JNS.org – Birthright Israel Excel, a new program from Taglit-Birthright Israel, has brought 40 select students from North America in Israel for 10-week internships with the country’s leading companies in the business and technology fields.
The program allows the talented young students to become immersed in Israel’s busiest industries and to learn directly from top executives. The internship is the first part of a yearlong program aimed at integrating the students into the Israeli business world to give them the tools needed to become Jewish leaders in their respective communities.
This year’s Birthright Excel group recently arrived in Israel and attended an official opening ceremony at the Microsoft offices in Ra’anana, where they were joined by U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro and Taglit-Birthright Israel CEO Gidi Mark.
“This program gives excellent students an opportunity to intern at the leading companies in the Israeli market,” Mark said. “I have no doubt that [when they return] they will have central roles in the United States.”