South Palm Beach
Have you been on Taglit-Birthright Israel or a teen summer program in Israel? Got a taste of Israel? Now it's time to go back with SPBC Birthright Israel Onward. Join our 8-week internship program in Tel Aviv.
Live, Learn, and Work in Tel Aviv
- LIVE and immerse yourself in Israeli culture. Experience Tel Aviv’s vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches, culture, and so much more!
- LEARN about important issues facing Israel today.
- WORK in a variety of fields based on your skills, interests, and future plans.
This highly subsidized 8-week professional internship program allows Jewish young adults from our South Palm Beach community to live, intern, and connect in Tel Aviv, Israel. Beginning with an in-person pre-departure orientation and throughout the duration of the 8-week program, our cohort will have an opportunity to build meaningful relationships with one-another, our local community, and with Israel. In addition to a series of Israel seminar days offered throughout the summer, the program includes exciting evening activities, weekend retreats, and a special home-hospitality shabbaton experience in our partnership community, Zichron Yaakov.
This Birthright Israel Onward– Masa program is operated through the philanthropic support of leading North American Foundations through the Birthright Israel Foundation, the Government of Israel, and the Jewish Agency, along with South Palm Beach Federation. It is organized by Destination Israel. For more information about participating in a long-term Masa program after Birthright Israel Onward and the potential impact on future Masa grants, view our FAQ here.
Admission is rolling. Applications will close in the beginning of March or earlier if the program fills.
Dates: Wednesday, June 5 – Tuesday, July 30, 2024
Participants MUST be available to participate for the entire length of the program.
Program Cost: $999*
In addition, participants will be required to submit a $400 security deposit in advance via credit card. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.
The program cost includes housing, educational programming, program staff, basic medical insurance, and ground transportation within the city of residence.
Participants are responsible for the cost of flights, food, and phone coverage. To learn about this and other Birthright Israel Onward program details, please visit our FAQ.
*Participants are encouraged to purchase flights with a good refund policy or flight insurance. Birthright Israel Onward is not responsible for the cost of flights should the program be cancelled. Note, participants will be given their expected address approximately two weeks before the program begins, if not earlier.
*Scholarships to help offset the program cost may be available for those who need additional assistance and meet Onward’s eligibility criteria. For more information, contact Birthright Israel Onward or your local partner professional.
Apartment, hostel, hotel, or dorm-style housing in Tel Aviv.
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 Birthright Israel Onward housing can vary from program to program, all housing units meet Birthright Israel Onward standards. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.
- Applicants must go to school in, and/or have a permanent address* in the Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach area
- Applicants between 18-30 years old and not currently enrolled in high school
- Must be Jewish (please refer to our FAQ for more information)
- Applicants must NOT have spent 3 or more consecutive months in Israel after high school, or participated in a Birthright Israel Onward program or any other mid-term or long-term educational program in Israel.
- Must meet Masa Israel Journey Eligibility criteria (click here to review), including not having received Masa funding towards participation on a previous program
- Fluent in English
- Have a valid Passport for at least 6 months after the program end date
Please note: If you wish to participate in a 10-day Birthright Israel trip, consider doing so prior to an Onward program. You will not be able to participate on Birthright Israel trip after participating on Onward.
*In order to qualify under “Permanent Address,” students must live at the address while not in school. Please note: Grandparent, extended family, or family-friend addresses do not qualify. Proof of address will be required.
Please click here to review the application process.
In the past, South Palm Beach Onward participants have interned in a variety of fields from business, high-tech, nonprofit, education and more! Our internship placement coordinator works one-on-one with each of the participants to find the best possible internship based on their individual goals.
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 to find the best placement!
Applicants interested in internships in the fields of STEM, Finance, Law, and Medicine please click here for some important information regarding placements:
Planning Associate, Planning & Allocations
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach
Organizations That Make This Program Possible
Read what some of our 2022 participants had to say about their amazing Onward experiences!