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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!

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    Applications for Onward Israel Miami 2020 are closed. Click here to be notified when applications open for Summer 2021.

    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 fields such as the 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 Onward Israel – Masa program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, and Masa Israel Journey. 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.

    Important Information: Admission is rolling. Applications will close in March or earlier if the program fills. Apply now!

    If health and safety conditions allow. If not, the program will shift to being entirely remote. The decision will be made by April 2021. Please note, if this happens, it will affect the types of internships available. Participants who do not wish to participate on an entirely remote program will be permitted to withdraw and receive a full refund for their program fee.

    Important Information

    Dates
    June 02 – July 27, 2021

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

    Note, there is a chance that health/safety conditions will require us to implement a 2 week quarantine upon arrival in Israel. There is also a chance that the program will shift to entirely remote if travel is restricted past a 2 week quarantine upon arrival. For more information, visit our FAQ responding to COVID-19.

    Cost
    $600*

    The program cost includes housing, medical insurance, a modest food stipend, and ground transportation. Participants will be required to submit a $300 security deposit in cash or check upon arrival in Israel. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    All participants are responsible for the cost of and arrangement of their own flights.  Participants should not purchase your flights until a decision has been made about the viability of the program. 

    *If this becomes a remote program, the program cost will change to reflect this shift in expenses. The program cost will then be $150.

    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.

    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. 

    Accommodations: Apartment or dorm-style housing in Tel Aviv.

    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 and within each program. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.

    Additional scholarships for those who require additional financial assistance are available on a limited basis. 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.

    Contact

    Hillel at FIU: Anni Lupu: Anni@hillelfiu.org; 305-492-9033

    University of Miami Hillel: Rachel Sasiene: rachel@miamihillel.org; 305-284-9236

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

    Acceptance Criteria

    • Applicants between 19-27 years old (or at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program)
    • Must meet MASA eligibility – identify as Jewish and have NOT spent 3 or more 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)
    • Fluent in English
    • Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel is encouraged but not required 
    • Students must be a college student attending a Miami-Dade County college or university with a permanent Miami-Dade address or living on campus. 
    • Preference is given to: Students who are Miami natives – whose home community and permanent residence is in Miami. 
    • Underclassmen who will return to their Miami campus and community after the program

     

    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! 

    *In the event that the program needs to shift to be entirely remote, there could be additional limitations on the types of internship placements available. Participants will be asked to be flexible under these circumstances and Onward Israel is committed to making sure participants still have a professional and positive work experience.

    Remote Internship Opportunities

    In the event that the program is shifted to remote, participants would be paired with an Israeli company or organization and assigned work projects to complete over the course of the program. It is expected that participants complete their work projects during the designated dates of the program and fully participate in all required enrichment activities. The type of work that participants would complete remotely might differ from what they would be doing in person. Additionally, some fields or internship types might not be available as hands-on work won’t be possible.

    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. The partner of this program is The Greater Miami Jewish Federation. It is organized by Tlalim.

     


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