Masa Israel Journey, a global leader in cultivating Jewish connectedness through long-term, immersive programs in Israel, has created new internship programs for summer 2022 to facilitate dozens of internships for young Jewish adults across North America. Masa developed two programs to provide specialized internship tracks for Masa alumni interested in either the Jewish professional world or Israeli tech startups.

The Masa Alumni Summer Internships program builds on Masa’s reputation as a pipeline for Jewish talent by providing direct access for Masa alumni to enter the Jewish nonprofit world. This cohort of aspiring Jewish professionals will spend the summer interning at several leading organizations such as the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, UJA-Federation of New York, and The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore. Participants will enjoy professional development sessions and networking opportunities with leaders and changemakers in the Jewish nonprofit sector.

“We’re thrilled to offer a direct route for Masa alumni to continue their involvement in the Jewish world,” Masa’s Director of Partnerships Gali Gordon said. “As these interns develop their professional abilities, the nonprofits benefit from their fresh perspectives, and the Jewish world in its entirety is strengthened by their unique backgrounds and understanding of Israel-Diaspora relations.”

Masa’s Startup Nation in New York program is another way for Masa to facilitate deep and lasting connections between Israel and the Jewish Diaspora while providing professional opportunities for young adults with a wide range of skillsets in the growing industry of Israeli startups. An elite cohort of 10 Masa alumni will work in Israeli startups located in New York City while attending weekly professional development sessions for the duration of the internship.

“Masa is uniquely positioned to provide internships that help alumni hone skillsets like marketing, sales, design, coding, and writing, all while contributing to a stronger, more interconnected Jewish world,” Masa CEO Ofer Gutman said. “As Masa alumni work with industry leaders on revolutionary products and services throughout the summer, they are also building toward a brighter future for themselves and the organizations who host them.”

The two summer internship programs represent a deepening of relationships between Masa and its partner organizations in Israel and North America facilitated by Gordon and Masa’s Director of Israeli Partnerships Yael Shahar. This new program also provides a great opportunity for alumni in the US to continue to strengthen the deep and meaningful connections to Israel that they cultivated in their Masa programs. Just as Masa’s global community benefits from these connections, the organizations employing interns benefit from their enthusiasm and diverse backgrounds.

“Jonathan has been an outstanding asset to our Managed Services team at Feedvisor,” Feedvisor HR Manager Lital Inbar said of their Masa intern. “He is sharp and always open to learning Amazon Advertising. Jonathan’s work is of the utmost quality, and we couldn’t be happier with him on our team!”

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Masa Israel Journey
Masa Israel Journey is the largest immersive, long-term educational experience for young adults ages 16-35. On its programs that range from two months to a year, Masa offers an authentic, unmediated, and challenging journey into Israeli society, culture, politics, and history – and acts as the largest pipeline for the Jewish Diaspora to access the finest Israeli businesses, social enterprises, and academic institutions. Since its 2004 founding by the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and The Jewish Agency, Masa has served over 170,000 young people from more than 60 countries.
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