In the summer of 2021, the Boston Onward Israel program paired me with an internship at the Cukierman and Co. Investment House in Tel Aviv. After two semesters of remote learning at Northeastern University and then a remote six-month co-op with a bank, I was eager to change the pace of my college trajectory, gain more work experience and learn more about the Israeli startup ecosystem.

Marisa Palace in Tel Aviv 1
(Photo: Marisa Palace)
To get the fullest experience, I decided to extend my internship here by participating in another Masa Israel program after Onward! I am still in Tel Aviv at the same company I interned with this summer and it’s a wonderful experience. My role as an analyst allows me to complete research on Israeli companies, find relevant investors and companies to work with and communicate directly with these new contacts. If I had not extended my role, I would not have been able to dive as deep into the market and complete larger, more significant projects. Onward provided a great introduction to Israel, but the longer program offered an opportunity to make Israel my home away from home both personally and professionally.
Marisa Palace in Tel Aviv 2
(Photo: Marisa Palace)
Marisa Palace, Northeastern University ’23, is a business administration major who interned at the Cukierman and Co. Investment House through the Boston Onward Israel program. She has extended her internship through Top Israel Intern’s Masa Israel program.
Boston Onward Israel Summer 2022 applications open Nov. 23, 2021, here. The Boston Onward Israel professional internship program is a partnership between the Hillel Council of New England, Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston and the Government of Israel through Masa.

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