Masa interns explore Jewish nonprofits and Israeli startups 

Masa interns explore Jewish nonprofits and Israeli startups 

Masa Israel Journey — the long-term educational experience cultivating Jewish connectedness for 16- to 35-year-olds — has created the Masa Alumni Summer Internships. These two new programs provide specialized tracks for dozens of Masa alumni interested in either the Jewish nonprofit world or Israeli tech startups.

The first cohort of aspiring Jewish professionals will intern at several leading organizations, including UJA-Federation of New York, Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, and the Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore.

“As these interns develop their professional abilities, the nonprofits benefit from their fresh perspectives,” Masa’s director of partnerships, Gali Gordon said. “And the Jewish world in its entirety is strengthened by their unique backgrounds and understanding of Israel-Diaspora relations.”

Through Masa’s Startup Nation in New York program, 10 Masa alumni with a wide range of capabilities will work in Israeli startups in New York City while attending weekly professional development sessions.

“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,” its 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.”

Since it was founded by the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and the Jewish Agency in 2004, Masa Israel Journey has worked with more than 170,000 young people from more than 60 countries.

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