Way More Israel participants live in apartments in Jerusalem’s Old city, with approximately 6 people living in one apartment. Rooms are shared; a private room may be an option at an additional expense.
The apartments are fully furnished with beds, table and chairs, heat/air-conditioning, washing machine, wifi and basic kitchen appliances. Blankets, pillows, linen and towels are provided by Way More Israel.
You’ll need to bring everything you need to make you feel at home. Since the weather in Jerusalem is “predictably unpredictable”, you’ll need both warm and cool clothing. In the summer, it can get extremely hot. When it rains (October through February) you’ll need sweaters, boots, and jackets, especially because central heating is not found everywhere. You’ll also need clothes suitable for the workplace if you are interning.
After submitting your resume and specifying what you are interested in, you will meet with Way More Israel’s internship coordinator to determine what will suit you best. This interview is important because it will determine how you spend three months in Israel so it’s important to present yourself professionally.
International work experience is a huge bonus on your resume, which can open up way more doors for you and your future. Some interns in Israel get offered paid jobs following their internship placements (but we can’t guarantee anything). Interacting with Israelis on the job will give you a real feel of what it’s like to live and work in Israel.
Volunteering is done weekly on the Way More Israel program by the whole group. In addition, participants can choose to volunteer full-time every day instead of interning. Some of the volunteer projects include:
Masa provides a grant which you can apply for here: http://www.masaisrael.org/grants/apply. You must apply for the grant in addition to applying to Way More Israel. If you can demonstrate a financial need, you can get an additioanl “needs-based” Masa scholarship. People from outside North America may be eligible for more Masa scholarship money. Contact Masa for more details.
There are many options out there, including:
Please contact our staff with questions/concerns.
Participants usually spend $400-600 per month for food, local travel and personal expenses. Cellphone rental and travel outside of Jerusalem could increase your costs. This is only a guideline and some participants will spend more or less. Bring your ATM card with you – it’s the quickest and easiest way to get cash!
We can try to accommodate you, but generally that is not possible since companies are counting on you and your work at their company.