• Winter Internship

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


    This tailor-made internship program places you in a workplace based on your skills, interests and future plans. In addition, each week features a day devoted to learning about Israeli society, economy, technology and more, plus one weekend retreat with other Onward Israel participants from North America. In your free time, explore Tel Aviv’s exciting nightlife, beaches, foodie scene and culture.

    Participants on Onward Israel programs that are run in partnership with Masa 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.

    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.

    Applications for this program are now closed.

    Important Information


    January 9 – March 5, 2019


    Apartments 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 program and even within a program. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.



    Cost includes a modest food stipend, lodging, insurance, local transportation and program costs.

    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.

    Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights.

    Participants will be required to submit a $250 credit card authorization as a participation and security deposit upon arrival in Israel.

    Acceptance Criteria

    This program is open to young adults, college and post-college, from 19-27 years of age (or at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program) who 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

    Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel is encouraged for any eligible applicants.

    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

    Research in a lab

    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!

    For More Information

    If you have questions about your eligibility or for more information about these programs in general, please contact Inquiries@onwardisrael.org or call (212) 339-6941.

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible