About Us

jInternship partners with over eight hundred companies in Israel and North America.The result: you’ll be sure to land a quality international internship in your field that will give you a competitive edge in achieving your career goals.

jInternship runs in cooperation with dozens of exciting peer-based Jewish Learning Programs in both Israel and North America. More than just an internship, you’ll have a chance to connect to new Jewish friends and your heritage in a deep and meaningful way.

The result: you’ll be sure to land a quality international internship in your field that will give you a competitive edge in achieving your career goals. More than just an internship, you’ll have a blast while connecting to your heritage in a deep and meaningful way.

Launch your career

Launch your career

jInternship places Jewish university students and recent graduates with high-caliber internships at top Israeli and American companies and organizations in dozens of different fields. It’s a great way to get a leg up in your career since a professional international experience in Israel or internship with one of our premier American host companies will separate your resume from the pack.
Build your future

Build your future

jInternship offers inspiring and empowering classes on Judaism presented by the world’s most out-standing Jewish educators. Your resume will show an impressive internship with an Israeli or American firm. Your memories will recall wonderful steps forward in your personal growth through Jewish learning and great times with new friends.
Sessions & Scholarships

Sessions & Scholarships

jInternship offers a variety of scholarships and sessions, so you’ll be sure to make it work with your busy schedule and tight student budget. Scholarship amounts for the Israel programs average around $4,000! Looking for summer plans? Try our 2 month summer program in Israel and select American cities. About to graduate or currently working but looking for a change? Join one of our 4 month sessions.

Why jInternship?

Watch this video to hear directly from some of the 800+ jInternship alumni.

Infographics

tl;dr? Click below for some quick answers … “Will I get the internship I really want?” … “Will this help me find a job?” … “Is jInternship really 1/2 the cost of similar programs?” … and lots more… or click here to see all of our Infographic Blogs

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average amount (in dollars) awarded per student in scholarships

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plus internships available across 50+ industries in Israel

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Universities whose students have participated in jInternship

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jInternship Alumni since 2011 from 13 countries

Blogs

Read all about the jInternship experience directly from the Interns themselves.

Videos

Watch our videos to find out just why jInternship is for you!

Get Started

Apply now to get started with just 3 simple steps

  • 1. Fill out a simple web form

    Click here to apply now and take five minutes to answer a few questions about yourself. We’ll review your information to see if you’ll be a good fit for one of our top-tier Host Businesses.

  • 2. Hold three short interviews

    You will begin working together with one of our Campus Reps or Program Advisors after which you will apply and interview for a spot in the Learning Program, and then you’ll speak directly with an Internship Coordinator to hear the finer points about the desired internships in your field.

  • 3. Land your dream Internship

    Start making plans to have an experience that will help you advance your professional and personal goals.

My experience with jInternship was incredible, as it provided me with a once in a lifetime internship and a handful of new best friends in the most spiritual place in the world.

jInternship Israel

With jInternship you will experience Israel like never before!

This is not your Birthright trip; it’s not Israel from the tourist’s perspective. In the workplace, you’ll work side-by-side with Israelis forming authentic relationships and friendships that are not typically available to tourists. You’ll live in a regular Israeli neighborhood, not in a hotel. You can take the light-rail to work like an Israeli, not be shuttled around on touring bus. Also, depending on the Learning Program you select, your program will feature the kind of touring activities that are off the beaten path so you’ll have ample time to explore Israel.

jInternship Washington DC & NYC

Back by popular demand in 2016!
jInternship will run programs in the nation’s capitol.

Click here to APPLY NOW or click below to find out more about the program and internships available.

Pricing

With our heavily subsidized programs and incredible scholarships available, you are bound to find a program that fits in your budget.

Program Duration: 2 months

Program Cost: $350

Cost Includes: Internship matching fee, transportation to/from work, all lodging, all meals, medical insurance, at least six full touring days, participation in Onward Israel Global Shabbaton.

Cost Excludes: airfare, cell phone rental.

Participating Learning Programs For Women: Jewel, Midreshet Rachel, Meor Women

Participating Learning Programs For Men: Meor Men and Ohr Somayach

Extensions: Available at subsidized rates – speak to a jInternship representative.

Eligibility / Scholarships

Ages: 19 – 27

Participation in jInternship requires acceptance into a registered jInternship Learning Program.

Students nominated by a jInternship campus representative are eligible for scholarships to reduce price to just $350. Without jInternship campus representative nomination, cost is $1850.

Students who have participated in an organized programs in Israel of three months duration or longer during the last four years are generally ineligible for the Onward Israel session; however, may be eligible for other jInternship sessions.

Students who previously participated in an Onward Israel program are not eligible for the Onward Israel session; however, may be eligible for other jInternship sessions.

Additional Scholarships: Available from local organizations to many qualifying participants.

Program Duration: 2 months

Program Cost: Varies by country according to local scholarships in each country:

  • Argentina $1000
  • Brazil $1000
  • Other Countries in Latin America: $1500
  • Australia $350 plus flight (local scholarships available)
  • European Countries $850 plus flight
  • South Africa $1850 ($850 for students who commit to the “Ohrsom Student” program)

Cost Includes: Airfare (except in countries where indicated above), internship matching fee, transportation to/from work, all lodging, all meals, medical insurance, at least six full touring days, participation in Onward Israel Global Shabbaton.

Cost Excludes: cell phone rental. (flights excluded in countries where indicated above)

Extensions: Available at subsidized rates – speak to a jInternship representative.

Eligibility / Scholarships

Ages: 19 – 27

Participation in jInternship requires acceptance into a registered jInternship Learning Program.

Students nominated by a jInternship campus representative are eligible for scholarships to reduce price to prices listed above by country. Students who have participated in an organized programs in Israel of three months duration or longer during the last four years are generally ineligible for the Onward Israel session; however, may be eligible for other jInternship sessions.

Students who previously participated in an Onward Israel program are not eligible for the Onward Israel session; however, may be eligible for other jInternship sessions.

Additional Scholarships: Available from local organizations to many qualifying participants.

Program Duration: 2 months

Program Cost: $550

Cost Includes: Internship matching fee, full lodging, most meals.

Cost Excludes: Airfare, cell phone rental, transportation to/from work, medical insurance, some meals.

Participating Learning Programs For Women: Shearim, Midreshet Rachel (for students who are not eligible for Onward Israel)

Participating Learning Programs For Men: Shapell’s, Ohr Somayach (for students who are not eligible for Onward Israel)

Extensions: Available at subsidized rates – speak to a jInternship representative.

Eligibility / Scholarships

Ages: 19 – 29

Participation in jInternship requires acceptance into a registered jInternship Learning Program.

The cost for European and South African students is $1050.

Olami Scholarships: Students nominated by a jInternship campus representative are eligible for a tuition scholarship of $1500 to bring the tuition down to $350. Without jInternship campus representative nomination, cost is $1850.

Additional Scholarships: Available from local organizations to many qualifying participants.

Program Duration: 4 months

Program Cost: $5000 – final cost for most students after scholarships range from $350 to $2150 depending on scholarship eligibility.

Cost Includes: Internship matching fee, full lodging, most meals.

Cost Excludes: airfare, cell phone rental, transportation to/from work, medical insurance, some meals.

Participating Learning Programs For Woman: Midreshet Rachel, Shearim

Participating Learning Programs For Men: Ohr Somayach

Extensions: Available at subsidized rates – speak to a jInternship representative.

Eligibility / Scholarships

Ages: 19 – 29

Participation in jInternship requires acceptance into a registered jInternship Learning Program.

Masa Scholarships
Students 19-20 are eligible $1100 Masa scholarships.
Students 21-29 are eligible for $2400 Masa scholarships.
Students 19-29 may apply for $1500 Masa need-based grant.

Students who previously participated in MASA program are not eligible for MASA scholarships.

