Loveland, Ohio – “Living in Tel Aviv is a one of a kind experience,” says Loveland High School grad Nate Schweiger. Schweiger, along with Loveland alumnae Caryn Duvall, and Marissa Witt spent this past summer taking part in Onward Israel.
The Onward Israel program, which is administered by JVS Career Services, places Jewish students in internships in Tel Aviv, and this year, 32 college students from across the Greater Cincinnati area took part in the program.
Schweiger is currently a junior at Ohio University majoring in Communications Studies, and interned at Eloops as a B2B Sales Manager. Eloops is an employee engagement platform to help companies connect their employees to one another and improve productivity. In Scheweiger’s first week of work, he created an app called TLV Express, which enabled Onward participants to find their way around the city. Another task of his was to re-write the company’s help center in grammatically correct English.
Caryn Duvall is a senior at the University of Cincinnati and is majoring in Speech Pathology, and interned at The Language Kindergarten, where children with disabilities are able to develop their skills with an occupational therapist, physical therapist, and speech pathologist. Duvall shadowed individual therapy sessions and learned strategies and treatments for a number of disabilities. She is especially interested in the different practices between speech pathology professionals in Israel and the US.
The Onward Israel program is made possible through a Cincy Journeys post-high school Israel travel grant funded by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and administered by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. Through the Cincy Journeys program, Cincinnati Onward Israel interns are in the unique position of participating in this incredible experience for free.