Onward Israel is an 8-week long internship placement program in Israel! You choose a program based on location or thematic interest and Onward helps you find an internship. Internships with Onward are hands on giving you exciting resume building experiences. In addition to an internship, you participate in weekly excursions with members of your program. Onward provides you with housing, bus fare and a food stipend.
Due to COVID-19, Onward Israel’s summer 2020 programs have been cancelled, but they do have information ready for summer 2021.
Cost: $300-$800 + Airfare
JDC Entwine Insider Trips
Take a trip with JDC Entwine! JDC, trips take you on an in depth tour of global Jewry. JDC, the world’s largest humanitarian aid organization. They will immerse you in local Jewish culture through global exchange accompanied by dynamic conversations about the value of global Jewish responsibility. Whether salsa dancing at a synagogue in Havana, building a school in rural Ethiopia, sharing tea with a babushka in Odessa, or exploring the souk in Marrakesh, Insider Trips will show you the Jewish world like you’ve never seen before. Entwine offers trips for young professionals and for college students
Cost: $950-$1,250 + airfare
Justifi tours can take you all over the world! They offer experiences in India, South Africa, Peru, Thailand and more. These trips are socially-conscious and Jewishly minded. Justifi creates unique trips targeted for Jewish college students and young professionals interested in creating change. They claim “It’s for Jews who believe that their heritage has something very powerful to say about making this world a better place. It’s for Jews who know that outrage is not enough. It’s for Jews who know that real action is the solution and who want to be a part of it.” Trips are between 10 days and 4 weeks long. Justifi also offers single gender trips.
Cost: $1,849-$5,550 + Airfare
Pardes Summer Program
The Pardes summer program offers 2-3 week opportunities to study in Jerusalem at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. Pardes provides participants with dynamic and interactive text study combined with unique tours around Jerusalem. You will have access to well renowned Pardes teachers as well as guest speakers.
Due to COVID-19, Pardes’ Summer 2020 Program is functioning virtually via an online platform suited to European and US hours.
Cost: $790-$1290 + Airfare
AJC Goldman Summer Fellowship
The Goldman Summer Fellowship through the American Jewish Committee works to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. Placements for this fellowship can be anywhere from New York, to Melbourne, Australia. Fellows will learn about advocacy, development, research and policy in the various regions that AJC is working in. Eligible applicants are entering their junior or senior year of undergrad or in graduate school.
The application for the Summer 2020 Fellowship is now closed.
Cost: All major travel costs will be covered by AJC + a stipend of at least $4,000
Project TEN is an international development program that operates volunteer centers in developing areas. They bring together young Jewish adults from all over the world, to a program that combines volunteer work with local communities and service-learning in the fields of international development, culture, identity, and Jewish activism. Project TEN is sponsored by the Jewish Agency. They offer 1.5-3 month long volunteering programs at their centers in Uganda, Ghana, Mexico, Israel, Puerto Rico, and South Africa.
Project Ten is currently accepting registrations for their September 2020 trips.
Cost: For out of Israel centers: $900 for 1.5 months and $1,350 for 3 months
For Israel: $4500 (minus subsidy of $500-$3000)
Masa Israel Journey
Masa Israel Journey is the leader in immersive international experiences in Israel for young adults (18-30). Our diverse portfolio of study abroad, internship, service learning, or Jewish studies programs help you grow—as a person, a professional, and a leader— while also developing a robust global professional network. Program types: Internships, Paid jobs, Paid jobs in tech field, volunteer, teach english in 10 months, earn a graduate degree, and more. Check out their 300 programs!
Grants range: $1250-5000 (depending on program)