Similar in structure to the undergraduate program, the graduate student interns also facilitate the research of HBI affiliated scholars while carrying out their own research projects. Graduate student interns interact closely with their supervisors, who act as their academic advisers. 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.
- Participate in a 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, internship program
- Produce under staff supervision, an original piece of scholarly research, a chapter from a dissertation, or a creative and/or artistic project that focuses on Jewish gender issues
- Assist HBI affiliated scholars and Brandeis Offices with research and administrative tasks.
- Learn about the daily operations of an academic research institute
- Receive a weekly stipend
- Visit local institutions and organizations of Jewish interest
- Meet local community activists
- Live on the Brandeis campus in subsidized housing
How to Apply
Graduate students interested in applying to the HBI Internship Program will need to provide the following materials:
- Two paragraphs identifying which TWO of the Supervised Projects listed below are of interest and a description of your qualifications.
- A one page essay explaining your interest in Jewish gender studies.
- One or two project ideas for an independent project
- Two references; one academic and one work related (extra curricular activity; work study; etc.)
- C.V. / Resumé
Supervised Graduate Projects (Summer 2013)
- Jewish Childhood in Poland: Survival and Transformation in the Wartime and Early Postwar Realities, 1939 - 1950 (pdf)
Joanna Michlic, Director of the HBI Project of Families, Children and the Holocaust
Assist in the preparation of a bibliography of rescue operations in Poland, and depending on language ability, work on translations of Polish and Yiddish testimonies.
- Finding a Seat on the Bus: Is the Emergent Practice of Sex Segregation among Ultra Orthodox Groups in Israel a Harmful Cultural Practice under CEDAW? (pdf)
Lisa Fishbayn, HBI Director of the project Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law
Contribute research on the status of sex segregation practices under international human rights law.