The Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice WOW Fellowship is a prestigious grant of $4,500 that supports undergraduates participating in unpaid, full-time summer internships at organizations whose mission addresses issues of social justice. The program, which supports 30 students a year, was established in 2008.

Click here to see the 2021 Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice WOW Recipients.

On October 6, 2020, the Legacy Fund sponsored its annual fellowship appreciation event on Zoom. This event featured 34 Legacy Fund student summer fellows who participated in three fellowship cohorts. You can watch a recording of the event here.

Read about the three fellowship cohorts for 2020 by clicking the links below:

WOW Alumni Spotlight

Rachel Goldfarb ’11
WOW Internship: NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, Summer 2010
Today: Digital Communications Strategist, Actors’ Equity Association

“I did my WOW internship in the summer of 2010, leading into senior year. I was a communications intern at NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts. I fell in love with communications work, and especially where I get to support causes that I care about. As a double major in English and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, NARAL Pro-Choice Mass gave me an opportunity to turn my education into a career.

“Today, I'm the Digital Communications Strategist at Actors' Equity Association. We are the labor union representing actors and stage managers in theater in the United States. We also work to take the lead in fighting racism and sexism in theater, to end sexual harassment in the industry, and so much more. My degree in WGS combined with my WOW internship experience at NARAL helped me begin the journey to where I am today. The Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice is what motivates me to give back to Brandeis.”