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.
- 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
- Visit local institutions and organizations of Jewish interest
- Meet local community activists
- Live on the Brandeis campus in subsidized housing
How to Apply
Graduate 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 Graduate Projects (Summer 2014)
- Orthodox Women, Rabbinical Courts, and the Media (pdf)
Lisa Fishbayn Joffee, Director, Project on Gender, Culture, Religion, and the Law
Assess how women’s experiences and expectations in American rabbinical courts are described in popular publications, on-line journals and social media, particularly in their discussion of prenuptial contracts and divorce.
- Radical Feminism and Jewish Identity: A History (pdf)
Joyce Antler, Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture
Provide research for a new book on the lives and careers of Jewish women who participated in the women’s liberation and Jewish feminist movements beginning in the late 1960s.