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Welcome to the Student-Scholar Partnership (SSP)


What is the Student-Scholar Partnership (SSP)?

The SSP is a paid, on-campus internship opportunity designed to give undergraduate students a unique learning experience by allowing them to work side by side with Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) Scholars in an interdisciplinary environment.  The program is open to Brandeis Undergraduates and offers positions in each of the Fall and Spring semesters.  Students are hired for fifty hours over the course of the semester.

How can I apply?

Undergraduate Brandeis students should explore the SSP openings through Brandeis Student Employment website:  Open positions will also be posted on the SSP website.

What happens after a student is hired?

Once accepted, Students and Scholars actively work together on a project in the Scholar’s field of interest. Past projects have involved work in areas as diverse as: art installations, book publications, translation, and scientific and social research. 

Each Spring the SSP publishes a Journal .  Please read the journal to gain a deeper understanding of the types of relationships the SSP fosters, and to get a sense of some of the groundbreaking and creative work done by our Scholars and Students. The link can be found to the left.

What is the Interview Process like?

Hiring decisions will be made on an ongoing, rolling basis.  Pre-screened applicant resumes are forwarded to the appropriate Scholar.  Each Scholar then reviews their resumes and schedules an interview with qualified candidates.  After being hired, the final step in the partnership formation process is an orientation meeting during which program expectations and ideas about mentoring are explained.

SSP History and Benefits:

Currently coordinated by Kristen Mullin, the SSP was launched in the spring of 1997 as a project of the Women’s Studies Program at Brandeis University.  Today, the Program continues as an important component of the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC).   Scholars benefit from the fresh perspective and insights of undergraduate Students.   Students benefit from working with a professional and gaining work experience.

Who can I contact for more information?

Student-Scholar Partnership (SSP) Program Coordinator  Kristen Mullin can be reached via e-mail:

Thank You!

 The Student–Scholar Partnership Program is dedicated to establishing mentoring learning relationships between Scholars of the Women’s Studies Research Center and undergraduate Brandeis Students.  We gratefully acknowledge the following generous donors for supporting our vision and work:

Helen Berger

Ruth Nemzoff

Judy Schlager

Gilda Slifka

The Board of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)