• Georgia

    Hillel’s of Georgia is excited to partner with Onward Israel to offer students a summer internship program in Israel. This 8-week Metro Tel Aviv-based internship program places you in an authentic Israeli workplace based on your skills, interests and future plans. This program allows you to develop your professional future and build your resume at the same time through a high-level internship.

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    Applications for Onward Israel Georgia 2020 are closed. Click here to be notified when applications open for Summer 2021.

    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 on campuses in Georgia, a weekend seminar with participants from other Onward Israel programs and more. The Israel seminar days will include visits to local NGOs and explorations of contemporary Israeli culture, environment, and politics.

    During your free time, explore Tel Aviv’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.

    This Onward Israel – Masa program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, the Government of Israel, Masa Israel Journey, The Jewish Agency for Israel and Hillel’s of Georgia and is organized by Israel Experience.

    If health and safety conditions allow. If not, the program will shift to being entirely remote. The decision will be made approximately two months before the program’s start date. Please note, if this happens, it will affect the types of internships available. Participants who do not wish to participate on an entirely remote program will be permitted to withdraw and receive a full refund for their program fee.

    Important Information

    Dates
    TBD

    Participants must be available for the full duration of the program.  In addition to fully participating in all required program elements while in Israel, participant will also be required to:

    • Attend a mandatory pre-program orientation prior to leaving for Israel
    • Commit to participate in a phoneathon to help raise money for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
    • Commit to write a blog about their experience on Onward Israel and attend a post-program follow up meeting after they return to campus

    Note, there is a chance that health/safety conditions will require us to implement a 2 week quarantine upon arrival in Israel. There is also a chance that the program will shift to entirely remote if travel is restricted past a 2 week quarantine upon arrival. For more information, visit our FAQ responding to COVID-19

    Cost
    TBD

    Hillel’s of Georgia offers financial assistance based on need, for buying the flight ticket to Israel. For those interested – please contact one of the Israel Fellows.

    The actual cost of the Onward Israel – Masa program is much higher, and is subsidized up to 70% by Onward Israel, private donors, Masa Israel Journey, and local Jewish communities and institutions.

    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!

    In the event that the program needs to shift to be entirely remote, there could be additional limitations on the types of internship placements available. Participants will be asked to be flexible under these circumstances and Onward Israel is committed to making sure participants still have a professional and positive work experience.

    Contact
    Mor Homri at mor@ugahillel.org,  for more information.

    Acceptance Criteria

    This program is open to young adults who are both native to Georgia and attendees at Georgia Colleges who will be returning to campus in the fall.

    Between 19-27 years old (or 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).

    Participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel with Hillels of Georgia is recommended for any eligible applicants.

    If participants are participating in Birthright during the summer of 2021, they must go with a Hillels of Georgia cohort.

    Additional scholarships for those who require additional financial assistance are available on a limited basis. For more information, call Onward Israel or your local partner professional.

    Participants on Onward Israel- Masa programs 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.

    Accomodations
    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.  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.

    *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.


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