• Winter Internship in Tel Aviv

    Escape the winter in Israel! Onward Israel is an immersive internship program offering resume building internship opportunities in a wide variety of companies and organizations in Tel Aviv. Develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship in the field of your choice.


    Applications for this program are now closed.

    Live like a local and experience a new work environment while gaining valuable skills and connections. The Onward Israel Winter Internship program in Tel Aviv offers you the opportunity to develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship experience for 8 weeks.

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

    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. Participants who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19 may be able to take a serological test in order to reduce their quarantine period. If health and safety conditions do not allow for the program to take place in Israel, Onward Israel will make efforts to conduct the program remotely. 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 cancelled 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, and Masa Israel Journey. It is organized by Sachlav. 

    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

    Before you apply, click the button below to read important information related to COVID-19 preparedness.


    Wednesday, January 5 – Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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

    Program Cost

    The program cost includes housing, medical insurance, modest food stipend, and ground transportation. Participants will be required to submit a $250 security deposit. The security deposit must be paid in cash (USD) 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 would then be changed to $100 to reflect this shift in expenses.

    For More Information
    Please contact: Rebecca Bonder at RebeccaB@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 – 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

    – 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

    Sample Internships

    – Analyst internship at management company

    –  Communications internship at a PR firm

    – Business Development internship with a start-up

    – Research assistant at a local university laboratory

    – Marketing internship at a media agency

    – Advocacy internship at a local Non-Profit/NGO

    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!

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible