• Jonah E. – Remote Program, Summer 2020

    “Just like many other college students amidst the global pandemic, I was searching for companies and organizations that were still offering summer internships. When I heard that Onward Israel was transitioning to an online format, I knew that it would be a great opportunity for me to find a remote internship that I was passionate about. The company I worked for, Growing Smart, is an agricultural project development firm. It’s mission is to help clients grow their crops and businesses in the most efficient, economical, and sustainable ways. I serve as a general intern and work on a variety of projects both for Growing Smart and their subsidiary company, LinC, which provides consulting on projects in the cannabis industry. Throughout the program, I conducted market research on different companies and individuals in the agricultural industry, developed a comparative analysis for agricultural technologies and competitors in the field, edited and proofread writing materials, and helped on various other projects. Working on a variety of tasks, made the work very interesting and engaging. Not only did working at Growing-Smart allow me to grow as an individual, but it also gave me deep insight into the international agricultural sector and the professional field I plan to pursue after graduation…Overall, I really enjoyed working at my company and think while there is definitely room for improvement, Onward Israel did a good job at adapting and transitioning to an online environment.”