Tel Aviv Advance Summer Internship
Begin your internship remotely, from home or on the go, and continue to solidify your connections with 6 weeks on the ground in Israel!
The Onward Israel Advance program in Tel Aviv offers you the opportunity to develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship experience both virtually and in person. Develop your skills internationally and remotely and put your resume above the rest.
During the Remote portion, you will begin your on-boarding process and build relationships with your employer and colleagues. You will also have distance learning and engagement activities with the other participants on your program. You’ll have the flexibility to begin your summer adventure from home, school, or wherever you are and gain valuable skills in how best to work remotely.
While in Israel, you will 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 amazing culture, restaurants, beaches, and nightlife with a cohort of other young adults in the city of Tel Aviv.
This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists. Beginning in 2022, Onward Israel will merge with Birthright Israel and will operate as a division within Birthright Israel. It is organized by Sachlav.
If for public health or security related reasons the program cannot take place in Israel, Onward Israel will make efforts to conduct the program remotely. 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, within a week of the decision for the program to be conducted remotely. If a program is cancelled completely due to health or safety conditions in Israel, participants will receive a full refund of their program fee.
Before applying, please ensure you read our COVID-19 Response to understand current entry requirements and other important information. Please be aware as you review our COVID-19 Response page that your program is considered a non-MASA program.
Note, there is a chance that health/safety conditions will require us to implement a quarantine period upon arrival in Israel for some or all participants. There is also a chance that the program will shift to entirely remote if travel is further restricted. For more information, visit our FAQ responding to COVID-19 and our webpage.
Admission is rolling. Applications will close in March or earlier if the program fills.
Remote portion: Sunday, May 15 – Thursday, June 9, 2022 (4 weeks)
Israel portion: Wednesday, June 15 – Tuesday, July 26, 2022 (6 weeks)
You MUST be available to participate for the entire length of the program.
The program cost includes housing, medical insurance, a modest food stipend, and ground transportation. Participants will be required to submit a $200 security deposit in cash upon arrival in Israel or in advance via credit card. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.
All participants are responsible for the cost and arrangement of their own flights. Participants should not purchase flights until approximately one month before the program start date. Participants are encouraged to purchase flights with a good refund/change policy & flight insurance. Onward Israel is not responsible for the cost of flights/flight changes should the program need to be cancelled or shifted to remote.
*If the program becomes entirely remote, the program cost will be $150.
The actual cost of the Onward Israel program is much higher, and is subsidized up to 70% by Onward Israel, private donors, and local Jewish communities and institutions.
For More Information
Please contact: Rebecca Bonder at RebeccaB@onwardisrael.org
– Applicants between 19-30 years old and not currently enrolled in high school
– Must meet MASA eligibility – 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 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 staff on a case by case basis), but program subsidies will be significantly lover and therefor the program fee will be significantly higher
– Fluent in English
– Have a valid passport (passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the program end date)
– Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel is encouraged but not required
Israel portion: Dorm-style housing in Tel Aviv.
Remote portion: Home, school, wherever you are based. We will be going over best practices for remote work as the program approaches.
The number of participants to a dorm 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.
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Applicants interested in internships in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, Law and Medicine please click here for some important information regarding placements:
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!
Remote Internship Opportunities: Participants will 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 and education activities. Note that there would be a shift in the type of work conducted after transitioning from in person to remote work. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as even within a specific field, the nature of your work will change throughout the program.