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.  Home hospitality weekend in Pittsburgh’s Partnership communities 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.


Tel Aviv is one of the world’s greatest party cities and cultural centers. Filled with amazing restaurants, a vibrant arts scene, and an exciting nightlife, this beach town often feels like paradise. Culture buffs will also love its abundant world-class museums, theaters, galleries, and orchestras.

Includes board stipend (appr. 2 meals a day), lodging, insurance, transportation and program costs. Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights.

This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira foundations and other lead philanthropists, The Jewish Agency for Israel, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and is organized by the Israel Experience.

Dates: June 7-August 2

Price: $600

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.

Email Matthew Callman 

Check out the past internships of Israel Experience Pittsburgh Onward Israel participants here.

Read a testimonial from last year’s program here.

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