• Hillel Global Winter Program

    Hillel is the largest pluralistic Jewish organization in the world for young adults and this Onward Israel experience joins together young adults from Hillel Latin America.

    In addition to your internship you will be exposed to the top leadership of Israel’s biggest companies. Hillel is the only Onward trip to include this in the program! The Hillel program also offers the only winter (your summer) experience for participants to live in top-of-the-line apartments in Tel Aviv. From the beach to the nightlife, Tel Aviv will become your home and you will have the opportunity to live as a local. You will have time to explore other parts of Israel as well!

    Build your resume through a high-level internship based on your skills, interests, and future plans. During your time in Israel, you will intern 4-5 days a week, and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society through group activities, a Shabbaton in Jerusalem, visiting different parts of the country and more. In addition to your internship, you will be exposed to the top leadership of Israel’s biggest companies with business visits.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, and Masa Israel Journey. It is organized by Israel & Global Travel (IGT).

    This Onward Israel – Masa program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, the Birthright Israel Foundation and Masa Israel Journey. It is organized by IGT. For more information about participating in a longer term Masa program after Onward Israel and the potential impact of participating in Onward Israel on future Masa grants view our FAQ here.



    Important Information

    Program Structure
    -28 days of internship
    -High level Business Visits (Ex. IDB, Shufersal, IKEA)
    -Travel experiences including educational enrichment in Israel
    -Shabbat gathering and two different day trips exploring the beauty of Israel

    Jan 16 – March 11, 2024

    Applicants participating in Birthright Israel trips ahead of an Onward Israel program must join their group on the first day of their Onward Israel program. Applicants will be responsible for their own accommodations if there is a gap between Birthright Israel and Onward Israel programs.


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

    The cost for the participant varies by country and currency. Please check your local Hillel information for the exact price.

    Sample Internships
    Business development
    High tech and start-up
    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.

    Applicants interested in internships in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, Sustainability, Law and Medicine please for some important information regarding placements.

    Acceptance Criteria

    -This program is open to young adults in Latin America ages 19 – 35.
    -Our staff and madrichim speak Spanish and Portuguese, but fluency in English is required for your internship and eligibility in the program.
    -The largest cohorts come from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, but participants from other countries are encouraged to reach out to Hillel International to see if they can participate
    -As part of your application, you will submit a CV in English and have an interview with a Hillel professional.

    Apartments 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.