2016 Public Service WOW Recipient


"This summer I will be contributing to environmental justice projects as I work with the Water Policy staff at the Office of Water at the EPA's headquarters. I will examine demographic and environmental issues through an economic lens. I will help update EJ Screen (Environmental Justice Screen), an environmental monitoring tool for communities, and identify populations at risk from storm surge through mapping, data analysis, and stakeholder interviews. I also will be responsible for summarizing presentations from other environmental organizations in the DC area."

- Allison Marill '17, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC

Alexander P. Heckler Family / Governor Ann Richards Internship Fund in Public Service

This special subset of WOW funding is awarded to a student whose goal is to pursue a professional career in public service.  The fund is named for and honors the memory of former Texas Governor and Brandeis University visiting professor & Board Member, Ann Richards. Governor Richards spent much of her life as a dedicated public servant advocating for progressive values.

Students may apply through the regular WOW process.  Please select "Politics/Public Service" on the online application. Applicants must propose an internship in the government or non-profit sectors in Washington, DC

One student will be selected and will receive a $3,500 stipend for the summer.