Ohr Somayach jInternship
Are you a Jewish university student looking for an amazing international experience that will boost your resume? Join us for 8 weeks of internship, touring Israel, tapping into your Judaism and more!
Interns can build their resumes through personalized, high-level internships in the field of their choice. Join other college students during an 8-week immersive experience living, working and traveling in modern day Israel.
This program is for men only.
This Onward Israel – Masa program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, the Birthright Israel Foundation and Masa Israel Journey. For more information about participating in a longer term Masa program after Onward Israel and the potential impact of participating in Onward Israel on future Masa grants view our FAQ here.
Admission is rolling. Applications will close April 5 or earlier if the program fills. Apply now!
June 12 – August 7, 2023
Participants MUST be available to participate for the entire length of the program.
$399 (excludes airfare)
The program cost includes housing, educational programming, program staff, medical insurance, partial laundry provisions, and ground transportation within the city of residence. In addition, participants will be required to submit a security deposit in cash upon arrival in Israel or in advance via credit card. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program unless the student has missed programming or caused damage to the apartment.
All participants are responsible for the cost and arrangement of their own flights and spending money upon arrival in Israel (including for food). Participants should not purchase flights until approximately one month before the program begins and are encouraged to purchase flights with a good refund policy or flight insurance. Onward Israel is not responsible for the cost of flights should the program be canceled or shifted to be remote. Note, participants will be told approximately 6 weeks before the program begins their expected arrival and departure times.
Applicants participating in Birthright Israel trips ahead of an Onward Israel program must join their group on the first day of their Onward Israel program. Applicants will be responsible for their own accommodations if there is a gap between Birthright Israel and Onward Israel programs.
The actual cost of the Onward Israel program is much higher, and is subsidized up to 70% by Olami, Birthright Israel, private donors, and local Jewish communities and institutions.
Apartment, hostel, hotel, or dorm-style housing in Israel.
The number of participants to an apartment or room is dependent on the size of the accommodations and number of participants on the program. Though Onward Israel housing can vary from program to program, it generally meets basic Onward Israel standards. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.
-Applicants between 18-30 years old (or at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program)
-Are Jewish and have NOT spent 4 or more consecutive 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). Note, Alumni of Onward Israel programs (even if they are MASA eligible) are typically not eligible to participate on a second Onward Israel program. In some cases this might be possible (alumni can check with Onward Israel jInternship staff on a case by case basis), but program subsidies will be significantly lower and therefore the program fee will be higher.
-Fluent in English
-Have a valid passport (must be valid for at least 6 months after the program end date)
-Previous participation in Birthright Israel is encouraged but not required
-Onward Israel alumni are not eligible for Birthright Israel trips. If you wish to participate in a 7- or 10-day Birthright Israel trip, consider participating in a Birthright Israel trip prior to an Onward Israel program.
Please click here to review the application process. Note: there may be slight differences between programs.