered political, business and hi-tech leaders worldwide. Past experiences included panels and workshops with McKinsey & Company, BlackRock, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young.

    In addition, participants will engage in a phenomenal opportunity to explore and delve into their heritage and address the big questions Jews face in the modern world with renowned educators, and like- minded peers with whom they will forge new, meaningful and longstanding relationships. A full summer of leadership opportunities and personal growth on the backdrop of the scenic and historic sites of the Modern State of Israel.

    Important Information

    May 10- June 20, 2023

    Program Cost
    $5,950 AUD

    The full cost of setting up and running the program is in excess of $8,000 AUD.  Due to the generosity of Onward Israel, students who have not completed an Israel program for longer than 3 months (in the last 3 years) will be granted an automatic subsidy of $2,000 AUD.  FJL is committed to providing access to those with leadership potential regardless of background and therefore further need based scholarships are available upon request.  Program costs are in Israeli Shekels and based on a AUD/Shekel exchange rate of 2.4. If there is a significant drop in the exchange rate, then we may have to ask for an increased payment.

    All participants are responsible for the cost of and arranging their own flights.

    Participants will be required to submit a 1,500 NIS program security deposit in cash upon arrival in Israel. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing. Admission is rolling. Applications will close on December 19 or earlier if the program fills.



    Acceptance Criteria

    This program is open for gap year students who have completed high school and who 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

    Applications are open to Australia- based Jewish students who are taking a gap year. FJL is aimed at hardworking, ambitious students who are committed to making the most of themselves and the world around them. Students should be ready and committed to engage in the unique opportunities on the program.

    Apartments or dorm-style 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. Covid-19 compliance may also impact the accommodation setup.

    While meeting common standards, housing differs by year and even within a program. To learn more about this, please visit our FAQ on the FJL website.

    Sample Internships
    Internships are available in a variety of sectors including business, finance, law, media, architecture, politics, hi-tech, medicine and NGOs. All of these will be based in or near Tel Aviv and are an ideal opportunity to build your CV and create a prestigious experience to aid future job applications.

    E.g. Data Analyst at a Venture Capital Firm

    Interior Architect Designer at a Real Estate Development FIrm

    Event management with a Events Company

    Not sure what type of internship you are looking for or unsure if you can find it in Israel? We will work with you to find the right match for your career path!

    For More Information Contact
    Rabbi Effie Kleinberg, Program Director, ekleinberg@jewish-leadership.com
    WhatsApp: https://wa.me/972586563220
    Program Website: www.jewish-leadership.com

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible