One-Two Week Opportunities in Israel
Hillel Olami Fellowship for CUNY Fellows
Hasbara Fellowships : Experience an exclusive 16-day trip to Israel to enhance your pro-Israel knowledge, and learn how to have a strategic impact on your campus. Join over 3,000 students from more than 250 campuses who have benefited from the information, tools and confidence of learning about Israel in a hands-on way. Hasbara Fellows have become strategic thinkers, organizational leaders and innovate advocates for Israel on college campuses.
David Project Fellowship - “Israel Uncovered”: The David Project’s Israel Uncovered: Campus Leaders Mission brings Jewish and non-Jewish students leaders to Israel together exposing them to Israel’s dynamic and complex society. Student leaders then work together while back on campus to teach their peers about Israel. Each campus delegation on Israel Uncovered consists of one Israel advocate and two campus leaders from other campus communities in The David Project’s top schools across the country. Student leaders represent every mainstream student community including student government, several ethnic student unions, College Democrats, gay rights alliances, medical student associations, and other societies.
Livnot - Northern Exposure : Livnot is a one or two week-long Israel experience program, which offers participants an opportunity to encounter a different side of Israel through off-the-beaten-track hikes, community service, and spirituality workshops.
Ascent in Sfat : Ascent is a hostel and community for center for relaxation, reflection, interaction, and spiritual exploration. There you can experience a wide range of learning, volunteer, creative, recreation and other opportunities at Ascent and in the surrounding Old City of Tzfat. They help you create a personalized study plan, join a weekend or weekday retreats, or just go to relax and attend study and meditation sessions at your leisure.
Russian American Jewish Experience : The RAJE trip is the ultimate Europe/Israel experience for mind, body and soul. Kick-off the tour with an unforgettable European adventure; seeing history come alive, exploring new cultures and having the time of your life. Then it’s on to Israel ! We will explore the south: swim in the Dead Sea, climb Massada, hike in Ein Gedi and explore the lands our forefathers walked. After traveling in the South, we will head to Jerusalem to experience what makes this city the most sought after real estate in the world! The purpose of this tour is to give you a relaxing vacation with a taste of Jewish inspiration via classes & experiences with the RAJE trips staff. If you want to meet new people, learn something new, and have an adventure you’ll remember forever – this trip is for you!
EMET Fellowship Trip : Complete the EMET Leaders Fellowship and you’ll have the opportunity to participate in an EMET Israel Touring/Learning Experience! Students are eligible for these remarkable opportunities upon completion of at least one semester of the EMET Fellowship program. These 2-3 week trips are in partnership with Pathways or Aish and are a great way to learn, grow, and develop a completely new appreciation of the land of Israel as you tour, travel and have an unbelievable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
ADL's Campus Leaders Mission to Israel : Provides a diverse group of student journalists and politically active student leaders with an up-close and personal perspective of Israel by learning about the strategic and social challenges facing Israel today. Mission participants will meet with key decision-makers, government and military officials, diplomats, journalists, students, and everyday Israelis - both Arab and Jewish - from diverse communities, cultures, religions, and backgrounds. Participants will visit sights of historic, religious, and contemporary interest. Thanks to generous funding, there will be no cost to selected participants. This includes travel to and from Israel, accommodations, meals, and travel stipend to NY.
One Summer (Two Month) Opportunities in Israel
CLIP Onwards Israel : This highly subsidized 8-week professional internship program allows Jewish college students from the New York area to live in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, have a fantastic internship in a field of their interest, gain professional training and development, and explore a new country and culture. Students interested in high-tech, business, and other for-profit industries should apply for the Tel Aviv cohort. Students interested in advocacy, social work, politics, research, and other nonprofit fields should apply for the Jerusalem cohort.
ZOA Student Leadership Mission to Israel : The ZOA Student Leadership Mission to Israel is a fun and intense two weeks of education and advocacy training in Israel. Students will have the opportunity to travel throughout the Jewish state, including Jerusalem, Judea & Samaria, and strategic border regions (Western Negev, Galilee, Jordan Valley, and Golan Heights). Students will also meet with Knesset Members, journalists, policy experts, military experts, and much more. This trip is intended for students who are Israel activists on their campus or are planning to become Israel activists in the near future. By participating in this trip, you are committing to being active in Israel advocacy on campus after the trip and working with ZOA Campus staff to bring Israel programming to your campus. Acceptances are given on a rolling basis, so applying early is strongly recommended. Please fill out the application below and if you have any questions, please contact your ZOA Campus Coordinator.
BINA Jewish Movement for Social Action aka “Yeshivat Hiloni” : BINA designs and implements year-long programming, integrating cultural, social and educational elements of Judaism, that reaches nearly 1,000 secular Israelis annually. BINA also offers seminars and public events for more than 35,000 participants every year, with the goal of enhancing the cultural identity and communal involvement of Israelis. BINA’s service and learning programs aim to inspire life-long appreciation and engagement in personal learning and social justice.
IAC Mishelanu Onwards Israel : Develop your professional future and build your resume through a high-level internship in the field of your choice in the Haifa area. This tailor-made internship program places you in a work place based on your skills, interests and future plans. In addition, each week will feature a day of hikes, site visits and meetings with Israeli peers. The program is part of an ongoing year-long program for University age students with Israeli parents from the U.S. Also features a retreat with other Onward Israel participants from North America and around the world.
Several Months-One Year Opportunities in Israel
**CUNY programs for study in Israel are run by Queens College and Brooklyn College, but are open to students on all CUNY campuses. For information please click on the following link:
Masa Israel : Masa is a public-service organization founded by the Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of Israel, together with The Jewish Agency for Israel, is the leading organization in the long term Israel experience space with a diverse portfolio of 2-12-month study, service, and career development programs for young Jews (18-30). Masa’s transformational, authentic Israel experiences, among the best in the international experience space, empower participants to develop as individuals, while also developing a robust global professional network that includes Israelis and Jews from around the world.
Israel Teaching Fellows : Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is a 10-month fellowship for college graduates. Teach English to Israeli children while immersing yourself in Israeli society. Become an integral member of the city in which you live, teach and volunteer.
The New Israel Fund Shatil Social Justice Fellowship : The NIF/Shatil Social Justice Fellowship is a one-of-a kind 10 month experience where fellows are matched with a placement to spend 4 days a week on the front lines of social change in Israel at a premiere Israeli non-governmental organization
This fellowship is for people who are interested in: Safeguarding Human Rights and Democratic Institutions, Shared Society and Combating Racism, Palestinian Society,Social and Economic Justice, Religious Freedom, Articulating progressive vision and policy, Reclaiming the conversation about national security, Media monitoring, Digital organizing, Explaining the circles of the “Common Ground”, Cultivating the shared values in the Russian-speaking community, Engaging with the Masorti-Mizrahi community, Democratizing participation in municipal politics.
Because the internships require that Fellows are fully integrated in Israeli NGOs, successful applicants must have either excellent Hebrew language skills or good Hebrew with excellent Arabic skills. Living expenses are covered by a modest stipend.
September opens the competitive 2017-2018 fellowship application.
Tikkun Olam offers English speaking Jewish college graduates the opportunity to spend 5 or 10 months living, volunteering and studying in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, with a focus on Coexistence or Social Action.