- 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
Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Projects (Summer 2013)
For complete project description, click on link to download the .pdf version
- Outreach For Women’s Films at the National Center for Jewish Film (pdf)
Lisa Rivo, National Center for Jewish Film
Assist with several new outreach and publicity initiatives on behalf of documentaries and fiction feature films exploring the life and work of Jewish women
- “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Gender and Volunteering among Jewish Young Adults (pdf)
Matthew Boxer and Fern Chertok, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies
Provide the researchers with assistance on their project addressing the gender specific motivations of men for volunteer involvement.
- “Give me A Face:” Selected Translations of Israeli Poet Tzvia Litevsky (pdf)
Ilana Szobel, Brandeis University
Assist in the first English translation of the contemporary poet.
- Women and Ritual (pdf)
Debra Reed Blank, Women's Studies Research Center
Assist on the final stages of a book concerning the development of birth rituals for Jewish girls in the US, and research the effects of women rabbis on ritual.
- Gender and Post Holocaust Stories : Memory, and History through Popular and Social Science Narratives (pdf)
Debra Kaufman, Northeastern University
Carry out extensive internet research on Post-Holocaust narratives.