• 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 Latin America, Europe and the FSU in a truly global, high-level experience.

    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!


    Applications close November 25.

    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).

    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.

    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 15 – March 12

    Program Cost
    The Onward program is generously subsidized by Hillel International and local philanthropists. 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

    Acceptance Criteria

    -This program is open to young adults in Latin America and the Former Soviet Union, ages 19-30.
    -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 we also recruit in Chile, Paraguay and Peru, Russia, and the FSU. Participants from other countries are encouraged to apply.
    -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.

    For More Information Contact
    Argentina: Sabri Toker Onward@hillel.org.ar
    Brazil: Igor Benchimol onward@hillelrio.org.br
    Uruguay: Geraldine Hochman director@hillel.org.uy
    Other Countries: Marcia Kelner Polisuk Marcia@hillel.org

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