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Brandeis wants its students to have direct engagement with the world outside the classroom. Photo by Mike Lovett.

Internships

Brandeis encourages students to complete one or more internship experiences to help them explore and prepare for future careers. The average Brandeis student completes 2-3 internships, with recent placements including the U.S. State Department in Krakow, Poland; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Sunnite Islamic Legal Court of Tripoli; Children’s Hospital Boston; the New England Aquarium; and Central Bank of the Philippines. Brandeis’ Hiatt Career Center actively assists students in selecting and securing internship opportunities, and the World of Work stipend and other financial support programs can help students fund unpaid internships and volunteer projects.

Justice Brandeis Semester

A Justice Brandeis Semester (JBS) is an engaging, immersive academic program in which small groups of students explore a thematic topic through inquiry-based courses linked to real-world experiential opportunities. JBS internships, field-based research, creative work or community-engaged learning allow students to build close relationships with professors and small groups of students and acquire skills that will make them stand apart from their peers after Brandeis. Recent topics include “Civil Rights and Racial Justice in Mississippi,” “Environmental Health and Justice,” and “Filmmaking: From Script to Screen.”

Other Experiential Learning Opportunities

Experiential learning at Brandeis helps to develop knowledge, skills and values in diverse practical settings, deepening the liberal arts education and preparing graduates to enter the workforce as experienced professionals. Students take part in experiential learning through community-engaged learning opportunities, creative and studio work, field-based research, and Brandeis campus organizations. More information can be found on the Experiential Learning blog or ExCEL (Experiential and Community Engaged Learning) website.