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How We Help and FAQs

How Masa Israel can help you

  • We help you explore your options. Our internship providers have access to the most promising internships in Israel. Featured Internships are our latest and greatest – they’re all actual listings available to apply for right now. Don’t see the perfect fit? Then we can customize your ideal experience, based on your interests and some of the past internships we’ve offered.
  • We offer funding. If you have at least one Jewish grandparent and are between 18 and 31 years old, Masa Israel Journey can offer thousands of dollars of funding to help make your internship in Israel affordable and comfortable. (We can even help find additional scholarships if you qualify!)
  • We answer your questions. Our staff is made up of alumni who have been on internships and programs in Israel and can give you the inside scoop on finding the right provider, how to navigate the application process, and what it’s like to experience 5-10 months in Israel!

FAQs

  • Who is Masa Israel?
    Masa Israel Journey offers young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 immersive, life-changing gap year, study abroad, post-college and volunteer experiences in Israel, connecting them to programs that meet their interests, offering scholarships, providing expertise, and supporting them throughout the entire process.

    Masa Israel is a joint project of the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel that is made possible by the generous contributions of the Jewish Federations of North America and Keren Hayesod-UIA.

  • What kind of internships do you offer?
    Masa Israel Journey has an internship for everyone. Whether you’re interested in launching your own business, saving the environment, or developing your artistic talent, we’ll help you find the perfect internship experience. Choose from our list of featured internships or start building your own custom experience.
  • What’s the difference between featured and custom internships?
    We offer two different ways for you to intern in Israel: featured and customized internships. You can check out our latest featured internship offerings and apply directly to the one that’s right for you. Or, if you don’t see your perfect internship in the featured internships, we’ll build you a customized one based on your interests.
  • Can I get school credit?
    Maybe. Check with your university adviser to see if your internship in Israel is eligible for academic credits.
  • How do I choose a provider?
    Each Masa Israel internship is coordinated through a program provider. Each provider offers unique options – different locations, program costs, housing options, start dates and extracurricular activities. Featured internships have pre-determined program providers while building a custom internship experience allows you the flexibility to choose the provider that fits you best. Check out our provider comparison chart to learn more about your options.
  • What do I need to have ready to apply?
    All you need to get started is an updated resume! Check out our ‘How it Works’ section to learn more about what to expect during the application process and to get started.
  • Can I apply if I don’t identify as Jewish?
    You can apply for an internship in Israel through our providers, but Masa Israel grants and scholarships are only available for young Jewish adults. Find more information on Masa Israel grant and scholarships here.
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