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    Due to high demand, applications for Georgia Summer 2019 are now closed. Please view our remaining open programs to see if you are eligible! Click here for more information.

    Hillels 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.

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

    Important Information

    Dates
    June 6 – July 31, 2019

    Cost
    $500

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

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

    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.

    Hillels of Georgia offers financial assistance based on need, for buying the flight ticket to Israel.

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

    Accommodations
    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.

    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 programs that are run in partnership with Masa 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.

    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

    Omer Zimmerman – Israel Fellow at Hillels of Georgia
    470-464-5077
    omer@hillelsofgeorgia.org


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