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Believe in social justice? Work here! 

Believe in social justice?
Work here!

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.

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Watch Brandeis"s video about the Schuster Institute. Student research assistants play a crucial role.

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Student Involvement


 

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

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.

Student research assistants with Florence Graves, founding director, at orientation. Fall 2011.

2011-2012: Florence Graves, founding director, introduces new student research assistants to the work at the Schuster Institute and the practice and art of investigative journalism. 

Schuster Institute
  student research assistants


Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Madeline Rosenberg Aliza Heeren
Madeline Rosenberg Aliza Heeren
Michael Abrams Aliya Bean
Michael Abrams Aliya Bean
Julia Cohen Brandon Gale
Julia Cohen Brandon Gale
Andrea Verdeja Jaye Han
Andrea Verdeja Jaye Han
Tate Herbert Sarah Pizzano
Tate Herbert Sarah Pizzano
Alyson Eller Eliza Kopelman
Alyson Eller Eliza Kopelman
Flora Wang Bradley Burns
Flora Wang Bradley Burns
Karrah Beck Daminana Andonova
Karrah Beck Damiana Andonova
Shafaq Hassan Joshua Kestin
Shafaq Hasan Joshua Kestin
Meagan Kerrigan Lys Joseph
Megan Kerrigan Lys Joseph
Andrew Wingens Sidra Ahmed
Andrew Wingens Sidra Ahmed
Michael Haskell Rachel Gordon
Michael Haskell Rachel Gordon
Aya Abdelaziz David Altman
Aya Abdelaziz David Altman
Joanna Nix Adelina Simpson
Joanna Nix Adelina Simpson
Alisa Partlan
Alisa Partlan