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 tailor-made Jerusalem-based internship program provides you with work experience based on your skills, interests and future plans.

    Hillel Onward Israel in Jerusalem is an immersive internship program offering resume-building placements in a wide variety of opportunities in the greater Jerusalem area.
    June 15 – August 10

    March 15, 2017 - Applications are closed. 

    Included: Full board (3 meals a day), lodging, insurance, transportation and program costs.
    Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights to and from Israel.
    Participants will be required to submit a $250 refundable security deposit.
    In apartments in Central Jerusalem.
    • Open to Jewish students on North American campuses who have had one previous short-term Israel experience: Birthright or a teen travel program
    • Preference for the Hillel International program will be given to students at the following campuses, where the Hillel has formally committed to recruit:
      • UVA
      • Virginia Tech
      • Cornell
      • Maryland
      • Penn State
      • University of Florida
      • University of Central Florida
      • GWU
    • A limited number of spaces are available to students who are active at Hillel’s on campuses not listed above. To find more opportunities for students from other campuses, click here
    • Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

    “At first the thought of living halfway around the world terrified me, but the opportunity to write for The Jerusalem Post, an internationally read newspaper, was one I could not pass up… I can confidently now say my summer with Onward Israel will increase my knowledge of Israel and the nature of international media.” - Hannah, Hillel Onward Israel Participant 2015

    Click here to read more about what life is really like in Jerusalem from two Onward Israel summer 2015 participants.
    To Watch the Onward video Click here<>>

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other lead philanthropists, Masa Israel Journey, The Jewish Agency for Israel, and Hillel International.

    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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