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    Intern 4-5 days a week, and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society through the Israel Seminar Days, group activities, with a cohort of other young adults from New York City, a weekend seminar with participants from other Onward Israel programs and more. The Israel seminar days will include visits to local NGOs and explorations of contemporary Israeli culture, environment, and politics.

    During your free time, explore Tel Aviv’s exciting nightlife, beaches, foodie scene and culture. Enjoy a weekend with peers from around the world at an Onward Israel breakout seminar and explore all that Israel has to offer on free weekends.

    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.

    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 April 2021. 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.

    Dates

    Track 1: Wednesday, June 2 – Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    Track 2: Wednesday, June 9 – Tuesday, August 3, 2021
    Track 3: Wednesday June 16 – Tuesday, August 10, 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. For more information, visit our FAQ responding to COVID-19

    Program 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 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. 

    Additional scholarships are available on a limited basis for those who require financial assistance. For more information, please contact Eliana Rohrig or your local partner professional.

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

    Acceptance Criteria

    – This program is open only to students enrolled at a university/college located in the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, or Westchester.

    – 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.

    Accommodations

    Apartments or dorm-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.

    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.

    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
    Contact: Eliana Rohrig at ElianaR@onwardisrael.org


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