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Funding opportunities for unpaid internships

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Some funding is available to offset the transportation costs of internships.

The list below is a sampling of funding opportunities which may be relevant for experiential projects.

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Ari Hahn Peace Awards
The Ari Hahn Peace Awards provides awards for art works and essays on peace; travel grants for participation in a peace project or conference in the US or abroad; seed money for peace-related projects. The awards are coordinated by Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies.
Crown Center for Middle East Studies
The Crown Travel Grant covers research expenses such as travel, room and board, and photocopying. It may also be used to fund study at a foreign institution or cover tuition fees for a relevant Middle Eastern language program. It does not fund the purchase of durable equipment such as tape recorders, cameras, laptop computers, etc. Contact: Kristina Cherniahivsky
Brandeis Pluralism Alliance
The Brandeis Pluralism Alliance is a grants program providing up to $500 for student or faculty initiated projects that address issues of identity, pluralism and unity in the Brandeis community. Contact: Elaine Wong
Davis Projects for Peace

The Davis Projects for Peace provides $10,000 grants available through over 90 campuses. Contact: Professor Gordon Fellman

Eli Segal Citizen Leadership Fellowship
The Eli Segal Citizen Leadership Fellowship provides funding of $3,500 for juniors and seniors undertaking an unpaid summer internship in Boston or Washington, DC.
Eunice M. Lebowitz Cohen Fellowship in Classics
The Eunice M. Lebowitz Cohen Fellowship in Classics funds four fellows to work toward completion of a Classics research or creative project, in conjunction with a Classicist Faculty Mentor. Classics majors or in some cases minors are eligible. The fellowship stipend is $500 for research expenses. Contact: Heidi McAllister
Frances Taylor Eizenstat '65 Undergraduate Israel Travel Grant
The Frances Taylor Eizenstat '65 Undergraduate Israel Travel Grant is open to undergraduates in all departments.  Funding of $2500 to study, research, learn Hebrew, or arrange an internship in almost any field of interest. Awarded on a competitive basis through the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. Deadline: October 15th.
Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Each year, thHadassah- Brandeis Institute gives out between 20 and 30 Research Award grants to support academic and artistic projects about Jews and gender. Contact: Deborah Olins
Hiatt Career Center's World of Work Fellowship Program
The Hiatt Career Center's World of Work Fellowship Program awards funds on a competitive basis for unpaid internships.  Different awards include theUniversal WOW, Social Justice WOW and Berkman WOW for Social Work. Contact for more information.
Jane's Travel Grant for Latin American Research
Brandeis graduate and undergraduate students are invited to apply for Jane's Travel Grant to fund research in Latin America and the Caribbean. The maximum grant is $3,000 and grants vary in size, depending on the airfare, length of trip, and project budget. Contact: Adam Gamwell
Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts
As part of the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts grants are awarded for student, staff or faculty initiated arts projects. Projects can represent any aspect of the creative arts, Theater, Dance, Poetry, Visual Arts, Music, Creative Writing, etc. Grant deadline is mid October, the Festival usually occurs in late April. Contact: Ingrid Schorr
Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf Peace Award Prizes
The Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf Peace Award Prizes are given annually to students who wish to work toward coexistence and peaceful ways of addressing and resolving conflicts. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Generally, about $2,000 total is granted each year, with no single award exceeding $1,000. Usually awards range from $250 to $750. Contact: Gordon Fellman
Rapaporte Foundation Internship Grants
The Women's and Gender Studies program offers 5 Rapaporte Foundation Internship Grants of $2,000 for students who undertake an otherwise unpaid summer internship at an organization or project which serves the interests of women, girls or gender equity. Contact: Shannon Hunt
Research Circle on Democracy an Cultural Pluralism
The Research Circle on Democracy an Cultural Pluralism supports study and research focused on the implications of difference for liberal democracy. Students seeking a research assistantship need to talk to relevant faculty or send a resume and brief statement of their interests and particular skills (e.g., familiarity with SPSS, STATA or another statistical package, fluency in a foreign language for research, etc). Seniors doing an honors thesis on a topic related to the mission of the RC (see website) should look out for our RFP in late September, or have their honors supervisor contact the Research Circle. Contact: Steven Burg
Schiff Fellowship
For the Schiff FellowshipBrandeis University sophomores, juniors or seniors, together with a faculty sponsor, apply to perform an innovative research or pedagogical project. Approximately $2,000 reimbursement for teaching/research expenses; faculty mentor receives a $500 stipend towards their own research. Contact: Meredith Monaghan
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism offers 15-20 paid Research Assistant positions that allow students to learn about and participate in hands- on investigative journalism with a social justice focus.
Schusterman Center Undergraduate Research Travel Grants
The Schusterman Center Undergraduate Research Travel Grants will fund undergraduate research projects connected with a senior project, departmental honors thesis, or independent research project. The awards will not fund trips to Israel for the purpose of language study. Contact: Rachel Litcofsky
Sorensen Fellowship
The Sorensen Fellowship provides a stipend of $4,000 (international) or $3,500 (domestic) to support a summer project anywhere in the world related to issues of international importance with an ethical dimension such as coexistence, human rights, international law, hunger relief, gender equity, education, global health, etc. Contact: Marci McPhee
Undergraduate Research Program
Funds are available through the Undergraduate Research Program for qualified research projects. Contact: Meredith Monaghan 
Women's Studies Research Center Student- Scholar Partnership (SSP) Paid Internships
The Women's Studies Research Center Student- Scholar Partnership (SSP) Paid Internships 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).  This paid internship opportunity is designed to give undergraduate students a unique learning experience by allowing them to work side by side with a Scholar or faculty member in an interdisciplinary environment.  Contact: Kristen Mullin