• New York

    Build your resume through a high-level internship based on your skills, interests and future plans.

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    Applications for Onward Israel New York 2020 are closed. Click here to be notified when they open for summer 2021

    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.

    If health and safety conditions allow. If not, the program will shift to being entirely remote. The decision will be made approximately two months before the program’s start date. 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

    Track 1: Wednesday, June 2 – Tuesday, July 27, 2021 *Tentative*
    Track 2: Wednesday, June 9 – Tuesday, August 3, 2021 *Tentative*
    Track 3: Wednesday June 16 – Tuesday, August 10, 2021 *Tentative*

    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.

    Program Cost
    $600
    Program cost includes housing, insurance, modest food stipend, ground transportation and program costs.

    All participants are responsible for cost of and arranging their own flights.

    Participants will be required to submit $250 cash upon arrival as a participation and security deposit.  Deposits 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.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    Acceptance Criteria

    Applicants must be enrolled at a university/college located in the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, or Westchester.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    For More Information
    Contact: Eliana Rohrig at ElianaR@onwardisrael.org


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