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Get paid to:

  • Research real-world problems like injustices to women and children, wrongful convictions, and abuses of corporate
    influence and government power.
  • Help break news and affect public policy.
  • Gain valuable job experience and career connections.

Our summer and fall 2016
application period
is now open for all positions


Application materials:

All applicants must complete the appropriate application linked above. Applications must be submitted through the Brandeis University Student Financial Services student jobs portal. Need help? Let us know!


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Student research assistants,
2008-2014

Student Involvement

 


Student research students
Student research assistants
Shaked Hoter, Jeremy Konar,
and Debby Frisc 

There are two distinct journalism areas at Brandeis: an academic program and a research institute.

The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism is a freestanding research center, where established journalists pursue major investigative reporting projects designed to appear in major media outlets. 

The Schuster Institute works closely with the Journalism Program within the American Studies Department. Although the Institute does not teach classes, we do hire students as research assistants, where under our supervision they conduct some of the day-to-day research required for in-depth investigative articles. Students get hands-on experience in a small newsroom atmosphere in one of three ways. They can earn internship credit towards a journalism minor; they may receive pay through the Student-Scholar Partnership Program, funded by the Women’s Studies Research Center; or they may be hired directly by the Institute. 

One of the Schuster Institute's goals is to help revitalize the practice of investigative journalism, so critical to a thriving democracy. In the process of reaching this goal, the Institute helps students learn about reporting methods, hone their critical thinking skills, learn to examine the gap between the official story and the facts, and understand how investigative reporting can make a direct and lasting impact on society.

Students have said their experience working at the Schuster Institute has guided their career choices, given them opportunities to study social issues, further developed research and writing skills, and much more.

Academic Year 2015-2016

Seniors

JBLP

Daniel Jacobson

Cecile Afable

Veronica Saltzman

Alyia Bean
Brianna Majsiak

Fellows

Aliza Heeren

Breanna Small

Margot Grubert

Rachelle Kennedy

Noah Coolidge

Emily Wishingrad

Brian Kennedy

Social Media

Ariel Kagedan

Gwendolyn Berumen

Juniors

JBLP

Chinyere Brown

Greg Wilson

Jennifer Jimenez

Fellows

Kiara Tringali

Jay Feinstein

Technology

Ted McNulty

Sophmores

Hannah Schuster

Jake Greenburg

Yuchen He

Eva Spitzen

Eben Holderness

Ana Chavez

Amelie de Cirfontaine