2013 RECIPIENTS

Learn more about the Social Justice WOW's summers in this publication.

Pokuaa Adu '14, United for a Fair Economy, Boston, MA

Shira Almeleh ’14, American Jewish World Service, New York, NY

Chen Arad ’15, Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Center, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong

Daniela Ayala ’15, YWCA Fina House, Lawrence, MA

Viktoria Bedo ’15, Interfaith Worker Justice, Miami, FL

Sela Brown ’15, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Boston, MA

Sophie Brickman '15, AVODAH, New York, NY

Sophia Burns ’14, Transparent Chennai, Nungambakkam Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Elizabeth Chalfin ’15, Executive Office of Health and Human Services- Children's Behavioral Health Initiative, Boston, MA

Katharine Cohen ’14, Corporate Accountability International, Boston, MA

Adi Fried ’13 (Dec), Unite For Sight, Patna, Bihar, India

Aliza Gans ’15, The Dove Foundation, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Erica Granor ’15, Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children, Philadelphia, PA

Samuel Guigui ’14, Osborne Association, Bronx, NY

Brontte Hwang ’15, Tui Ni Duse Pre-School, Gobabis, Namibia

Dina Kapengut ’14, The Research Alliance for New York City Schools, New York, NY

Chenyu Li ’14, Stepping Stones, Shanghai, China

Noah Litwer ’15, Oregon Bus Project, Portland, OR

Alice Luu ’14, Bairo Pite Clinic, Dili, East Timor

Shimon Mazor ’16, WATCH CDC, Waltham, MA

Chaimae Mechtaly ’15, KOPIN (KOPPERAZZJONI INTERNAZZJONALI), San Gwann, SGN, Malta

Andrew Nguyen ’15, Interfaith Worker Justice, Boston, MA

Alina Pokhrel ’15, Sambhavna Trust, Bhopal, India

Samuel Porter '14, American Jewish World Service, New York, NY

Avital Sokolow Silverman ’14, Community Action, Northampton, MA

Bethlehem Solomon ’14, Ethiopian Diabetes Association, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Andrea Verdeja ’14, Centro de Estudios Montessori de Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Heather Yoon ’15, National Consumers League, Washington, DC

Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice WOW


brandeis There is in most...some spark of idealism, which can be fanned into a flame. It takes sometimes a divining rod to find what it is; but when found, and that means often, when disclosed to the owners, the results are often most extraordinary.
-Louis D. Brandeis

The Louis D. Brandeis Social Justice WOW Fellowship is a prestigious grant of $3,500 (domestic)/$4000 (international) to support undergraduates performing unpaid, full-time summer internships within agences whose missions address issues of social justice.  These awards are generously provided by the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice, which supports a wide-range of activities that reflect the University's commitment to social justice.

Social Justice Internship sites: 

  • Students find their own domestic/international internships to help build skills within the constructs of social policy and advocacy as they learn and work in an organization that addresses issues of social and/or economic inequality.

  • Hiatt also sponsors internships with premier social justice organizations.  These organizations have reserved a slot for exclusively for a Brandeis student at their organizations.  These have deadlines in early to mid-February and can be found on B.hired.
  • For information on eligibility and selection criteria, go to the main WOW page.

Applicant Characteristics:

Desirable candidates for the The Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice WOWs are those who can clearly articulate their interest in social justice and have an understanding of the skills commitment sometimes needed to make change. We are particularly looking for mature students who can prioritize effectively and follow through with commitments and who would be excellent ambassadors of Justice Brandeis’ personal commitment to social justice and personal integrity.

Additional Social Justice Recipient Requirements:

In addition to the regular WOW requirements, Social Justice WOW recipients must

  • Attend a Social Justice WOW reception with the fund's donor upon returning to campus
  • Compose a thank you note to the fund's donor.