• Haifa Medical jInternship Program

    At Birthright Israel Onward jInternship, you'll work side-by-side with Israelis, forming authentic relationships with locals and gaining invaluable work experience. As an amazing bonus, you'll join other Jewish Men and Women for a summer of personal, spiritual, and professional development. The program is run in coordination with Rambam Medical Center.


    The core educational curriculum of the Haifa Medical Program focuses on practical life skills whose application is given over by Torah-observant Jews who share how life skills play a role in their orthodox life and how these skills are relevant to lives of college students today.

    • The men and women joining the Haifa Medical jInternship Program this summer will have the opportunity to intern with Israeli companies, gain professional skills, and make lifetime friends.
    • As an added bonus to your internship, the Haifa Medical Program offers the opportunity to tap into your Jewish roots via classes and discussions from a traditional perspective. You’ll ease into Israel with 10 days of workshops, tours and Jewish identity development sessions in Jerusalem. After that, you will move into Haifa and deep dive into your internship four days a week, bonding with your group over Jewish/medical sessions and trips once a week.
    • “Onward’s JInternship was such an eye-opening experience for me! I did not grow up in an Orthodox family, so having exposure to more Orthodox mentors was really enlightening. With a once in a lifetime internship and peers from the same background as me, I feel like I got the best of both worlds!”- Mindy Frishman, University of Florida

    Intern four days a week alongside Israeli peers and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society. Experience Israel through day trips, overnights, and seminars. Additional Jewish learning and group bonding takes place each week. In your free time, explore Israel’s amazing restaurants, cultural activities and nightlife with a cohort of other young adults.

     The program is run by Torah-observant staff and includes learning sessions based on traditional texts and wisdom.

    This Birthright Israel Onward- Masa program is operated through the philanthropic support of leading North American Foundations through the Birthright Israel Foundation, the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency, along with Olami. It is organized by jInternship. For more information about participating in a long-term Masa program after Birthright Israel Onward and the potential impact on future Masa grants, view our FAQ .

    Important Information

    Admission is rolling. Applications will close in the beginning of March or earlier if the program fills.

    Dates: June 3 – July 30, 2024

    Participants MUST be available to participate for the entire length of the program.

    Program Cost*: $649

    In addition, participants will be required to submit a $400 security deposit via cash or check upon arrival. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    The program cost includes housing, educational programming, program staff, basic medical insurance, and ground transportation within the city of residence.

    Participants are responsible for the cost of flights, food, and phone coverage.

    To learn about this and other Birthright Israel Onward program details, please visit our FAQ.

    *Participants are encouraged to purchase flights with a good refund policy or flight insurance. Birthright Israel Onward is not responsible for the cost of flights should the program be canceled. Note, participants will be given their expected address approximately two weeks before the program begins, if not earlier.

    *Scholarships to help offset the program cost may be available for those who need additional assistance and meet Onward’s eligibility criteria. For more information, contact Birthright Israel Onward or your local partner professional.

    Accommodations: Apartment, hostel, or dorm-style housing in Haifa, with the first 10 days in Jerusalem.

    The number of participants to an apartment or room is dependent on the size of the accommodations and number of participants on the program. Though Birthright Israel Onward housing can vary from program to program, all housing units meet Birthright Israel Onward standards. To learn more about this and other Birthright Israel Onward housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.

    Acceptance Criteria

    • Applicants between 18-35 years old and not currently enrolled in high school
    • Identify as Jewish. Please review the FAQ or contact the specific program staff for information related to this criteria
    • Applicants must NOT have spent 3 or more consecutive months in Israel after high school, or participated in a Birthright Israel Onward program or any other mid-term or long-term educational program in Israel.
    • Must meet Masa Israel Journey Eligibility criteria (click here to review), including not having received Masa funding towards participation on a previous program.
    • Fluent in English
    • Have a valid Passport for at least 6 months after the program end date

    Please note: If you wish to participate in a 10-day Birthright Israel trip, consider doing so prior to an Onward program. You will not be able to participate on a Birthright Israel trip after participating on Onward.

    Sample Internships:

    Intern at a major hospital in the beautiful city of Haifa, gaining hands-on experience in healthcare and patient care. In this unique program, you will have the opportunity to choose a specific medical field of interest and work directly with a doctor in that specialty.

    Join a groundbreaking neuroscience research team and explore the complexities of the human brain. Contribute to studies that deepen our understanding of cognition, behavior, and neurological disorders.

    Intern with a leading physical therapy research center and be part of innovative studies aimed at improving the lives of individuals through enhanced mobility and rehabilitation techniques.

    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 STEM, Finance, Law, and Medicine please click here for some important information regarding placements: 

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