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

  • Pittsburgh Onward Israel Internship Program

    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 work place based on your skills, interests and future plans. Intern four days a week while one day a week will be devoted to learning about and experiencing contemporary Israeli society. Outside of your placement, spend quality time with Israelis and explore Tel Aviv’s exciting nightlife, beaches and culture. There will be a home hospitality weekend in Pittsburgh’s Partnership community of Karmiel and Misgav in the Central Galilee and a weekend retreat with Jewish students from across North America and the world.  Opportunities will be available to learn about the Pittsburgh community’s investment in Israel and how to create Israeli engagement back in Pittsburgh through this experience.
    June 7 - August 2, 2017

    April 1, 2017

    Includes board stipend (appr. 2 meals a day), lodging, insurance, transportation and program costs.
    Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights.
    Participants will be required to put a credit card on file upon arrival in Israel. Your credit card will not be charged if you complete the full program in good standing and your living accomodations incur no damage during your stay in Israel.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, Masa Israel Journey, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and is organized by the Israel Experience.

    In apartment style housing in the Greater Tel Aviv area.
    Open to students from the Pittsburgh community or who are attending college or university in Pittsburgh, with preference given to underclassmen. For students who have had one previous short-term Israel experience- Birthright or a teen travel program.

    Despite only having been in Israel for a short time, it feels as though I have lived here for years. Traveling to other major cities, Jerusalem and Haifa, and spending a Shabbaton in Misgav have allowed me to experience a broad spectrum of Israeli and Jewish culture. With the help of the 27 other Pittsburgh trip members, our super-woman madricha, and the amazing people I have met in these few weeks I already made memories that will last a lifetime. – Brittany Schultz, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2015 Participant.

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

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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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