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1. Masa Israel Teaching Fellows

Whether you’re a recent grad who wants to make an impact or a few years out of school and burnt out from the corporate grind, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is a truly unique opportunity to contribute to Israeli society. Spend 10 months teaching English and volunteering in Israel. Masa Israel Teaching Fellows serve in low-income communities to improve English learning outcomes in Israel’s most crowded classrooms, setting their students up for success in school and beyond.

2. Israel Government Fellows

If you’re passionate about politics, international relations and the Jewish world and you’re eager to gain serious knowledge and professional experience, look no further than Israel Government Fellows. An elite leadership and professional development program endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel offers full-time internships in government ministries, think tanks and civil society organizations. Additionally, fellows meet leading public figures and academics during weekly seminars about Jewish and Israeli history, Zionist thought, Israeli politics, and more.

3. Destination Israel Career Growth

Career Growth is one of the most affordable ways to intern and live in Tel Aviv. You’ll work one-on-one with Destination Israel’s staff to find your ideal internship with one of over 800 companies, starts ups and nonprofits in their network. Outside the office, you’ll have plenty of time to experience everything that the nonstop city of Tel Aviv has to offer. When it’s time for you to turn in for the night, you’ll rest your head in a studio or shared apartment in Yafo (Jaffa), one of Tel Aviv’s oldest and trendiest neighborhoods. 4. Israel Tech Challenge CTO Coding Bootcamp

4. Israel Tech Challenge CTO Coding Bootcamp

If you’re looking for hands on experience in community organizing and nonprofit work, then the Yahel Social Change Program is for you. Yahel partners with local grassroots organizations in the Rishon LeZion’s Ethiopian-Israeli community and the mixed Jewish and Arab-Israeli city of Lod to create a community-based service learning experience. As a result participants gain a holistic community development experience through civic engagement and a real impact in the communities in which they work.

6. Career Israel


With over 1,700 internships in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to choose from, Career Israel will help you find the perfect internship to help you launch or change your career. You’ll live and work in the heart of either city, building your resume, advancing your career, expanding your network, and living like a local.

7. Pardes Learn + Intern

Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community in Jerusalem. Deepen your Jewish knowledge and identity spending the spring semester studying classical Jewish texts and ideas, as well as ethical, spiritual, philosophical, legal and societal issues facing the Jewish people today. Come summer, you’ll intern with an Israel company or organization in your field of interest and continue your studies once a week.

7. Master’s Degree Programs


Israel is home to some of the best universities in the world and they all offer a wide variety of one-year master’s degree programs. Whether you want to add MBA, MPH, MA, MS, or LLM to your email signature, a master’s degree from a top-notch Israeli university is one of the fastest and most affordable ways to achieve your career goals.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Forward.

Originally published in The Forward

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