JAC Arizona Onward Israel
JAC Arizona Onward Israel is an immersive internship program offering participants an experience like no other through a customized internship program that affords you the opportunity to combine international travel with professional development and tapping into your Jewish heritage. Don’t be a tourist, come live like a local!
Develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level, Jerusalem-based internship in the field of your choice. This tailor-made internship program places you in a workplace based on your skills, interests and future plans. The first week of the program will include touring, group discussions and classes on Israel and Judaism. Then it’s into internships! Each week during the internship phase will include two evenings a week of group programming, where you keep up the Arizona bonding while learning personal development techniques based on Jewish values. Weekends are divided between free time and integrating into various Israeli communities.
jInternship programs embrace the desire to plug-in Jewishly and offer you a program with relevant and empowering classes on Judaism at a level that makes sense for you from an Orthodox perspective.
Rolling admissions through April 15, 2019 or earlier if the program is full.
May 27th- July 14th, 2019 (Fly out from the US on May 26; return to US on July 15th)
Cost includes a modest food stipend or provided meals, lodging, insurance, local transportation and program costs.
Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights.
Participants will be required to submit a $200 participation and security deposit in cash upon arrival in 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.
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 jInternship. It is organized by jInternship.
Open to students attending an Arizona college or university, or who grew up in Arizona, with preference given to underclassmen. Ideally for students who have had one previous short-term Israel experience – such as Birthright Israel or a teen travel program.
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.
The JAC Arizona Onward Israel program is based in Jerusalem. You will be living in apartments in a lovely, central neighborhood called Nachlaot. Each apartment has multiple bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen facilities.
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.
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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!