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Israel Hospitality Internship in Jerusalem

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Israel Hospitality Internship in Jerusalem

Gain hands-on experience within the hospitality industry, working within a lively, energetic hostel in downtown, central Jerusalem!

Prices from US$795

Throughout the course of history, the captivating and mystical land of Israel has been the meeting point for cultures, civilisations and religions. Serving as the sacred centre and origin for many of the world’s monotheistic religions, the diversity of Israel is second to none.
Jerusalem is not only an historic and holy city for 3 major world religions, but also a dynamic and diverse modern city with an international vibe and continental lifestyle. This internship offers participants the perfect opportunity to gain hands-on experience within the hospitality industry, working within a lively, energetic hostel  in downtown, central Jerusalem. This area is home to countless shops, cafes, food and art,  as well as the historic and religiously significant Old City. 
 

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Have the chance to visit some of the most holy sites in all of Christendom 
  • Delve into the mixed cultures of Arabs, Jews, and Christians 
  • Get the chance to meet visitors from all over the world and all walks of life 
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PROJECT REQUIRMENTS

  • Up-to-date resume / CV 
  • Applicants must be aged 21 or above

FAST FACTS

Location Jerusalem, Israel 
Activities Hosting tourists
Cooking & cleaning
Coordinating local tours and events
Managing bookings
Transport Taxi transfer to Jerusalem (budget around £12)
Accommodation  Hostel 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support 
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Accommodation
Local orientation
Project training
In-country emergency support 
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

The Frontier-Israel Hospitality Internship aims to provide recent graduates and students with the opportunity to gain some hands-on work experience within the hospitality industry supporting staff in our fun popular backpackers hostel.
 
The hostel where you will be placed is a travel-center, popular with international travelers, located in the center of Jerusalem. The hostel is dedicated to the promotion and execution of ecological travel while maintaining a fun and dynamic hostel environment full of curious international travelers interested in learning more about their fascinating surroundings.  Interns will become an integral part of the hostel staff, contributing towards the day to day running and operation of the hostel. 
 
The hostel is dedicated to providing the best travel experience for foreign backpackers and independent travelers, and showing them the best that Jerusalem and Israel have to offer. It offers a range of services and facilities such as an on-site tour company, travel desk, bar, huge lounge with daily evening activities, a rooftop, a free daily tour to the old city, and much much more. 
 
Despite being one of the largest hostels in Israel,  we aim to maintain that welcoming, family run, small hostel feel. The internship programme was created specifically for this reason, to create a dynamic and fun atmosphere at the hostel by interacting with like-minded international guests that are constantly passing through. Interns and guests typically explore the city together and learn more about this incredible place. 
 
 

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Upon arrival in Jerusalem, you will be given a comprehensive orientation to prepare you for your upcoming placement. You will be provided with detailed travel advice and taken on a walking tour of the Old City and the famous Machane Yehuda market. We will even provide you with a discount card to experience Jerusalem’s vibrant night-life!
 
Throughout the placement you will be involved in several important tasks. Some of these include "chaperoning" groups of  guests to and from the daily walking tour offered by the hostel, helping to plan, execute, and promote social activities and events within the hostel facilities (including but not limited to pub crawls, open mic nights, games, parties, etc.), and maintaining the daily flow of the hostel (serving breakfast, tidying up around the hostel and serving in the bar at night). 
 
Your help may also be needed in the hostel kitchen and bar to serve  guests and to do light cleaning around the hostel. You will also help to arrange and plan the weekly communal Shabbat dinner which is cooked together with the hostel chef and guests. We urge volunteers to come with an open mind and their own initiative.
 
Above all, the hostel is looking for  interns who enjoy constantly interacting with the international guests to contribute to the friendly, hospitable and fun environment. 
 
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Event planning
  • Serving breakfast
  • Serving in the bar
  • Light cleaning around the common areas of the hostel (no room cleaning)
  • Guiding  guests on daily activities around Jerusalem
You will be expected to work 6 hours per day, 5 days per week although your detailed itinerary will be agreed with your coordinator upon arrival. There will also be weekly team meetings (one hour) and occasional team projects. Please also be aware that your days off may not necessarily coincide with weekends.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will fly into Tel Aviv airport where you will then use our easy to follow instructions to make your way to the project meeting point in Jerusalem. We will provide you with all the information you need prior to your departure to enable you to plan your journey.  Upon arrival at the meeting point you will be met by a friendly Frontier representative and given a comprehensive orientation alongside your fellow volunteers!
 

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Throughout your placement you will be staying in dormitory style accommodation, which will be shared with hostel staff and interns only.  The accommodation is mixed-sex and located in one of the hostel wings. The room includes a shower, toilet, free WiFi, air conditioning and a small refrigerator. Towels and linen are provided. Interns are also welcome to use the hostel facilities such as the communal kitchen, computer room, TV lounge, bar, and rooftop terrace.

 

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

Food is not included except for breakfast at the hostel. This is a fun element of travelling away from home as it gives you that added freedom and is a good opportunity to bond with fellow travellers when taking it in turns to prepare meals.  In addition, you should budget around $50 per week for food.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

After your stay at the Hostel, why not explore more of Israel and see what it has to offer?  During your days off it is also possible to travel around the country, or visit Israel’s neighboring country Jordan.  Frontier can also help arrange other projects for you to do: you can volunteer at a Desert Wildlife Reserve, interact with children at an Israeli Multicultural Summer Camp, or engage in construction work at the Desert Eco Building project.  
 
In addition to our projects, Israel has a lot to offer.  You can venture to the beautiful beaches of Tel Aviv or the Dead Sea, see historical and religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem, or see the beautiful architecture in Haifa.  There is so much in Israel to do you will have to try hard to become bored!  

COSTS

6 weeks US$795

DEPARTURE DATES

Please check for availability before applying to this popular project.

DATES & COSTS

Minimum duration is 6 weeks, maximum duration is 9 weeks.

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Tel Aviv (TLV)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

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