What is Birthright Israel Excel?
Birthright Israel Excel is an elite year-long fellowship program beginning with a 10-week business internship in Israel for talented Jewish college sophomores, juniors and select seniors *(see other FAQs for more details) who are pursuing careers in business and/or technology. During the program, each Birthright Israel Excel Fellow will intern at a prominent Israeli company with global reach from a wide selection of industries, including finance, venture capital, consulting, hi-tech, bio-tech and social media. Throughout the summer, Birthright Israel Excel Fellows will engage with distinguished Israeli leaders from business, technology, politics and philanthropic organizations on a broad range of topics including leadership, Jewish identity, the global economy, and teamwork.
In addition, Birthright Israel Excel Fellows will travel to Israeli sites and projects designed to encourage a deeper understanding of the State of Israel and it’s history. Upon completion of the summer programming, Birthright Israel Excel alumni will continue to network together to expand both their leadership and business acumen and join an exclusive community of future international Jewish business and technology leaders.