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Rapaporte Foundation Summer Internship Grants

Established in 2004 by the Rapaporte Foundation, this grant enables students to pursue an otherwise unpaid summer internship in an organization or project that serves the interests of women, girls or gender equity. Grants are awarded to undergraduate students in the spring of each year.

All Brandeis undergraduates who are under financial necessity to earn summer income are eligible to apply.

Award Recipents and Internship Sites

Summer 2013

Gabriella Guillette '15

Jane Doe Inc.

Victoria Jonas '15

REACH:  Beyond Domestic Violence

Jen Mandelbaum ‘14

Women of Means

Samuel Zuckernik ‘14

Middlesex District Attorney's Office, Domestic Violence  Program

Summer 2012

Caitlin Abber '13

BWH Southern Jamiaca Plain Health Center

Beneva Davies ‘13

Director of Public Prosecution, Sierra Leone

Jeffrey Herman ‘14

Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health

Christina Marcelus ‘14

SisterSong:  Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collection

Marisa Turesky ‘13

Farming the City

Summer 2011

Supreetha Gubbala '12

The National AIDS Commission of Rwanda

Ashley Lynette '13

New Hope

Amy Melser '12

Lucky Magazine

Anneke Reich '13

Huntington Theater

Sarah Van Buren, BA 2013

Wildflower Home


Summer 2010

Sophia DeVito '11
Girls' Leap Self Defense

Boston, MA

Sophia Glass '11
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

Jamaica Plain, MA

Julie Goodman '11

US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

Boston, MA

Maeve O'Connor '11

Grace Smith House, Inc.

Poughkeepsie, NY

Hannah Zangwill '11

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Family Planning

Boston, MA

Summer 2009

Lauren Brodsky '11

Transition House

Cambridge, MA

Summary of the Internship Experience

Miriam Cooper '10
Breakthrough New York

New York, NY

Summary of the Internship Experience


Adora Gaul '10

Organization of Support to the Development

of the Plateau Central, INC, Hinche, Haiti

Summary of the Internship Experience


Debra Singer '11

National Union for Jewish LBGTQ Students  

Washington, DC

Summary of the Internship Experience

Kasey Wooten '11
Project Have Hope

Malden, MA

Summary of the Internship Experience

Summer 2008 

Elisette Weiss '10

Kaiser Permanente

Santa Rosa, CA

Summary of the Internship Experience

Jillian Rubman '10

The Boston Consortium for Gender, Security and Human Rights

Medford, MA

Summary of the Internship Experience

Scott Frost '09

Amnesty International LGBT Division

New York, NY

Danielle Hollenbeck Pringle '10

HOPE Center

Ho, Ghana

Summary of the Internship Experience

Rajiv Ramakrishnan '10

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

New York, NY

Summary of the Internship Experience

Summer 2007

Estee Fleischman '08

Genital Tract Biology Lab: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Summary of the Internship Experience

Nicole Guertin '08

Department of Social Services-Greenfield Area Office

Greenfield, MA

Summary of the Internship Experience

Neena Pathak '08

MOFF (Maharashshtra Organic Farming Federation)

Maharashtra, India

Summary of the Internship Experience

Jessica Seitz '09

YMCA of Oklahoma City-Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Crisis Center

Oklahoma City, OK

Summary of the Internship Experience

Rebecca Sivitz '09

New Jersey Appleseed Public Interest Law Center

Newark, NJ

Summer 2006

Elina Alterman '08
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Elyssa Cohen '08
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, New York, NY

Rebecca Hughes '08
Rosie's Place, Boston, MA

Michelle Lindstrom '07
The Network/La Red, Boston, MA

Claudia Martinez '07
Boston Mobilization/Youth Empowerment Project, Cambridge, MA

Action for Boston Community Development, Boston, MA

Aduei Riak '08 (special research grant)
Sudan's Kakuma Refugee Camp, Sudan, Africa

Summer 2005

Adrienne Bellanich '07

The Women’s Mosaic, New York, NY

Rachel Kleinbaum '08

Massachusetts State House (working for State Senator Jarrett T. Barrios), Boston, MA

Angela Marchant '07

Women’s Health Services, Santa Fe, NM

Dina Maron '08

New Hampshire Commission on the Status of Women, Concord, NH

Amy Schiller '06

Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C.

Summer 2004

Seth Bernstein ’06

GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders), Boston, MA

Ali Cooper Brand '05

Project Self-Sufficient, Boulder, CO

Sarah Karpman '06

Boston Mobilization-the Youth Empowerment Project, Boston, MA

Elyse Seener '06

Mass Alliance Against Sweatshops and Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, Boston, MA

Yanina Seltzer '05

Inter-American Court of Human Rights, San Jose, Costa Rica