Summer 2016: June 6 - July 29
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
Please submit each of the following items through the online application.
Two paragraphs identifying which ONE of the Supervised Projects listed below are of interest and a description of your qualifications
- A description of your research
Two academic references (References can be emailed directly to email@example.com)
C.V. / Resumé
Application deadline, extended: Thursday, April 14, 2016.
The Hadassah-Brandeis InstituteMS 079
Supervised Graduate Projects (Summer 2016)
- Critical Reception to Philip Roth’s Changing Presentation of “The Jewish Mother” in Portnoy’s Complaint, The Plot Against America, and Nemesis
Construct an annotated bibliography for a conference paper that Professor Sylvia Barack Fishman will present at the next AJS conference.
- A Feminist Commentary on the Babylonian Talmud: Tractate Arakhin
Assist Rabbi Jane Kanarek of Hebrew College on her research for a feminist commentary on the Tractate Arakhin.
- Religious Divorce in Boston: Exploring Jewish and Muslim Processes
Assist Dr. Fishbayn Joffe in identifying resources and contacts on Islamic divorce in the Greater Boston in order to create resources for lawyers assisting clients with religious divorce.