Eligibility and Requirements

  • Emilie Kahn-Boesel with group of refugees she helped

    Politics major Emilie Kahn-Boesel ’18 (right) spent her WOW Fellowship at the International Institute of New England, where she helped refugees from around the world acclimate to American life and find jobs.

  • Prior to applying to the World of Work fellowship, students are required to review the eligibility and program requirements. The WOW program is open to eligible Brandeis undergraduate students in pursuit of an unpaid summer internship opportunity. For additional information, view our FAQ page.

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    Internship Specifications
    • Must be unpaid. You may not receive any additional funding for the internship (i.e. stipends from Brandeis or outside sources, housing/flight/food allowances, etc.)

    • Must take place in the summer

    • Students who pursue internships that are arranged for them by an internship placement service or through a third-party organization are not eligible to apply. This includes any organization that requires fee-for-service, fee-for-materials, or mandatory donations to the organization.

    • While some online/remote work is allowed, the bulk of your hours should be spent on-site.  Please specify any remote work in your application.

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    Time Commitment
    • 8 weeks or more

    • 200 hours of work or more

    • Primary summer activity: If you engage in any concurrent summer experience, WOW must be the more substantive experience, in terms of hourly commitment.

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    Fellow Requirements

    All WOW fellows will need to complete the WOW program requirements.