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    Build your resume through an exciting and enriching internship based on your skills and interests.


    *Please visit our Pre-Registration page to be notified when this Onward Israel program will open for registration*

    Spend your summer interning 4-5 days a week while immersing yourself in contemporary Israeli society. In addition to living and working in Tel Aviv, you will experience tour  days, a weekend seminar and group activities with a cohort of other young adults.In your free time, you will have the opportunity to explore Israel’s amazing nightlife, culture, and rich history.

    Discover all that Israel has to offer while connecting with your peers. We hope to see you in Israel this summer!

    This Onward Israel – Masa program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations, the UJA Federation, other leading philanthropists, the Government of Israel, and Masa Israel Journey. It is organized by Destination Israel.

    Participants on Onward Israel – Masa programs 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 at masainfo@masaisrael.org.

    Important Information

    If health and safety conditions in Israel do not allow for the program to take place on the ground, the program will shift to being entirely remote. The decision will be made by TBD. 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.

    Before you apply, click the button below to read important information related to COVID-19 preparedness.

    Admission is rolling. Applications will close in April or earlier if the program fills. 


    *Please visit our Pre-Registration page to be notified when this Onward Israel program will open for registration*

    Track 1: Wednesday, June 1 – Tuesday, July 26, 2022
    Track 2: Wednesday, June 8 – Tuesday, August 2, 2022 
    Track 3: Wednesday June 15 – Tuesday, August 9, 2022

    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. For more information, visit our FAQ responding to COVID-19

    Program Cost

    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 upon arrival in Israel. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

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

    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.

    *If the program becomes entirely remote, the program cost will be $150.

    Acceptance Criteria

    This program is intended for students enrolled in a university in New York City, Westchester, and Long Island and natives with a permanent NY address

    – Applicants must have been to Israel before on Birthright or a similar short-term trip

    – 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)

    – Must be fluent in English.


    Apart-Hotel style housing in the Tel Aviv area.

    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.

    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!

    For More Information

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

    Contact: Alyssa Glucksman at AlyssaG@onwardisrael.org

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible