World of Work Fellowships

  • Eliana Ellenberger

    Eliana Ellenberger ’20 | Schepen’s Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA

  • Dario Alves

    Dario Alves ’21 | Evandro Carvalho: Democrat for District Attorney, Mattapan, MA

  • Mina Bond

    Mina Bond ’19 | ImprovBoston, Cambridge, MA

Brandeis University's World of Work (WOW) fellowship supports undergraduate students who pursue unpaid summer internships. The competitive program aims to reduce financial obstacles that might preclude students from following their interests, exploring career fields, gaining new skills, and experiencing the World of Work. Last summer, 35 Brandeis students interned virtually in 20+ industries! Follow their journeys into the World of Work on Hiatt's summer internship blog.

Summer 2021 and COVID-19

At this time, the Hiatt Career Center is requiring that any WOW-funded student must be completing a virtual internship in the summer of 2021.  We will continue to evaluate our policies.  Any changes will be posted on the WOW website.   

2021 Application Now Live

The 2021 WOW application is available.  All submissions must be received by 12:00 noon EST, Thursday, April 8th.  Please visit the links below for more info on eligibility, requirements, and FAQs.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There are several types of World of Work (WOW) awards that help eliminate financial burdens for students. Funds range from various industries including social justice, business, political science, social work and more. Applicants will be considered for all appropriate sources of funding.

  • World of Work Funding Video

    World of Work funding helps students explore various industries and job markets across several different states and countries.