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, 47 Brandeis students interned in 20+ industries across 9 states and 5 countries! Follow their journeys into the World of Work on Hiatt's summer internship blog.

Advisory regarding COVID-19

Hiatt recognizes that this is a unique and potentially challenging time for students. As a result, we have decided to postpone the WOW deadline until April 13th.  As the COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving, we will continue to evaluate our policies to best ensure the safety of students. Please check back for any updates. 

The Hiatt Career Center is in daily communication with the Brandeis University coronavirus working group, which is tracking guidance from the State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding travel restrictions.   WOW funds will not be awarded for internships in locations that are Brandeis restricted or with CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notices.   As facts are rapidly changing on the ground, Hiatt Career Center team members are here as a resource to students with questions or concerns about their upcoming internship plans

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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.