web analytics
August 30, 2015 / 15 Elul, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Harvard Students Match MBA Interns with Israeli Companies

Two Harvard MBA students just started a non-profit which introduces high quality MBA students seeking internships, to Israeli companies seeking top-notch students
Della Heiman (L) and Sara Greenberg are Harvard Business School students who launched Inside IL

Della Heiman (L) and Sara Greenberg are Harvard Business School students who launched Inside IL
Photo Credit: Inside IL website

Two Harvard Business School women have created a new non-profit, Inside IL, which matches American MBA students with Israeli businesses, start-ups, or multinationals with a strong presence in Israel.

Inside IL also provides all kinds of logistical help, and even grants, for those interested in living and working in the start-up nation, but who find the process of working through all the details daunting.

The official launch of Inside IL was Monday, Feb. 24.

The founders of this program are American business school students who love and value Israel, and who recognized that lots of their business school peers were excited about business opportunities in Israel.

Sara Greenberg, from suburban Philadelphia, is a first year Harvard Business School student. She is in a joint degree program with the Harvard Kennedy School. Greenberg has lived and worked in Israel, as well as in the U.S. and in Hong Kong, China.

Greenberg is also a member of the Israeli LaCrosse Team (the team which forfeited the opportunity to win in the Federation of International LaCrosse 2013 Women’s World Cup, because they refused to play on Shabbat).

Greenberg’s partner, Della Heiman, is a second year Harvard B School student, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She has lived and worked in many places across the globe, including Israel, Jordan and Ethiopia.

Greenberg spoke with The Jewish Press by telephone Thursday, Feb. 27.

“Della and I have both worked in Israel, and we heard from many business colleagues that they wanted to find any easy way to connect with top-notch American business students,” Greenberg said.

“And now we are both in business school at Harvard, and lots of our peers are interested in and excited by what everyone really thinks of as the ‘start-up nation.’ So we thought, wouldn’t it be great to put these worlds together?”

Together, their vision for Inside IL is to “create opportunities for top-notch MBA students and add value to Israeli businesses.”

How does it work?

Inside IL works with both parties in the project. They help Israeli companies explore and structure meaningful internship opportunities that will be appealing to MBA students.

Inside IL then provides the MBA students with the information about the internship opportunities with companies in Israel, through its website.  The students mine the Inside IL database, and apply directly to the companies.

Although the companies make the selection decisions, Inside IL provides assistance to the applicants.  It offers grants to MBA interns to subsidize flights, housing and other expenses. It also provides logistical assistance with housing and visa applications.

And once an MBA student secures an internship position in Israel, Inside IL offers additional, optional, programming such as lectures, networking events and excursions in Israel.

In other words, for highly qualified business school students interested in internship opportunities in Israel, but who are stymied by the process of identifying businesses which have internships, or figuring out how to work through the logistics of getting to, and living in Israel, Inside IL is the perfect matchmaker.

Greenberg explained that their premise was that the Israeli companies would be getting high quality applicants. They insisted that the internships are all paid ones. However, because there are many opportunities with businesses which are in start-up mode, the stipends being offered may not be competitive with non-Israeli companies.

In order to deal with this potential stumbling block, Inside IL created a philanthropic foundation to raise funds to provide subsidies to qualified interns. Once a student is offered an internship by one of the businesses, the student can then apply for the subsidy through Inside IL.

There are currently 14 internship opportunities listed on the Inside IL site. They run the gamut from high tech companies, various start-ups, biotech, product development and finance. The companies are seeking interns for positions in Jerusalem, Herzliya, Tel Aviv, and elsewhere in Israel.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

2 Responses to “Harvard Students Match MBA Interns with Israeli Companies”

  1. Excellent opportunity and brilliant idea. This article should be shared widely.

  2. Carlos Font says:

    Those students that get to go
    to Israel are going to be surprised at the "start-up nation". Jerusalem is one most beautiful and sophisticated cities I've ever seen. I'm going there soon to supervise my daughter's delivery of twins, a boy and a girl. Can't wait!

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Rabbi Norman Lamm of Yeshiva University
Emes Ve-Emunah: Living Up to the Ideals of Modern Orthodoxy
Latest News Stories

The car headed towards a group of four soldiers in Hebron, striking one.

Prince Albert II of Monaco

The ruler of the Principality of Monaco, Prince Albert II, on Thursday issued a formal apology for his country’s role in deporting Jews to Nazi death camps during World War II.

Obama and Jewish Organization Leaders

Speaking to Jewish leaders and the American Jewish community on Friday afternoon, President Barack Obama said he’s had arguments with the Israeli leadership because he considers them his friends.

Hillary Rodham Clinton.

She denies that her criticism of Republicans wanting to put immigrants in “boxcars” was a reference to the Holocaust.

Iranian President Rouhani said Saturday the parliament should not vote on the nuclear deal so that it will not become a legal obligation.

The airport workers; committees new excuse to shut down the airport is to hold a solidarity strike with the Israel Broadcasting Authority.

The daily also accuses the US of being the “biggest settlement country” that “enslaves millions of Hispanics.”

Swiss Ambassador Portrays U.S. and Iran as doves of peace defecating on Netanyahu.

He will arrive Sunday and will be “updated on strategic issues,” meaning Iran.

The boundary, enabling Jewish students to carry on Shabbat, will be made of plastic “lechies” on utility poles.

The café opened in 1939 and was closed n 1949.

A growing number of Arabs in Gaza are calling on people to burn down Hamas institutions.

An Oxford University professor’s new book uncovers what most Israelis know – that the Americans are not “Wild West” cowboys.

A report by the entity responsible for ensuring the peaceful development of nuclear energy worldwide and the one upon which the world depends for monitoring Iran’s nuclear activity revealed that over the past few months Iran has been working on and adding to a building at its Parchin site. Parchin is an Iranian military complex located southeast of Tehran. It […]

Israeli artists build an ice wall at the Davidson Center, near the Kotel in Jerusalem. The wall was based on a piece by American artist Allan Kaprow who built something similar in Israel, in 1980, perpendicular to the Temple Mount. Photos by Yonatan Sindel / Flash90.

About 30 protesters from the Jewish Defense League on Wednesday evening stood at a picket line holding Israeli and Canadian flags outside billionaire Bernard (Barry) Sherman’s north Toronto home during his cocktail fundraiser for the Liberal party.

More Articles from Lori Lowenthal Marcus
Swiss Amb. to Iran Giulo Haas presents his credentials to Iranian Pres. Rouhani

Swiss Ambassador Portrays U.S. and Iran as doves of peace defecating on Netanyahu.

State Department Spokesperson John Kirby. Aug. 27, 2015.

A report by the entity responsible for ensuring the peaceful development of nuclear energy worldwide and the one upon which the world depends for monitoring Iran’s nuclear activity revealed that over the past few months Iran has been working on and adding to a building at its Parchin site. Parchin is an Iranian military complex located southeast of Tehran. It […]

The Donald and the Cruz together against Iran on Sept. 9 at D.C. rally.

Maloney said that despite the administration’s diplomatic efforts, she could not support the Nuclear Iran Deal.

190 military officers signed a letter to the Congressional leadership, warning against the Nuclear Iran Deal.

Billboards up in Baltimore calling on Maryland Senators Cardin and Mikulski to vote against the Nuclear Iran Deal.

Tehran ‘rejects the existence of any Israeli on Earth’ and told the P5+1 that during JCPOA negotiations.

How they vote in September (on the Iran deal) will be remembered in November, is the message to US legislators.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/harvard-b-school-students-match-mba-interns-and-israeli-companies/2014/02/28/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: