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The Next Step Experience

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide an experiential learning environment where teens learn critical work skills today in preparation for tomorrow’s work. Through internships, touring, and deep exploration of critical work skills, we explore the relationship of our profession and our identity. Our interns will engage with and learn to master all the right stuff that leads to career success!

Our Program

Next Step Israel Internships is the best way for teens to build career skills and explore their identity in the land of Israel. Our interns will spend 5 weeks interning with Jerusalem area companies and organizations. On the weekends, we depart Jerusalem and tour in cities like Tel Aviv, Tiberias, and Tsfat. Our weeknights are spent unwinding from our work day, touring local Jerusalem cultural and tourist attractions, developing our work skills through group sharing, and building our skills through workshops with local experts.

Our Skills

We believe in learning through doing! A successful person in a successful work environment will draw upon the following skills, which our interns will gain firsthand experience in.

FOUNDATIONAL
SKILLS
  • Flexibility
  • Positive attitude
  • Perseverance
  • Organization
  • Timeliness
  • Seeks out information
INTERPERSONAL
SKILLS
  • Respect for self and others
  • Asks for feedback
  • Follows direction
  • Conflict resolution
  • Stakeholder management
TEAMWORK
SKILLS
  • Work with different types of people
  • Contribute to team goals
  • Deliver on personal work
COMMUNICATION
SKILLS
  • Expresses idea clearly
  • Asks questions
  • Responsiveness
PROBLEM SOLVING AND
CRITICAL THINKING
  • Agility and lateral thinking
  • Preempting challenges
  • Plan A and plan B strategies
Values

Our Values

The traditions and values of our shared Jewish heritage imparts great experience, shares deep wisdom, and demonstrates the amazing perseverance of our people. Our core values are best expressed through an exploration of the Rabbinic aphorism in Pirkei Avot of “Derech Eretz kadma LaTorah” – Derech Eretz as a reference to the necessity of earning a livelihood and the skills and mannerisms required to do so, kadma LaTorah as the link of those imperatives to the moral and ethical baseline of our work-life balance and Jewish identity.