Olami Scholarships:
Students nominated by a jInternship campus representative are eligible for $1500 tuition scholarship; European and South African students are eligible for $1000.

Onward Israel Scholarships: Select Two Month Onward Israel programs allow participants to extend the program for up to four months at a substantially subsidized rate. Please inquire with your jInternship representative about this option.

Additional Scholarships: Available from local organizations to many qualifying participants.

Program Duration: 2 months

Program Cost: $1750

Cost Includes: Internship matching fee; tuition; some meals; weekly excursions; seven day Retreat; transportation to Retreat; Subsidized housing options;

Cost Excludes: Transportation to host city, transportation to/from work, medical insurance, some meals.

Housing requirements and fees:

  • Baltimore Housing: $600 (housing is not required)
  • Washington DC: Housing $1000 (housing is not required)

Extensions: Speak to a jInternship representative if applicable.

Eligibility / Scholarships

Ages: 19 – 29

Participation in jInternship requires acceptance into a registered jInternship Learning Program.

Additional Scholarships: Available from local organizations to many qualifying participants.

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The Team

Rabbi Menachem Deutsch was born in New York City and attended rabbinical seminaries in Denver and Israel before being ordained by Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, MD. In 1987, he founded the Atlanta Scholars Kollel, a Jewish adult education organization in Atlanta, GA, which he led for 23 years. In 2010, he became the Director of Olami, overseeing Jewish programs on hundreds campuses across the globe. He currently resides in Atlanta with his wife Dena and the youngest four children of their nine children.

Rabbi Menachem Deutsch

Founder and CEO

Mr. Lemberg was born in Linden, NJ and is the Managing Director of Infinity Special Situation, LLC. Inc. He has three decades of experience in Real Estate Development and Venture Capital,where he has expertise in negotiating joint venture partnerships, sales of companies, acquisition consulting and general strategic planning. Mr. Lemberg is proud to serve as the Chairman of the Building Committee of the School for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI) and Managing Member of Blessing for Life Foundation, LLC. He lives in Lakewood, NJ with his wife, Blimy, and their four children.

Mr Danny Lemberg

Founder and CEO Emeritus

A native of Detroit, MI, Jeff has a double BA (cum laude) in Political Science and Philosophy from Western Michigan University. Seizing an opportunity to follow his passion for studying Judaism and living in Israel, Jeff spent four years in Israel working in Israel’s High Tech sector. Since returning to the US in 2004, Jeff has coordinated and directed a range of Jewish educational initiatives. Jeff and his wife Clara have five wonderful children. They currently reside in Lakewood, NJ.

Jeff Surowitz

Director

Bashi Rosen immigrated to Israel from Michigan shortly after her wedding, and currently lives in the Har Nof area of Jerusalem with her husband Ari and their four children. She has worked as a certified Ophthalmic Technician and has many years of experience teaching Jewish education. Since moving to Israel, she has been involved with numerous educational programs, including Jerusalem Online University and Neve Yerushalayim. jInternship combines her loves for Israel, Jewish education and fun in one perfect package.

Bashi Rosen

Internship Coordinator - Israel

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Yisroel earned his BA at McGill University in Political Science and Jewish Studies. Upon graduation, Yisroel moved to Jerusalem and studied at Darche Noam/Shapell’s Yeshiva and the famed Mir Yeshiva. Yisroel has been involved in Jewish education for many years, from teaching Congregational School in Canada to his current position as Director of the Executive Learning Program at Darche Noam/Shapell’s. Yisroel, his wife Tamar and their three children live in Ramat Beit Shemesh – just west of Jerusalem.

Yisroel Choleva

Associate Director

Ruth, a native of Northern California, finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in music performance. Upon graduation, she moved to Israel where she studied and worked at Neve Yerushalayim and began pursuing her Master’s in Music at the Jerusalem Academy of Music. Ruth taught in a few different high school music conservatories and performed with local orchestras. After four years in Israel, she now lives in Houston, TX with her husband, Aaron, and their two young children.

Rus Wersing

Internship Coordinator - USA