Summer 2017: June 5 through July 28
- Participate in a 35 hour per week, Monday-Friday, internship program
- Produce, under staff supervision, an original piece of scholarly research 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 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
- Receive a weekly stipend
How to Apply
Please submit each of the following items through the online application.
- Two paragraphs identifying which TWO of the Supervised Projects listed below are of interest and a description of your qualifications.
A 500-word 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.). Can be emailed directly to email@example.com
- C.V. / Resumé
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute MS 079
Waltham, MA 02454
Supervised Undergraduate Projects (Summer 2017):
- The Words to Say It: An Exploration of the Use - and Abuse - of Language in Activism for Social Justice - Assist Women's Studies Research Center Scholar Janet Freedman with her project examining how language is used to define and direct debate.
- Mariana Yampolsky’s Mexican Art: Captured Moments in Latin America’s Socialist Landscape - Explore the evolution of transnational socialism brought by Eastern European Jewish immigrants to Latin America by examining the art work of Mariana Yampolsky.
- Religious Divorce in Boston: Exploring Jewish and Muslim Processes - Assist with implementing and analyzing interviews with local clergy about their role in processing divorce disputes under religious law.
- HBI Blog Assistant - Provide assistance to the HBI Communications team by developing ideas for future HBI blogs.
- A Feminist Commentary on the Babylonian Talmud: Tractate Arakhin - Assist Professor Jane Kanarek of Hebrew College with a multi-year, international project to write a feminist commentary on the entire Babylonian Talmud.
- Rebels in the Family: A Memoir from Creation to Now - Help research the background to Women's Studies Research Center Scholar Penina Adelman's fictionalized family memoir.
A Victim of Her Time: The Lives of Stella Goldschlag – Gestapo Informer and Holocaust Survivor - Assist Brandeis Professor of Holocaust Studies, Laura Jockusch, in the initial stage of a new project that reappraises the tragic story of Gestapo informer Stella Goldschlag (1922-1994).
MBAs as HOS: The Changing Face of Jewish Day School Leadership - Assist Dr. Deborah Skolnick Einhorn of Hebrew College in a new project examining an apparent trend in appointing non-educators as heads of Jewish day schools in the US.