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    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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    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.

    Important Information

    Dates
    TBD (Late May/Early June – Mid/Late July tentative)

    Cost
    $500
    Includes housing, modest food stipend, ground transportation and program costs.

    All participants are responsible for cost of and arranging their own flights, but can apply for a scholarship from Hillels of Georgia here.

    Participants will be required to submit a $250 credit card authorization as a participation and security deposit.  Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    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.

    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.

    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- 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.

    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!

    For More Information

    Ori Raviv – Israel Fellow at Hillel’s of Georgia:
    Ori@hillelsofgeorgia.org

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