On behalf of the entire Career Israel team, we are proud to officially accept you to the Summer 2014 session!
As explained in your acceptance letter, after you submit your $300 deposit, you will receive an email about additional documentation which will be due at a later time.
If you have not paid your deposit, you may do so here: http://goo.gl/j20ga6
The placement process requires the investment of a great deal of resources on the part of the companies and the Career Israel staff, and therefore it is very important that you be committed to the program before we start the placement process. That is why we require you to pay a non-refundable registration fee of $300 in order to indicate to us that you are committed and ready to start this process.
Once you express interest in a particular placement, we will send your resume to the potential employer. When a specific employer shows interest in your candidacy, we will put you in direct contact with a point-person at the organization. The direct contact is important in order to get a better understanding of the organization where you will be working and to learn more about the specific position. We will be in touch with you throughout the placement process to ensure that the potential internship placement meets your interests and needs.
In the meantime, we would like to give you a bit more information about the program. The Career Israel program is an international program which normally runs a five-month internship program throughout the year. In past sessions we have had participants from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Australia, South Africa, England, France, Hungary, Denmark, Russia, the Ukraine and Turkey. Therefore, not only will you be exposed to Israeli culture, you will have the opportunity to meet Jewish college/university graduates and students from all over the world. The program also offers a balance between a very independent life experience in Israel, and a supportive framework to help you succeed in that experience.
During the internship segment of the program, there will be supplementary programming including tours, lectures and seminars. In following emails we will include a copy of the itinerary. Please note that all educational programming is mandatory.
Below are some FAQs for your information. You are also invited to look over the FAQs and other information on our website at www.careerisrael.com. Feel free to contact our staff at any time with any questions that you have about your participation in the program.
We look forward to seeing you here in Israel! If you have any questions at all please do be in touch with us.
Aviva Senser (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Laurel Silverstein (email@example.com)
Frequently Asked Questions
If I request housing with Career Israel where will I live? Will I have a private room?
In the internship section of the program participants are placed in studio-type apartments in a central location in Tel Aviv. In Tel Aviv there are generally 4 participants to a 2-room apartment, or 2 participants in a 1-room apartment with two participants to a room. You will be sharing a room in whatever setting you are placed. There is a small kitchenette as well as a bathroom and shower in each apartment. If you would like a single room in Tel Aviv please email firstname.lastname@example.org Jerusalem participants will live in the Hebrew University student village.
Are meals provided?
During the internship section of the program you are responsible for your own meals and should plan to cover the costs of your meals on your own. For those participants who choose to live in Career Israel housing, you will have cooking facilities available to you.
What about insurance?
You are provided with complete medical insurance while on the program. The policy will cover you for all care in Israel. It does not cover the following:
– Any treatment of pre-existing medical conditions, including medication for chronic conditions.
– Routine check-ups
– Travel to and from Israel
– Damage to or theft of luggage or personal belongings
– Psychological, eye, or dental care
Is there financial aid available for participants?
Unfortunately, Career Israel is unable to provide financial aid to summer participants at this time.
Is there a stipend?
There is no stipend provided and participants are encouraged to apply for outside sources of funding if they need assistance in covering the cost of their basic personal living expenses. From past experience, participants need between $250 (low estimate) – $500 a month for their expenses, not including housing.
Can I choose the place to do my internship on my own?
It is important to remember that many organizations that you may be interested in have specific requirements for accepting interns. Many leading companies and organizations are only willing to take interns with a high level of Hebrew and therefore it is not always possible to accommodate requests for placements in specific companies. It is also important to take into consideration that many of the smaller companies and organizations are more flexible and give more responsibility and challenging tasks to interns than the larger organizations. Therefore the internships in the smaller organizations are often times more successful.
If you have a personal connection with an Israeli company or organization where you would like to do your internship, you are welcome to arrange your internship independently. It is important to notify us that you have done so that we will know not to look for a placement for you and so that we can contact your employer and give him or her information about the program. Unfortunately, we cannot give a reduction in the price if you arrange your placement independently.