• Magen David Mexico

    Onward Israel Internship is a short-term program for young people who are interested in broadening their occupational spectrum, building entrepreneurial skills and gaining practical experience in leading companies from around the globe.

    We offer you a unique opportunity to win a scholarship, which will allow you to acquire professional skills, and gain an international work experience at a minimal cost.

    Israel is a world power of innovation. Therefore we believe it is essential to share this knowledge and experience with young people from Latin America, and thus strengthening our communities with better-trained people.


    The Onward Israel Internship program is designed for applicants from Latin America that are interested in working and exploring Israel as close to locals as possible. Participants will be housed in unbeatable fully furnished apartments in Tel Aviv city center and will be given 50 NIS per a day for buying groceries in order to be as independent as possible during the program.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists and the Magen David community in Mexico, and it is organized with the partnership of Hanoar Hatzioni and Young Judaea. We managed to create a program adapted to meet the needs of young people from Latin America, and we strongly believe it will provide them with highly effective tools for the future.

    The program includes:

    • Internship according to each participant’s professional orientation. Internships will be held in English.
    • Innovation Program – an Entrepreneurship program.
    • The Incubator – A workshop for ventures development.
    • Social Entrepreneurship – a Meet & Greet with young entrepreneurs.
    • Trips and visits to High-Tech Companies.
    • Shabaton with young people from all over the world.

    Important Information

    20/6/18 – 1/8/18

    Program Cost
    $2,500 (the full cost of the program is almost twice as much, but the price was reduced to this cost as per the generous gift of the Beacon and Shapira Foundation and leading philanthropists, together with the Magen David community of Mexico City).

    The price includes housing, insurance, modest food stipend, ground transportation and program costs.

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

    Participants will be required to submit a $200 program participation and security deposit in cash upon arrival in Israel. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing. Admission is rolling. Applications will close on March 1st, 2018 or earlier if the program fills up before.


    Acceptance Criteria

    This program is open to young adults from Mexico City, 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) or that there have been 3 years since the end of their Masa or other educational program.

    Fluent in English (internships will be held in English)

    Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel is encouraged

    Apartments in the Tel Aviv area.

    The number of participants in 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.

    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 a 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

    Diego Charnovich at charnoamlat@gmail.com

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