• Tel Aviv Advance Pro Summer Internship

    The 12-week internship program that combines an in-person and remote mix.

    This program is designed specifically for 22-34 year-olds looking for the next step in their career journey. Prepare for your internship remotely for 4 weeks then hit the ground running with a high level internship in Israel for the following 8 weeks!

    Applications for this program have closed.

    This program is designed specifically for 22-34 year-olds looking for the next step in their career journey.  

    The Tel Aviv Advance Pro 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. 

    In Israel, intern four to five days a week alongside Israeli peers and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society. Experience Israel through Onward Israel’s day trips, overnights and seminars. In your free time, explore Israel’s amazing restaurants, beaches, and nightlife with a cohort of other young adults. 

    *Please visit our COVID-19 Response for the most up to date information regarding vaccination requirements and entry into Israel.* 

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between Birthright Israel, the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists. It is organized by Tlalim – Authentic Israel. 

    Important Information

    Remote portion: Monday, May 15- Sunday, June 11
    Israel portion: Wednesday, June 14 –Tuesday, August 8th  

    Participants must be available to participate for the entire length of the program. 

    If for public health or security related reasons the program cannot take place in Israel, Onward Israel will make efforts to conduct the program entirely remotely. Click here to review our FAQ, including information on remote programs regarding internships, programming and more.  

    Program Cost:

    The program cost includes housing, an educational program, program staff, medical insurance, partial laundry provisions, and ground transportation within the city of residence for the in-person portion. In addition, participants will be required to submit a $400 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 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 cancelled or shifted to be fully remote. Note, participants will be told approximately a month or two 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 Onward Israel, private donors, and local Jewish communities and institutions. 

    Acceptance Criteria

    – Applicants between 22-34 years old 
    – 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 (this includes semester abroad, gap year, or any other MASA or Onward Israel program)
    – Must meet Masa Israel Journey Eligibility criteria (click here to review), including not having received Masa funding towards participation on a previous program. Note, Alumni of Onward Israel and Masa Israel Journey programs are typically not eligible to participate on a second Onward Israel program. In a small number of cases it might be possible for alumni of both initiatives and those who do not meet Masa Israel Journey criteria to participate (individuals can check with Onward Israel 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
    *Note, 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 could be slight differences between programs. 

    Accommodations During the In-Person Portion of the Program
    Apartment, hostel, 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 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. 

    Sample Internships Sample Internships
    – Marketing internship at tourism company
    – Programming internship at a start-up
    – Business Dev internship with consulting firm
    – Research assistant at local university
    – Advocacy internship at local non profit 

    Applicants interested in internships in the fields of Engineering, STEM, Green Energy, 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 during the program. Participants are expected to 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 inperson to remote work. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as your work will change throughout the program even within a specific field. 

    For More Information
    Lena Kushnir at LenaKu@onwardisrael.org