• Forum for Jewish Leadership (FJL)

    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.

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    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists. 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.  Some companies may require extensions although this will be at the expense and organization of the participant.

    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

    June 7 – July 18 , 2023

    Program Cost: US $699

    This is a subsidized price and includes accommodation in Tel Aviv, Shabbat programs, and activities. The real cost of the program is circa US$7,000 but early applicants will receive this reduced price.  There are still subsidies available so the cost once the reduced price places have been used will be US$3,899.  FJL is committed to providing access to those with leadership potential regardless of background and therefore further need based scholarships are available upon request

    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.

    Scholarships to help offset the program cost may be available to for those who need additional assistance and meet Onward Israel’s eligibility criteria. For more information, contact Onward Israel or your local partner professional. 

    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 FAQs on the FJL website.


    Acceptance Criteria

    This program is open for 19-23 years old’s (or who have at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program) 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 USA-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.

    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

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