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


  • Live, work, and play on the Mediterranean! The Hillel Onward Israel program in the bustling start-up city of Tel Aviv offers you the opportunity to develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship tailor-made to you!
    The heart of our program is a resume-building work experience based on your skills, interests and future plans. You will also have the chance to connect with Israeli peers through Hillel’s vast Israel network.
    June 15 - August 10

    February 15, 2017

    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.
    Appartments in Tel Aviv 
    • 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.

    Registration is now closed
    Please apply for the Hillel Jerusalem program!

    “I found out about Onward through friends on my Poland trip, and decided to go on it. It has been one of the most amazing experiences of my entire life, and I am eternally grateful to the program. I not only have met so many great people and have traveled to incredible places, but I have learned so much about myself on this trip. This experience gave me the opportunity to learn stuff that just can't be taught in a classroom.”
    Jess, Hillel Onward Israel Participant 2016


    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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