Summer 2016: June 6 - July 29
- 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 2016)
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- The Words to Say It: An Exploration of the Use - and Abuse - of Language in Activism for Social Justice
Examine, explore, and discuss the lexicon of activism with Janet Freedman, scholar at the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center.
- 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.
- Mariana Yampolsky's Mexican Art: Captured Moments in Latin America's Socialist Landscape
Assist Dr. Dalia Wassner of Emerson College in the early stages of her research on Mariana Yampolsky, an American artist of Russian / German descent who emigrated to Mexico in the mid 20th century.
- 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.
- A Profile of the LGBTQ Jews of Greater Boston
Assist at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies in developing a profile of the demographic characteristics and Jewish behaviors, attitudes, and affiliations of LGBTQ Jews and their families in Greater Boston.
- Witches in the Family
Assist Women's Studies Research Center Scholar Penina Adelman in the research for her fictionalized family memoir.
- HBI Blog Assistant: Assist Communications director, Amy Powell with the HBI blog, Fresh Ideas.