Social Justice & Community Services
Israel is a melting pot of several different cultures, peoples, religions and backgrounds. Explore the dynamics of these groups in an internship focused on multiculturalism, identity, community, and diversity in Haifa. Participants will be placed in a variety of positions including NGOs, community centers, municipalities and non-profit organizations.
Onward Israel Theme-based programs are designed for applicants with a specific interest in working and exploring Israel through a topical lens. Intern four to five days a week alongside Israeli peers and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society. Experience Israel through Onward Israel’s exclusive day trips, overnights and seminars. In your free time, explore Haifa’s amazing restaurants, beaches, and nightlife with a cohort of other Jewish young adults.
Preference will be given to applicants who are not eligible for a community or national partner based Onward Israel program.
This Onward Israel – Masa program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, the Government of Israel, and Masa Israel Journey. It is organized by Yahel. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission is rolling. Applications will close in April or earlier if the program fills.
Wednesday, June 17 – Tuesday, August 11, 2020
You MUST be available to participate for the entire length of the program.
All participants are responsible for the cost and arrangement of their own flights. The program cost includes housing, medical insurance, modest food stipend, and ground transportation. Participants will be required to submit a $250 security deposit in cash upon arrival in Israel. 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.
~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)
~Fluent in English
~Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel is encouraged but not required
Apartment or dorm-style housing in Haifa. 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 and within each program. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.
For More Information Contact
Sydney Katz at SydneyK@onwardisrael.org
~Community projects working with Arab and Jewish communities
~Youth Programs internship with non profit organizations
~Young leader initiatives working with refugees
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!