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onward israel

Onward Israel is a two month program that provides young adults with an immersive and transformative resume building experience in Israel, featuring opportunities such as internships, service learning, academic courses and fellowships


Each participant is paired up with an Israeli employer to work an internship specifically tailored to them.


Educational and cultural activities as well as copious amounts of travel time are also provided to give participants all the Israeli resources they could ever need. 

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Not sure what type of internship you are looking for or unsure if you can find it in Israel?

Our internship coordinators work one-on-one with each participant!

Sample Internships

-Social Media and outreach internship with local NGO or non-profit
-Business Development internship with social media start-up
-Event coordination and promotio
n intern for management company
-Public Relations internship with a museum

-Visit the Onward website to learn more about internships in the fields of STEM, Finance, Law, and Medicine 

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Important Information

  • Participants MUST be available to participate for the entire length of the program.

  • Program Cost: $1399*

    • In addition, participants will be required to submit a $400 security deposit via Zelle. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    • *Scholarships to help offset the program cost may be available for those who need additional assistance and meet Onward’s eligibility criteria. For more information, contact UF Hillel.

    • The program cost includes housing, educational programming, program staff, basic medical insurance, and ground transportation within the city of residence.

    • Participants are responsible for the cost of flights (if not paying an extension fee if traveling with Birthright), food, and phone coverage.

    • Participants are encouraged to purchase flights with a good refund policy or flight insurance.

      • Birthright Israel Onward is not responsible for the cost of flights should the program be cancelled. Note, participants will be given their expected address approximately two weeks before the program begins, if not earlier

    •  Accommodations: Apartment, hostel, hotel, or dorm-style housing in Tel Aviv.

      • The number of participants to an apartment or room is dependent on the size of the accommodations and number of participants on the program.

      • Though Birthright Israel Onward housing can vary from program to program, all housing units meet Birthright Israel Onward standards. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.

Acceptance Criteria

  • This program is open to UF and Santa Fe College students with at least two more semesters left on campus after the conclusion of the Onward program

  • Applicants between 18-35 years old and not currently enrolled in high school

  • Must be Jewish (please refer to our FAQ on Onward website for more information)

  • Applicants must NOT have spent 3 or more consecutive months in Israel after high school, or participated in a Birthright Israel Onward program or any other mid-term or long-term educational program in Israel.

  • Must meet Masa Israel Journey Eligibility criteria (review on Onward website), including not having received Masa funding towards participation on a previous program

  • Fluent in English

  • Have a valid Passport for at least 6 months after the program end date

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"There's something for everyone in Tel Aviv, from a beautiful beach to the most amazing museums and restaurants in the world. My internship gave me the opportunity to work in a collaborative and constantly moving work environment.

Onward is a great opportunity to explore Israel while getting amazing work experience at the same time. I can't recommend it enough!"  

-Levi D.

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