• Central Florida Hillel

    Have you been to Israel before? Got a taste and now you want more? With Onward Israel you develop your professional future and build your resume with a high-level internship. Through Onward Israel, not only will you learn to live abroad, but you will expand your horizons in an internship in the field of your choice in Tel Aviv. 

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    These internships will help students gain immense knowledge of how to work in the real world, and balance work and personal life. Students will also create long lasting friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

    Learn about Israeli society, economy, technology and more through programming opportunities exclusively designed for the Central Florida program, a weekend retreat with other Onward Israel participants from North America and around the world, evening activities and more.

    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 Hillel International and Central Florida Hillel. It is organized by IGT. 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.

     

    Important Information

    Admission is rolling. Applications will close in the beginning of March or earlier if the program fills.

    Dates
    Dates For Summer 2024 TBD

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

    Cost: $999*

    In addition, participants will be required to submit a $400 security deposit via Zelle or check in advance. 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 advised to 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. 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. 

    Accommodations

    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.

    Acceptance Criteria

    •  Applicants  who are students attending at the University of Central Florida, Rollins, Valencia or Stetson, with preference given to underclassmen
    • Applicants between 18-35 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.

    Please click here to review the application process. 

     Sample Internships
    ~Social Media and outreach internship with local NGO or non-profit
    ~Business Development internship with social media start-up
    ~Event coordination and promotion intern for management company
    ~Public Relations internship with a museum

    Applicants interested in internships in the fields of STEM, Finance, Law, and Medicine please click here for some important information regarding placements: 

    For More Information Contact:
    Alyssa Shears, Alyssa.Shears@centralfloridahillel.org


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