• Miami

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have unfortunately chosen to cancel this Onward Israel program for summer 2020. To receive information for the summer 2021 season, please visit www.onwardisrael.org/prereg.

    Have you spent time on a program in Israel? Now it's time to go back with Onward Israel. Eight-week internship, room and board, shared apartment in Tel Aviv – only $600 plus airfare. Amazing!


    Applications for Onward Israel Miami 2020 are closed.

    Live, Work, Learn in Tel Aviv
    Develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship with Israeli peers.

    LIVE and immerse yourself in Israeli culture. Experience Tel Aviv’s vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches, culture, and so much more!

    WORK in such fields of arts, business, finance, communications, nonprofits, high-tech, and more based on your skills, interests, and future plans.

    LEARN about important issues facing Israel today.

    The Miami internship is a highly-subsidized program. There is a strong demand for the program and space is limited. If chosen, you will be expected to fulfill certain responsibilities. Full participation in the program is required. Full participation includes all educational programming, such as Tour Days, Shabbatonim, visits to Miami’s partnership city of Yerucham, occasional evening programs and more. Failure to comply with these educational programming requirements may result in dismissal from the program and return to Miami at your own cost.

    Important Information

    May 25 – July 19, 2020

    Program cost includes housing, insurance, modest food stipend, ground transportation and program costs.

    All participants are responsible for the cost of and arranging their own flights and additional spending money.

    Participants will be required to submit a $250 participation and security deposit in cash upon arrivalDeposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    The actual cost of the Onward Israel – Masa program is much higher, and is subsidized up to 70% by Onward Israel, private donors, Masa Israel Journey and local Jewish communities and institutions. Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights.

    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 – Masa programs 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 at masainfo@masaisrael.org.

    *Before applying to Onward Israel, applicants should read through this full program page and the Onward Israel FAQ to understand program requirements and expectations, provisions (such as details regarding housing, educational commitment, etc.) and other important programmatic details.

    Acceptance Criteria

    Must be a college student (19-27 years old) attending a Miami-Dade college or university (with a permanent Miami-Dade address or living on campus).

    Preference given to:
    -Underclassmen who will return to their Miami campus and community after the program
    -Students that have had one previous short-term Israel experience such as Birthright or a teen travel program are preferred.

     Students must have been to Israel before on Birthright or a similar short-term trip.  Students that have spent more than three months living, participating on an organized trip, or gap year are ineligible.


    This summer, participants will live in brand new apartment-style dorms on the Tel Aviv University campus in Ramat Aviv, an upscale neighborhood of Tel Aviv, in the same complex as other Onward Israel participants and Israeli students.  Ramat Aviv is where former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir lived for the last years of her life, and today boasts both the famous Museum of the Jewish People as well as one of Israel’s fanciest shopping malls.  It is approximately a 20 minute bus ride (with no traffic) from the center of Tel Aviv, and a short ride to the beach and the “Namal” port where the hottest clubs are found.


    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.

    This Onward Israel-Masa program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, The Jewish Agency for Israel, the Government of Israel, and Masa Israel Journey.  It is organized by Young Judaea.

    Hillel at FIU: Matt Mester: matt.mester@hillelfiu.org; 954-649-3044

    University of Miami Hillel: Rachel Sasiene: rachel@miamihillel.org; 305.284.9236

    Other Miami-Dade Schools: Bonnie Dawson: bdawson@gmjf.org; 786-866-8498


    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 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!

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