Graduate Internship

Similar in structure to the undergraduate program, the graduate student interns also facilitate the research of HBI affiliated scholars while carrying out their own research projects. Graduate student interns interact closely with their supervisors, who act as their academic advisers. While not a requirement, the ideal candidates are working towards a degree in an area of study related to the supervisors’ expertise. All field trips and extracurricular activities are optional for the graduate student interns.

Graduate Interns:

  • Participate in a 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, internship program
  • Produce under staff supervision, an original piece of scholarly research, a chapter from a dissertation, 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 
  • Receive a weekly stipend

Optional Activities:

  • Visit local institutions and organizations of Jewish interest
  • Meet local community activists
  • Live on the Brandeis campus in subsidized housing

How to Apply

Please submit each of the following items through the online application.

  1. Two paragraphs identifying which ONE of the Supervised Projects listed below are of interest and a description of your qualifications.

  2. A description of your research.
  3. Two academic references (References can be emailed directly to

  4. C.V. / Resumé

Application deadline: Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Debby Olins
Program Manager
The Hadassah-Brandeis InstituteMS 079
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

Supervised Graduate Projects (Summer 2015)

Gender, Justice and Dialogue in Jewish Divorce
Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, Director of the Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and Law
Assist in the preparation of Dr. Fishbayn Joffe's manuscript “Gender, Justice and Dialogue in Jewish Divorce.”

National Center for Jewish Film: Yiddish Film Research
​Lisa Rivo, Associate Director​, National Center for Jewish Film
Work on research and writing projects relating to Yiddish Cinema.