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Welcome to the Student-Scholar Partnership Program (SSPP)


What is the Student-Scholar Partnership Program (SSPP)?

The SSPP is a paid, on-campus internship 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 a multitude of fields.  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. In a few cases, two students share the fifty hours.

How can I apply?

Undergraduate Brandeis students should explore the SSP openings through the Brandeis Student Employment website:  Open positions will also be posted on the SSPP website - click on the "Available Opportunities" link on the left.

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 SSPP 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 are made on an ongoing, rolling basis.  Pre-screened applicant resumés are forwarded to the appropriate Scholar.  Each Scholar then reviews the resumés they have received and schedules an interview with qualified candidates.  After being hired, the final step in the partnership formation process is an orientation meeting with the Program Coordinator, Kristen Mullin, during which program expectations and ideas about mentoring are explained.

SSPP History and Benefits:

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 Program (SSPP) 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:

Board Member and WSRC Scholar Annette Miller and her husband Michael Miller

WSRC Board Co-Chair Cynthia Berenson

WSRC Scholar Ruth Nemzoff

WSRC Scholar Helen Berger

The Board of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)