Vanderbilt Hillel Onward Israel Experience is an immersive internship program offering resume building placements in a wide variety of opportunities in the greater Tel Aviv Area.
Build your resume through a high-level internship based on your skills, interests and future plans. Intern 4-5 days a week, and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society through the Israel Now Days, group activities, with a cohort of Vanderbilt University students and friends, a weekend seminar with participants from other Onward Israel programs and more. The Israel Now days will include visits to local NGOs and explorations of contemporary Israeli culture, environment, and politics.
Vanderbilt Hillel Onward Israel Experience also offers an exciting Jewish learning component with Pardes prior to the start of the program. Learn more about this unique opportunity during the interview process.
During your free time, explore Tel Aviv’s exciting nightlife, beaches, foodie scene and culture. Enjoy a weekend with peers from around the world at an Onward Israel breakout seminar and explore all that Israel has to offer on free weekends.
June 1 – July 26, 2020
Program cost includes housing, insurance, modest food stipend, ground transportation and program costs.
All participants are responsible for cost of and arranging their own flights and additional spending money.
Participants will be required to submit a $300 participation and security deposit in cash upon arrival. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.
The actual cost of the Onward Israel – Masa program is much higher, and is subsidized up to 70% by Onward Israel, private donors, Masa Israel Journey, and local Jewish communities and institutions. Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights.
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.
Participants on Onward Israel – Masa programs may return to Israel on long-term Masa programs after Onward Israel. They may also be eligible for additional scholarships from Masa to help fund their participation, although the size of that scholarship may be influenced by prior participation on Onward Israel. For details, please contact Masa Israel Journey directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Before applying to Onward Israel, applicants should read through this full program page and the Onward Israel FAQ to understand program requirements and expectations, provisions (such as details regarding housing, educational commitment, etc.) and other important programmatic details.
Sara Seidman, at email@example.com, for more information.
Applicants must be a student or young adult studying at a higher education campus in Nashville / Middle Tennessee.
Students must have been to Israel before on Birthright or a similar short-term trip (this includes Vanderbilt Hillel’s 2020 summer Birthright trip). Students that have spent more than three months living, participating on an organized trip, or gap year MAY BE ineligible.
Apartments or dorm-style housing in the Tel Aviv area.
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 program and even within a program. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.
This Onward Israel – Masa program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, the Government of Israel, The Jewish Agency for Israel and Masa Israel Journey. It is organized by Israel Experience.
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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!