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    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!


    Due to high demand, applications for this program are closed for Summer 2018. Please click here to view our other programs. 

    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.

    This highly subsidized 8-week professional internship program allows Jewish college students attending Miami area universities to live in Tel Aviv, intern in a field of their choice gaining valuable professional experience, and explore Israel. Students will have opportunities to learn about the Miami community’s investment in Israel, and learn how to create Israel engagement when they return to Miami.


    -Pre-summer orientation programming in Miami
    -Post-summer programming in Miami
    -Housing and internship in Tel Aviv
    -Internship placements 4-5 days per week
    -Three Israel seminars consisting of interactive programming, site visits, encounters with Israelis, and experiential activities
    -A visit to Miami’s Partnership community of Yerucham in the Negev
    -Retreat weekend with other Onward Israel participants
    -Volunteer opportunity

    Important Information

    June 4 – July 29, 2018

    Application Deadline
    March 15, 2018, or earlier if the program fills

    $600 includes: Full board (3 meals a day), lodging, insurance, transportation and program costs. Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights to and from 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. Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights.

    Participants will be required to submit a $250 refundable participation and security deposit in cash upon arrival in Israel.

    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.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, Masa Israel Journey, and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. It is organized by Young Judaea.

    Participants on Onward Israel programs that are run in partnership with Masa may return to Israel on long-term Masa programs after Onward Israel although the size of any potential scholarship may be influenced by prior participation on Onward Israel. For details please contact Masa Israel Journey directly.

    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.

    Centrally located, modern, shared apartments in Tel Aviv.

    While meeting common standards, Onward Israel housing differs by program. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.

    Application Timeline:

    Fall info sessions at your campus Hillel
    Applications open mid-November 2017
    Interview with a campus Hillel Israel Fellow
    Group Interview January or February 2018 at a campus Hillel
    Spring – Interview with internship coordinator
    If accepted, internship placement in Israel by May 2018
    Go to Israel this summer!

    For More Information

    FIU Hillel: Michal Hertzmann: michal.hillelfiu@gmail.com; 305-458-0647
    University of Miami Hillel: Tara Levy: tara@miamihillel.org; 305-284-1800
    Other Miami-Dade Schools: Flo Akselrad: fakselrad@gmjf.org; 786-866-8498

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible