Tel Aviv University Study Abroad and Internship Program

Program Description

 

IDC - iASE - Intern & Study Entrepreneurship

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Program Description

The Intern and Study program: Entrepreneurship (iASE) is a 4 months program that combines intensive entrepreneurship studies, startup work experience, and exposure to the Israeli innovation ecosystem. 
 
The iASE program is a great fit for students and young professionals who want to:
• Learn about Entrepreneurship. 
• Work on a venture. 
• Gain academic credits. 
• Gain work experience. 
• Have an adventure of a lifetime.
 

Highlights

Venture creation studies – during the 4 months of the program, students develop entrepreneurial ventures in teams. Throughout the course students learn methods and thought processes supporting the project creation, including coming up with ideas, evaluating ideas, competitive research, customer discovery, presentation skills, and more. At the end of the program, students will have created a business plan, venture presentation, and more.
 
Adelson Entrepreneurship school courses - course at the Adelson School (ASE) provide students with the training, expertise, and resources needed to launch the next generation of successful ventures. The courses focus on experiential learning and combine academics with hands-on entrepreneurship.
Hebrew learning:
The first two weeks of the program are dedicated to intense Hebrew learning. Understanding the local language can significantly enhance your experience and help you immerse yourself in the local culture.
 
Internship
As part of the iASE program, participants get to intern at Israeli startup companies for four months. Whether you’re interested in spicing up your resume with work abroad or want to gain insights in to the entrepreneurial environment, the experience is invaluable.
Our staff matches program participants and companies to best fit participants’ interests. Companies are selected from a database of hundreds of startups in Tel Aviv.
 
Field trips and company visits
To add the final touch of inspiration to the mix of academic learning, venture creation, and work experience, we take participants to visit successful companies and hear talks from industry leaders. Participants are exposed to different industries and innovation opportunities as well as mingle with influencers and meet fellow Israelis.
 
The Experience
In addition to our core curriculum that revolves around entrepreneurship, our program includes a variety of cultural and enrichment activities. As part of the IDC international community, we take participants on trips, include them in holiday celebrations, and create events in which a connection between program participants and native Israelis is formed. 
 
As part of the complete experience we: 
• Explore Tel Aviv nightlife
• Participate in guided night tours of the city
• Go on beautiful hikes
• Celebrate local and international holidays together
• Relax on the beach or at the park on free evenings and weekends
• And much more…
 
 

IDC - Co-Op Startup Experience

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Program Description

The CO-OP Startup Experience Course offers students a first-hand look at the Israeli startup world. This is your chance to gain practical experience working with Israeli companies and experience the roller coaster of entrepreneurship, while still in school.
 
Immerse yourself in Israel's startup ecosystem - meet industry leaders and network with some of the most innovative and interesting individuals and companies of the startup nation. Don't miss out on this special opportunity to live and breathe Israel's startup scene. 
 
Participants can choose to intern with startup companies as well as social tech companies (companies that leverage technology for social good). 
 
Participants intern for 20-25 hours a week while taking Hebrew courses at the IDC Herzliya. 
 
Participants earn 4 academic credits - depending on their home university.
 

Highlights

Immerse yourself in the Israeli entrepreneurial eco-system.
Gain practical work experience interning with Israeli startups.
Meet the movers and shakers of the Startup Nation.
Visit Israel's most innovative companies.
Hear lectures from industry leaders and entrepreneurs.
Meet, network and explore the city with fellow Israelis.
Learn the ins and outs of running a startup.
Learn Hebrew.
Earn academic credit.
Have fun! 

 

PMP Nativ Technion

Program Description

This program is conducted in Russian.

 

Tel Aviv University International - Semester in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Business in Israel

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Program Description

This program provides real-world experience, entrepreneurial know-hows, and professional guidance. Program integrates Israeli and international business students as they take classes taught in English by Israel’s leading business academics and professionals. As well as the core courses students also take Hebrew Language classes to ensure social comfort and immersion.

Highlights

The program is operated in partnership with TAU’s Recanati Business School. The world-renowned school prepares students with the methodologies and skill set they need to succeed in today’s business world.
The Program is supported by the StarTau Entrepreneurship Center, TAU’s non-profit organization that educates and mentors aspiring entrepreneurs and connects them to Israeli businesses. By choosing to come study in the middle of the middle east, in a country that is known as the Start-Up Nation, and by living in Tel Aviv, Israel’s financial and technological capital, you will be immersed in a world of innovated executives and trailblazing companies.
 
 

Hebrew University - MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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Program Description

The International one year MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed to train a select group of students with the knowledge and skills for successfully adapting to emerging business trends. This new program, which will be taught in English, is a joint initiative of the Jerusalem School of Business Administration and the Rothberg International School.
 
The curriculum includes the development of sustainable business models, financial and data analysis, and current trends in management, entrepreneurship and innovation. Students will acquire tools for creating services and products that are suitable for global markets. Throughout the program, they will participate in a professional internship.

Highlights

Students will benefit from this unique opportunity to study in Israel, a country widely viewed as a hub of innovation, hi-tech firms, and start-ups. In addition, they will gain value beyond the classroom by networking with faculty and exploring the Israeli business hub.
 

For more information, contact:

(972) 2-588-3482

Welcoming the Masa-PresenTense Fellows

Welcoming the Masa-PresenTense Fellows

February 26, 2014

The Masa-PresenTense Community Entrepreneur Partnership (CEP) engages, trains, and empowers leaders to create Jewish social entrepreneurial initiatives around the world. 

Fellows learn how to leverage their creative energies to launch new social ventures that address the opportunities and challenges facing Jewish communities around the world.

Meet the Fellows below:


Jordan Barpal is currently a fellow with the Menachem Begin Heritage Center’s Israel Government Fellows program, working at the Ministry of Finance in its Capital Debt Markets and Foreign Currency Transactions department. His work entails the issuance of Israel’s international bonds and the management of the government’s debt. In addition to Israel Government Fellows, Jordan is working to create a pay-it-forward volunteer platform as part of a social initiative and entrepreneurship program through Presentense, a venture accelerator based in Jerusalem. Prior to his fellowship in Israel, Jordan worked in New York for an international law firm, assisting the Investment Management and Hedge Funds practice groups in all areas concerning business development.  Jordan attended the University of Michigan, where he earned his B.A. in Political Science and was a student-athlete on the University’s football team.


Abigail Eichenhorn of Detroit, Michigan is a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Petach Tikvah. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Wayne State University and an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts. Her goal for the Masa-PresenTense Fellowship is to build places for children to learn about other cultures in a fun and positive way. Abigail is always looking for new ways to make the world a more loving and accepting place.



Rivka Feinberg graduated from Washington University in May 2013 with a Bachelor's in Jewish Islamic and Near Eastern Studies. During college, she fell in love with languages and studied Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish. As part of her studies, Rivka spent a semester abroad at the Hebrew University, where she took the “P'tor” exam and received Hebrew language exemption. While in Jerusalem, Rivka also interned at the Ethiopian National Project (ENP), a non-profit organization that provides social and educational programming for Ethiopian-Israeli youth, where she translated personal stories and biographies of Ethiopian-Israelis. As an undergraduate, Rivka also worked at Washington University Libraries, where she researched and photographed ownership stamps, bookplates and signatures of rare Judaica. She is currently interning for the Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority through Masa Israel’s Israel Government Fellows program and participating in the Masa-PresenTense Fellowship.

