Sorensen Fellowship

We Give You $4000, You Put Social Justice Into Action.

    meet the 2015 Sorensen fellows.

The 2015 Sorensen Fellowship deadline has now passed. To see what the application might look like for summer 2016, click here.

Conserve the rainforest. Help fight AIDS. Spread literacy. Teach art to orphans. Given the chance, how would you put social justice into action?

Become a Sorensen Fellow and spend next summer working on issues that matter to YOU in the organization of YOUR choice.

A Three-Part Experience

Sorensen Fellowship 2015:

  • Spring 2015: Take a course of your choosing as academic preparation for your internship.
  • Summer 2015: Intern in the organization of your choice, anywhere in the world. Tackle issues of international importance like coexistence, human rights, international law, hunger relief, gender equality, development, education, global health, AIDS prevention, refugee assistance, or something we haven't thought of!
  • Fall 2015: Take a course with the other Fellows to reflect and write about the internship experience.
Paul sukijthamapan,
Sorensen 2011, in
east Timor


Sorensen Fellows receive a $4000 stipend ($3500 if internship is in the U.S.) intended to cover travel and modest living expenses for a summer internship.


Sorensen Fellows must be Brandeis sophomores or juniors in the fall of 2014. Students from any major are eligible. Fellows must be on campus in Spring 2015 and Fall 2015. We are pleased to consider applications from those who have previously applied.

Click here to learn about Ted Sorensen, JFK's presidential speechwriter, for whom the fellowship is named.