Excel is a lifelong fellowship beginning with a professional & educational summer in Israel
North American Applicants Registration is now closed
Registration is now closed
North American Applicants The 2016 application will be open fromNovember 15, 2015 to January 24, 2016.
Our program offers competitive in-depth summer internships with leading companies in the areas of consulting, venture capital, finance, bio-tech and more. Throughout your internship you will hone your skills in financial modeling, sharpen your competence in market/industry research, and learn what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.
As participants return from their summer in Israel, they become part of the Birthright Israel Excel Leadership Network. As part of this network, the participants convene for an annual retreat where they meet with prominent business leaders, politicians and leadership educators.
Israelis can apply to be a part of the Birthright Israel Excel program as an "Israeli Peer". This is an exclusive opportunity to meet with leaders in the Israeli business world and build one-on-one connections with your peers from abroad.
Working in a professional setting in Israel helped me to understand and develop my strengths as an aspiring professional
The program's strength lies in its ability to combine professional content with social opportunities: a winning combination which united us as a group.
I knew that Excel would provide me with invaluable work experience, but I did not expect to create so many life-long friendships with Israelis and Americans
I sat in on a dozen pitches by startup companies, and not only learned about industry trends, but also picked the brains of venture capitalists
We had the opportunity to hear and engage in discussions with leading figures of the Startup Nation while dealing with the complex situation of a military operation in the south...
The work experience I gained, the people I met, the connections I made, and the amazing time I had touring Israel was an invaluable experience
The program represents the main vision of Taglit-Birthright Israel as it encompasses Judaism and Zionism but Excel adds the aspect of business, technology and innovation.
Combining my love of Israel and Jewish people with my love for business and entrepreneurship truly made this summer one that I will never forget
I embarked upon this journey with the intention of strengthening my personal identity as a Jew, a leader and future businessman
Excel introduced me to dozens of preeminent Israeli business, military, and political leaders. 40 inspiringly-motivated North Americans are paired with 40 incredible Israelis, ...
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