• University of Delaware Hillel

    The University of Delaware Hillel offers Blue Hens the amazing opportunity to intern in Tel Aviv while enjoying the nightlife and experiencing Israeli culture firsthand.

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     Click here to be notified when applications open for summer 2021

    If health and safety conditions in Israel do not allow for the program to take place not, the program will shift to being entirely remote. The decision will be made by approximately two months before the program begins. 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.

    Build your resume through a high-level internship based on your skills, interests and future plans. Intern four to five days a week alongside Israeli peers, immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society, and make lifelong friends along the way. Experience Israel through Onward Israel’s exclusive day trips, overnights and seminars. In your free time, explore Tel Aviv’s incredible beaches, unparalleled foodie scene and exciting nightlife with a cohort of other UD students. When you return, look forward to reunions and reminiscing with your fellow participants.

    This Onward Israel – Masa program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, and Masa Israel Journey. It is organized by TBD. Participants on Onward Israel programs that are run in partnership with Masa 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.

    Important Information

    Admission is rolling. Applications will close in March or earlier if the program fills. Apply now!

    Dates
    TBD

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

    Note: There is a chance that health/safety conditions will require us to implement a 2 week quarantine upon arrival in Israel. There is also a chance that the program will shift to entirely remote if travel is restricted past a 2 week quarantine upon arrival. For more information, visit our FAQ responding to COVID-19.

    Program Cost
    $775*
    The program cost includes housing, medical insurance, a modest food stipend, and ground transportation. Participants will be required to submit a 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 of and arrangement of their own flights.  Participants should not purchase your flights until a decision has been made about the viability of the program. 

    *If this becomes a remote program, the program cost will change to reflect this shift in expenses. The program cost will then 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.

    Masa-eligible participants in programs which are part of the Onward/Masa partnership may qualify for additional scholarships. For more information, call Onward Israel or your local partner professional.

    Acceptance Criteria

    ~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
    ~Student at University of Delaware
    ~Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel is encouraged but not required

    Accommodations
    Apartment 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. 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.

    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
    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! 

    *In the event that the program needs to shift to be entirely remote, there could be additional limitations on the types of internship placements available. Participants will be asked to be flexible under these circumstances and Onward Israel is committed to making sure participants still have a professional and positive work experience.

    Remote Internship Opportunities
    In the event that the program is shifted to remote, participants would 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 activities. The type of work that participants would complete remotely might differ from what they would be doing in person. Additionally, some fields or internship types might not be available as hands-on work won’t be possible.

    For More Information Contact
    Cassie Perez at cperez@udel.edu


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