Birthright Israel Onward

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Birthright Israel Onward

Work in your field, enhance your resume, travel and play on the weekends. Internships are selected before the trip, based on the candidate's unique interests. Four days per week of interning and one day of education, with two organized weekends. 100% paid for, with an Israel travel grant from The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati. Includes travel to, from, and within Israel and room and board in Tel Aviv. View a sampling of internship types here. Birthright Israel Onward generally runs from the beginning of June through the end of July, dates very per year.

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  • Current undergrad or grad student (or graduated in the past year).
  • Originally from Cincinnati.
  • Only 24 spots are available each year. 
  • Open to Jewish Cincinnati young adults, ages 19-26.

Birthright Israel Onward Frequently Asked Questions

We try our best to match you with an internship in your field. We have a team of placement coordinators in Israel who will work with you and present your resume to potential employers in Israel. In addition, you will be working with a career coach at JVS Careers to support you through the process.

You will live in Tel Aviv, in a central and convenient location.

You will get to request roommates and we will try to meet your requests. If you don’t have any requests, then we will match you with someone who has a similar personality/interests.

You will receive a free bus pass upon arrival in Israel.

Onward Israel follows all safety protocols and works in collaboration with the authorities in Israel and in accordance with real time safety updates. If an area is deemed unsafe, we will change the itinerary.

Eligible students receive a $5,000 Cincy Journeys grant which covers the following expenses: participation fee, airfare, housing, health insurance, transportation, and a daily stipend of $15. Participants will be required to submit a refundable security and participation deposit upon acceptance to the program. We recommend that you bring additional funds for food and personal expenses, see below.

We recommend bringing $300 to $600 per month for personal expenses and food, depending on the lifestyle you wish to have.

Yes, we encourage you to participate in birthright as well.

Onward Israel is open to Jewish Cincinnati's young adults, ages 19-26, who have previously traveled to Israel and are current undergrad or grad student (or graduated in the past year), originally from Cincinnati.

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Not finding exactly what you're looking for? Reach out to Irina Kleinerman, CPRW, Talent Acquisition Specialist, and the Birthright Israel Onward Program Manager and we'll work with you to begin your search for a fulfilling career path.

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