Applications open for 2012 World of Work internship funding

Applications are now available for the Hiatt Career Center’s World of Work (WOW) internship funding program, which provides generous stipends for undergraduate students pursuing unpaid summer internships. Not only do students gain valuable real-world work experience, but they also return to campus with a sharper career focus and a better appreciation for the types of skills and knowledge they will need after graduation.

By eliminating financial barriers, WOW enables students to explore career fields, gain new insights and learn about the world of work. Students may intern in any career field, domestic or abroad, for public, private or non-profit organizations. Since 2008, the Hiatt Career Center has awarded $880,500 in internship funding. These stipends have enabled 241 undergraduate students to pursue internships at 219 different organizations in 30 countries.

The three types of WOW awards include:

  • Universal WOW—Awarded to students pursuing unpaid summer internships in any career field.
  • The Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice WOW—Awarded to students pursuing unpaid summer internships at mission-driven organizations addressing issues of social justice.
  • Judith Cossin Berkman ’59 Endowed Internship Fund in Social Work–Awarded to students pursuing unpaid summer internships in social work.

The process includes an online application, two letters of recommendation, resume, academic transcript, and a letter of offer from an internship supervisor. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 22, at noon.

WOW also supports several paid internships with premier social justice organizations which have reserved a slot exclusively for a Brandeis student.
Students can apply to these internship opportunities via B.hired, Hiatt’s information, recruiting and events database.

To view a list of past recipients, as well as select essays and photos from their summer 2011 experiences, download the new WOW internship funding brochure.

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