• North Carolina Hillel

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have unfortunately chosen to cancel this Onward Israel program for summer 2020. To receive information for the summer 2021 season, please visit www.onwardisrael.org/prereg.

    Spend your summer in Tel Aviv with your friends from North Carolina!


    Applications for Onward Israel North Carolina Hillel 2020 are closed.

    Are you ready for a summer experience like none other?
    Join students from all over North Carolina for a once-in-a-lifetime program:

    • Live the life of an Israeli, living and working in Tel Aviv
    • Build your resume and gain work experience through a personalized, high-level internship in a field of your choice for 8 weeks.
    • Make and grow closer to friends while living together, traveling through Israel, sharing in Shabbat, and exploring one of Israel’s most advanced cities.
    • Learn about Israeli society, economy, technology and more through weekend retreats and seminars, Israel Now tour days, evening activities and group conversations and other immersive experiences.

    Develop your professional future, build your resume, explore your independance and spend the summer with your friends – apply today for Onward Israel!

    Important Information

    June 1 – July 26, 2o2o


    Program cost includes housing, insurance, a modest food stipend, ground transportation and program costs.

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

    Participants will be required to submit a $300 participation and security deposit in cash or check upon arrival. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    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.

    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.

    Acceptance Criteria

    This program is open to Jewish undergraduate students on the following North Carolina campuses:

    • UNC Chapel Hill
    • UNC Greensboro
    • North Carolina State University
    • Appalachian State University
    • Guilford College
    • East Carolina University
    • UNC Wilmington
    • UNC Asheville
    • UNC Charlotte

    -Preference is given to rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

    -This program is ideally for students who have had one previous short-term Israel experience – such as Birthright Israel or a teen travel program.

    Apartments or dorm-style shared 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.

    This Onward Israel – Masa program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, Masa Israel Journey, The Jewish Agency for Israel, the Government of Israel, North Carolina Hillel and Hillel International.  It is organized by Bina.

    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

    For More Information Contact Sarah Cohn at scohn@nchillel.org

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible