• Winter Internship in Tel Aviv

    Escape the winter in Israel! Onward Israel’s Winter Internship 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 have 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.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, the Government of Israel, and Masa Israel Journey. 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 at masainfo@masaisrael.org. This program is organized by Tlalim. 

    If for public health or security related reasons the program cannot take place in Israel, Onward Israel will make efforts to conduct the program remotely. Please note, if this happens, it will affect the types of internships available. Participants who do not wish to participate in an entirely remote program will be permitted to withdraw and receive a full refund for their program fee, within a week of the decision for the program to be conducted remotely. If a program is canceled completely due to health or safety conditions in Israel, participants will receive a full refund of their program fee. 

    Important Information

    Before applying, please ensure you read our COVID-19 Response to understand the current entry requirements and important information. Please be aware as you review our COVID-19 Response page that your program is considered a MASA program. 

    Note, there is a chance that health/safety conditions will require us to implement a quarantine period upon arrival in Israel for some or all participants. There is also a chance that the program will shift to entirely remote if travel is further restricted. For more information, visit our FAQ responding to COVID-19 and our webpage.

    Admission is rolling. Applications will close October 19th or earlier if the program fills. Apply now!

    December 28, 2022- February 21, 2023

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

    $650 USD*

    The program cost includes housing, medical insurance, and ground transportation. Participants will be required to submit a $300USD 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.  Participants should not purchase flights until approximately one month before the program start date. Participants are encouraged to purchase flights with a good refund/change policy & flight insurance. Onward Israel is not responsible for the cost of flights/flight changes should the program need to be canceled or shifted to remote.

    Applicants participating in Birthright Israel trips ahead of an Onward Israel program must join their group on the first day of their Onward Israel program. Applicants will be responsible for their own accommodations if there is a gap between Birthright Israel and Onward Israel programs. 

    *If the program becomes entirely remote, the program cost would then be changed to $150USD

    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.

    For More Information
    Please contact Madison Dore at madisond@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)*

    *Note, Alumni of Onward Israel programs (even if they are MASA eligible) are typically not eligible to participate on a second Onward Israel program. In some cases this might be possible (alumni can check with Onward Israel staff on a case by case basis), but program subsidies will be significantly lower and therefore the program fee will be significantly higher

    – 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

    – Prior internship/professional experience related to the field strongly encouraged

    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. Housing for Onward Israel’s Winter Internship in Tel Aviv program is only available from December 28, 2022- February 21, 2023.

    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!

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