Israel Experience

Why choose Israel Experience?

The Career Israel internship program is a professional internship program open to college/university graduates from all over the world. The program provides internship placements in leading companies and organizations in the private and public sectors in Israel- in any and every field. The program also includes a Hebrew study program, tours and seminars throughout the country, and extracurricular enrichment activities. The program also provides accommodations in the heart of Tel Aviv and in the newly renovated dorms of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and 24/7 staff support.


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Yes, I recommend this program

The Best Decision I Ever Made.

The Career Israel program is top-notch! I found a great internship in environmental advocacy in Jerusalem, although internships are available in any industry and at many of Israel's top companies/organizations. I met some of my best friends (including my now husband), and learned more about Israel and Israeli society than I ever could have hoped for. The staff of Career Israel is also fantastic. This program provides the perfect combination of living in Israel like a local while also having a community of fellow travelers from around the world, and the internship helped me advance in my career goals and aspirations. I would recommend this program to anyone who is looking to live in Israel, deepen their connection to the country, challenge themselves and advance themselves. I wish that I could do it again! :)

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No, I don't recommend this program

Career Israel is Fraudulent

My experience with Career Israel has been a nightmare. So far they have lied about our accommodations and left a group of ten of us without housing. We have been shuffled around 5 times and been forced to live out of a suitcase. They have put us up in a hotel and made us share beds and sometimes even couches. Nobody from the program staff can ever be reached for assistance and the Madrichim know nothing and have no way to assist us.

It is not just my group having problems, my friends on the Tel Aviv program were housed in an overbooked apartment and are sleeping in a kitchen. I kid you not, they were forced to put their beds in the kitchen. Career Israel has done nothing for them

From day one everything has been disorganized and dishonest. Starting with making us arrive a day earlier than needed and travel out of pocket to meet the rest of the group because we are deemed not as important because we are a minority. Our bus was 2 hours late and when we arrived at our housing it was unsuitable and so we moved for the first of many times. In fact I'm currently writing this review from a lobby because Career Israel isn't even sure if we will have a place to stay tonight.

Sure its great to get matched with an internship but if you are at all competent you should be able to do so by yourself. My advice, save yourself the money and get an internship in Israel on your own.

The experience you are getting is not thanks to Career Israel, its thanks to being in the country and working in a field you love. Let's not confuse the two.

I wouldn't even advise my worst enemy to go on this program.

Response from Israel Experience

We are incredibly sorry to read these reactions and we of course invite any participant who is feeling dissatisfied with the living accommodations we have provided to be directly in touch with Hodaya.

We have done everything in our power to make sure that each and every summer participant is housed and comfortable for the entire summer in both central Jerusalem hotel complex and the Tel Aviv University dorms. For those who have expressed dissatisfaction with the accommodations, we have offered a refund. Our participants’ satisfaction and well-being is our highest priority. We will continue now and in the future to do everything in our power to ensure that.

Again, please be sure to be in touch with us directly if you have any questions or issues.

Sarah Hindman, Marketing Director

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Yes, I recommend this program

Career Israel - amazing opportunity to live in Israel!

This is a 5 month program where you can live/work/volunteer in Israel. There is a lot of flexibility to this program and it really is whatever you decide to make of it. I lived in Tel Aviv and worked at a high tech company during the program, also part of the experience was taking hebrew classes and traveling throughout the country. It was a great opportunity to spend time in Israel and really get a sense for what an amazing country it is! I met some amazing people from all over the world and wouldn't trade my time in israel, and on the career israel program, for anything!

Do go with an open mind and if you're looking for 5* accommodations this is not the trip for you... but if you're open to new experiences and want a chance to really get a feeling for life in Israel, beyond a 10 day Birthright trip, I highly recommend Career Israel!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Best decision of my life!

This program was an all-around incredible experience. Including an amazing internship, travelling through out the country, and making amazing international friendships and networking contacts. Coming on this program was the best decision I ever made. The staff was beyond incredible throughout the entire process. From the moment I began my application they have been incredibly responsive, caring, organized and available. I would recommend this program to anyone!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Career Israel

Career Israel changed my life. I had the most amazing life changing experience and made friends for life. I learned so much about Israel and about myself in the process and also got further in my career.


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