Amy Herman is an effervescent leader from Burbank, California. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in March 2013 and is excited to start her graduate studies at the University of Southern California this fall. Amy has over ten years of teaching and training experience and prides herself on being able to communicate a wide variety of material to a wider variety of learners. Past training topics have included Newton's Laws, Mac OSX, and emotional intelligence. When she grows up, Amy hopes to reform corporate culture and make work fun. She challenges the idea that happiness only comes after 5 o'clock. Amy is currently both an Israel Teaching Fellow in Rehovot and also a PresenTense fellow working on a website to help make workplaces more productive. When she's not working, she can be found traveling the world and/or doing Zumba. Amy maintains a blog that can be found at amyjoherman.com.


Rachel Horowitz is currently participating in Israel Service Fellows, teaching English in Akko and arts and crafts in the Druze village, Sajur. Before coming to Israel, Rachel spent the year working for Phi Mu sorority as a traveling Chapter Consultant. She graduated from the University of Hartford with a degree in Psychology. Rachel was very involved in campus activities and enjoyed being an orientation leader and tour guide for prospective students. During her free time you can find Rachel on the beach, baking, or enjoying time with friends. She is excited to be in the PresenTense Fellowship, working on a business venture to sell art around the world for Fair Trade. 

Nicole Krassner graduated from the University of Florida in 2013 with her Bachelors of Arts in political science and her Masters of Science in Management. During her senior year, Nicole served as the President of Gators for Israel, which has been consistently recognized as one of the strongest pro-Israel collegiate groups in North America.  Nicole was also a student Senator for three years, an active member of her sorority Pi Beta Phi and a proud member of the prestigious honor and service society, Florida Blue Key.  In addition to coming to Israel this year, Nicole studied abroad in Florence, Italy for a semester and considers herself an avid traveler. Nicole has a wide range of work and internship experience including, but not limited to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee liaison to the University of Florida, several successful Congressional campaigns, and a frequent contributor to a variety of campus, local and regional newspapers.  Currently, Nicole is a participant of the Israel Government Fellows program, a 10-month Masa Israel program based in Jerusalem. Nicole is working full-time in the International Relations Department of Yad Vashem. 

Oren Okhovat has always felt a special connection to Judaism and Israel. His undergraduate degree was in International Relations and his master’s degree concentrated on Jewish Diaspora communities in Latin America. Throughout his life, Oren has always been involved in Jewish communities, from Bnei Brith in high school to various University Israel and Jewish student organization. After earning his master’s degree, Oren was accepted to Israel Government Fellows as an intern at the Joint Distribution Committee. He plans to fulfill his current role to the fullest, building a career in Public Relations and Development, especially within Israel and the Jewish world. Eventually, Oren would like to return to academia to pursue a PhD in Jewish History, looking at the effect language has had on Jewish cultural identity through space and time.

Justine Olschanezky is originally from France. After earning her bachelor’s degree in History, she received a master’s degree in International Relations from the Sorbonne University in Paris before studying Arabic and graduating in Mediation and Conflict Resolution. Through Masa Israel’s Israel Government Fellows program, Justine interns in the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection with the Head Division of Multilateral Environmental Agreements.

 

Holden Sperling is a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow at Naomi Shemer School in Petach Tikvah. When not in the classroom, Holden is likely working away at a venture he is developing as a Masa-PresenTense Fellow. He graduated in 2013 as a Near Eastern Languages and Cultures major from UCLA. He was an intern at Reprise Theatre Company for two years, and is an executive board member at Bigger Than A Bread Box Theatre Co. He spent three months as an intern in the development department at Primary Stages, an off-broadway theatre company. In the past eight years he has stage managed over twenty productions, produced Act III Theatre Ensemble's Xanadu and, in 2006, co-founded *in-tandem productions* where he directed The Last 5 Years and was the lead producer on several productions. Holden loves photography, musical theater and other fast-paced, project based environments.


