• Medical Simulations and Ethics Program

    Are you a Jewish university student looking for an amazing international medical experience that will boost your resume? Join us for 5 weeks of medical simulations, medical ethics, standard and medical touring of Israel, exploring the connection between medicine and Judaism and more!


    Interns can uniquely build their resumes via this unique and creative medical simulations program. Join other college students during an 5-week immersive experience living, working and traveling in modern day Israel. Simulation topics will include military medicine, disaster relief and emergency medicine. Industry leaders in these areas will be joining to share their experiences and knowledge-base with the participants.

    For More Information Contact: aviva@jinternship.com

    Important Information

    Admission is rolling. Applications will close April 5 or earlier if the program fills. Apply now!

    June 14 – July 18, 2023

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

    Program Cost
    $800 (excludes airfare)

    The program cost includes housing, educational programming, program staff, medical insurance, partial laundry provisions, and ground transportation within the city of residence. In addition, participants will be required to submit a security deposit in cash upon arrival in Israel or in advance via credit card. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program unless the student has missed programming or caused damage to the apartment. 

    All participants are responsible for the cost and arrangement of their own flights and spending money upon arrival in Israel (including for food). Participants should not purchase flights until approximately one month before the program begins and are encouraged to purchase flights with a good refund policy or flight insurance. Onward Israel is not responsible for the cost of flights should the program be canceled or shifted to be remote. Note, participants will be told approximately 6 weeks before the program begins their expected arrival and departure times.

    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.

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

    Apartment, hostel, hotel, or dorm-style housing 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 Onward Israel housing can vary from program to program, it generally meets basic Onward Israel standards. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.

    Acceptance Criteria
    -Applicants between 18-30 years old (or at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program)
    -Are Jewish and have NOT spent 4 or more consecutive 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). Note, Alumni of Onward Israel programs (even if they are MASA eligible) are typically not eligible to participate on a second Onward Israel program. In some cases this might be possible (alumni can check with Onward Israel jInternship staff on a case by case basis), but program subsidies will be significantly lower and therefore the program fee will be higher.
    -Fluent in English
    -Have a valid passport (must be valid for at least 6 months after the program end date)
    -Previous participation in Birthright Israel is encouraged but not required
    -Onward Israel alumni are not eligible for Birthright Israel trips. If you wish to participate in a 7- or 10-day Birthright Israel trip, consider participating in a Birthright Israel trip prior to an Onward Israel program.

    Please click here to review the application process. Note: there may be slight differences between programs.

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