Forum for Jewish Leadership (FJL) – British Cohort
FJL offers outstanding internship opportunities to bright and ambitious future Jewish leaders. Our range of courses and programmes 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.
During the trip, participants will take part in an 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.
All participants are responsible for cost of and arranging their own flights.
Applications will close on 21 March, 2021 or earlier if the programme fills. Acceptance and internship offers will be on a rolling basis following the interview process.
In the event that Covid-19 restrictions prove to complicate the running of the trip on the ground, the program will be converted into a remote program. A decision will be arrived at by 20 April, 2021.
20 June – 29 July
This is a subsidized price and includes accommodation in Tel Aviv, Shabbat programmes, and activities. The real cost of the program is circa £5,000 but all students will receive this reduced price.
There will be an additional cost for participants whilst in quarantine.
Internships are available in a variety of sectors including business, finance, law, media, journalism, 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.
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!
This program is open for 19- 23 year old British students (who have at least one full year post-high school at the start of the programme) who have NOT spent 3 or more months in Israel as part of an educational or peer-programme (this includes term abroad, gap year or any other MASA or Onward Israel programme)
Fluent in English
Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel is encouraged for any eligible applicants.
Applications are open to UK based Jewish students who have completed at least one year of university. 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, Onward Israel housing differs by program and even within a programme. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our FAQs.