Applications are closed. Click here to receive information about Onward Israel summer 2018 programs. 


  • Develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship side by side with Israeli peers. This 8-week Tel Aviv based internship program places you in a workplace based on your skills, interests and future plans. Outside of your placement, spend quality time with Israelis and explore Tel Aviv’s exciting beaches, nightlife and culture.  Enjoy a home hospitality weekend in Columbus’s Partnership community of Kfar Saba and a weekend retreat with Jewish students from across North America and the world.  Opportunities will be available to learn about how to create Israeli engagement back in Columbus through this experience and the variety of professional opportunities Columbus has to offer.
    June 14 - August 8, 2017

    March 15, 2017 -- Applications are closed. 
    Includes lodging, insurance, ground transportation and program costs.
    Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights.
    A refundable $200 security deposit will be a requirement to participate on this program.
    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, Masa Israel Journey, the Diamond Family Endowment, and the Jewish Federation of Columbus.
    In modern shared apartments in greater Tel Aviv.
    Open to young professionals and students who are currently attending university in Columbus or in central Ohio, with preference given to underclassmen. For students and young professionals who have had one previous short-term Israel experience - Birthright or a teen travel program. It is organized by Israel Way.

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    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.
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