Jacob Steinblatt was born to a Modern Orthodox family in New York in 1989, and learned in a yeshiva day school for 12 years. In 2007 he attended the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, where he graduated in 2011 with a degree in Political Science. After completing his studies, he moved to Israel, where he served in the IDF for 14 months in the Home Front Command, improving the military reserve's firefighting system. Upon his release, he went back to New York and worked in Jewish nonprofits for several months, but realized his future was in Israel. In September 2013 he returned to Israel with WUJS Israel, a Masa Israel program offering internships in Tel Aviv, where he worked as a research assistant in the Institute for Counter-Terrorism. He completed the program in February, but is staying in Israel with the intention of making Aliyah and working to improve Israeli society through social entrepreneurship. As a Masa-PresenTense Fellow, Jason will build a social venture to aid Israeli soldiers. In his spare time, Jason likes to study Arabic. 

Johannah Truppin is a professional musician and theatre practitioner originally from London. Prior to embarking on the Maslul Ishi iTrack Masa programme in Israel, she performed at prestigious venues throughout the UK including the Southbank Centre, Bristol Old Vic and Wembley Arena - and made regular appearances on UK television.  Alongside her own performance credits, she has launched two professional theatre companies and is also an experienced Performing Arts educator and workshop facilitator with a diverse range of participants.  Johannah holds a BA (Hons) in Performance from the Guildford School of Acting (degree validated by the University of Surrey) and before training at drama school, she attended the world famous BRIT School.  With the help of the Masa-PresenTense Fellowship, Johannah is preparing to launch the English National Theatre of Israel.  Her vision is to improve the quality and access to English-speaking theatre in Israel.


Abraham Lev Weiss was born in Iowa City, into a house of music, gratitude, and joy. His parents, both doctors, instilled in him at an early age a love of learning, a respect for hard-work, a compassion for all life, and an appreciation of beauty, and his brother taught him how not to be afraid. After graduating from Columbia University with a BA in Political Science and Creative Writing, Abraham spent 5 years working for various social justice organizations in the Bronx, NY, and San Francisco, California. He is fluent in French and Spanish, an accomplished musician, filmmaker, and poet, and a self-declared spiritual pilgrim. Abraham is currently a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Beit She’an, rekindling his passion for Jewish tradition and its many paths towards meaning, while teaching English to 3rd-6th graders at a local school. Abraham hopes to use art and spirituality to reconnect people to themselves, and assist in the creation of a more just, peaceful, and honest society.

Masa Israel Leadership Summit (Post-College)

Masa Israel Leadership Summit (Post-College)

December 15, 2013 (All day)  -  December 19, 2013 (All day)

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Masa Israel Journey’s Leadership Summit is an intensive, five day learning and skill-building seminar for exceptional participants of Masa Israel programs from around the world. 

The seminar is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a strong and active Jewish leader through learning, leadership training, community service and getting involved in your local community. By offering you dynamic and interactive programming and a support network of peers from around the world, Leadership Summit helps you leverage your deep connection with Israel to prepare you for active involvement in Jewish life when you return home.

 

December 15-19, 2013

 

(application due by November 25 – open to participants ages 21 and up)

 

Lej Leja

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Program Description

Meizam is a five-month professional internship program open to college and university graduates from all over Latin America. In addition there is an Entrepreneurship course and visits to firms and organizations.

Hundreds of leading Israeli companies in fields ranging from law, media, economics, and politics to public relations, education, social work, engineering, and more have chosen to work with Meizam, which translates into an amazing variety of opportunities for the participant. A professional internship in Israel is an impressive and prestigious addition to your resume and will enhance your career.

 

Status 1

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Program Description

Status is a five month professional internship program for Russian speakers, similar to the popular Career Israel program for English speakers. Status offers a wide range of internship placements ranging from finance to nonprofit and more.
 
One of the things that makes this program special is not just thatyou will work at a great company of your choice but also that you are provided with living accommodations in the city of your choice; Haifa, Tel Aviv or Jerusalem which enables you to get the full experience of living and working in Israel. Some internship areas include: Business, Communications/Media, Computer Science, Hi-Tech Entrepreneurship, Science, Finance, Social Action, Social Sciences, Education, Engineering and more!