• Winter Advance Internship

    Looking for professional development this winter break!? The Winter Advance Program is designed to get you to Israel during winter break and back on campus before the start of spring semester to continue interning remotely and build on the network you made while abroad.

    You will get to explore and live in Israel like a local for the first four weeks of the program and then take your newfound connections and skills beyond your time on the ground by continuing to intern remotely for the following four weeks of the program. Set yourself apart from your peers, gain valuable internship experience, and immerse yourself in everything Israel has to offer. Build your resume through a high-level internship along with unforgettable and exclusive day trips, enrichment activities, and connections that will last beyond your time in Israel.


    Applications for this program have closed.

    The Onward Israel Advance program offers you the opportunity to develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship experience while providing you the flexibility to continue the connection from home.

    While in Israel, you will intern four to five days a week alongside Israeli peers and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society. You will have the opportunity to experience Israel through Onward Israel’s exclusive day trips, overnights, and seminars. Additionally, in your free time you’ll have the opportunity to explore Tel Aviv’s amazing restaurants, beaches, and nightlife with a cohort of other young adults.

    During the Remote portion, you will continue working with your employer on designated projects and tasks. The connection with your cohort will be maintained and enhanced through distance learning and remote enrichment activities. You have the flexibility to end your winter adventure from home, school, or wherever you return to and gain valuable skills for how best to work remotely.

    There is a chance that health and safety conditions will require us to implement a quarantine period of up to two weeks upon arrival in Israel. If this is the case, Onward Israel will make efforts to transition this program to entirely remote. 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. If the program is canceled due to health and safety conditions in Israel without a remote option, participants will receive a full refund of their program fee. For more information, visit our FAQ responding to COVID-19.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists. It is organized by Destination Israel.

    Important Information

    Before you apply, click the button below to read important information related to COVID-19 preparedness. Note, if a two week quarantine is required upon arrival in Israel, this program will transition to fully remote – this decision will be made on November 1st. 

    Israel Portion: Monday, December 19, 2022 – Sunday, January 15, 2023 (4 Weeks)

    Remote Portion: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 – Tuesday, February 14, 2023 (4 Weeks)

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

    Program Cost

    The program cost includes housing, medical insurance, Wolt welcome gift card, and ground transportation. Participants will be required to submit a $200 security deposit. The security deposit can either be paid in advance via credit card or in cash upon arrival in Israel. 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.

    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.

    *If the program becomes entirely remote, the program cost will be $100.

    For More Information
    Please contact: Ally Cohen at AlyssaC@onwardisrael.org

    Acceptance Criteria

    – Applicants between 19-30 years old (or at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program)

    – 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 or Onward Israel program)

    – Fluent in English

    – 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: Apartment, hotel/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. 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.

    Remote Portion: Home, school, wherever you are based.

    Sample Internships
    – Marketing internship with local NGO or Nonprofit

    – Programming internship at a growing tech start-up

    – Business Development internship with a media company

    – Research assistant at a local university laboratory

    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.

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible