Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Summer Internship Program

The application deadline is approaching for the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Summer Internship Program (it is March 25, 2010).

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute accepts six undergraduate and two graduate students with a demonstrated interest in Women’s Studies, Jewish Women’s Studies, or topics related to Jewish women/Jewish gender issues around the world to participate in our residential internship program. Applications are accepted from students attending universities in the US and abroad.

Undergraduate Interns:
–Work 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday
–Produce under staff supervision, an original piece of scholarly or creative work focusing on Jewish women and/or gender issues
–Work closely with HBI and Brandeis staff and scholars on new and established research projects
–Learn about the daily operations of an academic research institute by occasionally assisting with administrative tasks
–Visit local institutions and organizations of Jewish interest
–Meet local community activists
–Live on the Brandeis campus in subsidized housing

Similar in structure to the undergraduate program, the graduate student interns assist HBI-affiliated scholars as well as work on their own research projects. Graduate student interns work closely with their supervisors, who also act as their academic advisors. While not a requirement, the ideal candidates are working towards a degree in an area of study related to the supervisors’ expertise. All field trips and extracurricular activities are optional for the graduate student interns.

For details of this summer’s projects and application instructions, visit the internship site.