jInternship starts with the premise that you want to come to Israel for two reasons; (1) to land a great international internship AND (2) because you’re Jewish. You are not choosing to go to Brussels or London; you are choosing to go to Israel. Honestly speaking, the Jewish connection you feel while in Israel is one of the main reasons you are considering spending a significant amount of time in Israel. jInternship embraces this desire to plug-in Jewishly and offers you a balanced program that features an internship in your field at a top-Israeli company, along with touring and relevant and empowering classes on Judaism.
Around 500 students have joined jInternship sessions in the last three years. The common denominator between these 500 students is not their level of religious observance – only around 10% kept Shabbat. The common denominator between jInternship students is that they are growth-oriented, value Judaism and truly want a balanced experience in Israel where they can explore Judaism on an adult-level and still gain valuable career experience.
We offer over 600 internships in nearly every industry. Our host companies include niche fields like oceanography and sports management, to fortune 500 companies like Deloitte and the Waldorf Astoria. Internship tasks vary based on the industry and nature of the work environment, but you can typically expect to receive a project that you will see through from beginning to end. Most Israeli companies treat their interns like one of the staff from day one so you can expect to attend meetings and be given real responsibilities. You’ll soon see that Israelis and their “sandals and blue jeans – let’s get it done attitude” translates into a great professional experience!
The Jewish Learning Program
Roughly half the time you spend on the program is spent in one of our special Jewish learning programs. Here, you will have the chance to delve into the texts, explore the philosophy, Hebrew language and history on a level that is tailor made for you. Whether you have a background in Jewish learning or not, this half of the program will give you a shot at making great strides in growing as a Jew. The level of inspiration, self-discovery, connection and exploration cannot be matched as you gain a deep and sophisticated understanding of Judaism. You’ll be able to take classes at your level and grow at your own pace.
Are you ready for the journey? Start browsing jInternship’s available positions!