March 15, 2018

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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.  Please note, however, that priority will be given to students who have not already received alternate summer funding from Brandeis (e.g. Sorensen Fellowship, World of Work internship, etc.)  Students must be returning to Brandeis the following year (with the exception of study abroad students) so seniors are not eligible for this grant.

Award Recipents and Internship Sites

Summer 2018

Alexa Forman
Emerge Massachustts

Makayla Richards
Theater Offensive of Boston

Abigail Sawyer
Office of Representative Leslie Herod, Denver

Summer 2017

Mina Bond '19
Watch CDC

Rebecca Hersch '19
Yerushalmit Movement

Maya London '19
DEL PASO Sacramento Community Clinic

Mira McMahon '18
Economic Mobility Pathways

Gaby Sandor '19
HIVE San Franciso General Hospital

Summer 2016

Ariana Keigan '18
Rosie's Place

Daniela Julivic Márquez '17
Los Mercedes, Municipio de la Victoria, Santo Domingo Norte

Alexis Ouellette '18
Rosie's Place

Karen Seymour '17
Cambridge Women's Center

Alexandra Thomas '18
Bristol Hopsital WIC Center

Summer 2015

Allyson Parziale '16
Boston Children's Hospital

Ashani Peterkin '16
Center for Epidemiology and Screening, Copenhagen University

Veronica Saltzman '16
Sanctuary for Families

Rose Wallace '16
Office of Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)

Summer 2014

Gwen Berumen '16
Bust Magazine

Hailey Magee '15
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts

Ngobitak Ndiwane '16
Atorkor Development Foundation

Teleah Slater '16
The Dove Foundation

Yasmin Yousof '16
Abaarso School

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

Sophia Glass '11
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

Julie Goodman '11
US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

Maeve O'Connor '11
Grace Smith House, Inc.

Hannah Zangwill '11
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Family Planning

Summer 2009

Lauren Brodsky '11
Transition House

Miriam Cooper '10
Breakthrough New York

Adora Gaul '10
Organization of Support to the Development of the Plateau Central, INC, Hinche, Haiti

Debra Singer '11
National Union for Jewish LBGTQ Students 

Kasey Wooten '11
Project Have Hope

Summer 2008 

Elisette Weiss '10
Kaiser Permanente

Jillian Rubman '10
The Boston Consortium for Gender, Security and Human Rights

Scott Frost '09
Amnesty International LGBT Division

Danielle Hollenbeck Pringle '10
HOPE Center

Rajiv Ramakrishnan '10
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Summer 2007

Estee Fleischman '08
Genital Tract Biology Lab: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Nicole Guertin '08
Department of Social Services-Greenfield Area Office

Neena Pathak '08
MOFF (Maharashshtra Organic Farming Federation)

Jessica Seitz '09
YMCA of Oklahoma City-Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Crisis Center

Rebecca Sivitz '09
New Jersey Appleseed Public Interest Law Center

Summer 2006

Elina Alterman '08
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

Elyssa Cohen '08
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Rebecca Hughes '08
Rosie's Place

Michelle Lindstrom '07
The Network/La Red

Claudia Martinez '07
Boston Mobilization/Youth Empowerment Project
Action for Boston Community Development

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

Summer 2005

Adrienne Bellanich '07
The Women’s Mosaic

Rachel Kleinbaum '08
Massachusetts State House (working for State Senator Jarrett T. Barrios)

Angela Marchant '07
Women’s Health Services

Dina Maron '08
New Hampshire Commission on the Status of Women

Amy Schiller '06
Center for American Progress

Summer 2004

Seth Bernstein ’06
GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders)

Ali Cooper Brand '05
Project Self-Sufficient

Sarah Karpman '06
Boston Mobilization-the Youth Empowerment Project

Elyse Seener '06
Mass Alliance Against Sweatshops and Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action

Yanina Seltzer '05
Inter-American Court of Human Rights