Hadassah-Brandeis Institute welcomes 2010 interns

WALTHAM, Mass. – The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute welcomed the arrival of nine student interns on June 8, 2010. The HBI Internship Program, funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation, provides students the opportunity to explore the fields of Jewish women’s and gender studies with scholars and staff at the HBI.

The HBI Interns, who come from all over the world and include two Brandeis graduate students, will work closely with HBI and Brandeis staff and scholars on new and established research projects. Examples of work include assisting Dr. Joanna Michlic with translations of Polish and Yiddish testimonies for her book project on Jewish childhood in Poland, statistical analysis of Mayyim Hayyim’s mikveh volunteer database, and researching literary materials on contemporary secular and religious identity within Jewish young adults in the U.S. and Israel with professor Debra Kaufman of Northeastern University.

Past intern and Brandeis alumna Yael Mazor '08 felt the program to be immeasurably rewarding. "The internship was one of the most exciting and fulfilling experiences I’ve ever had. I loved working with the HBI and the other interns. I couldn’t have asked for a better summer experience or learning opportunity."

For more information about the program, visit the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Web site.

About the HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute)
The (HBI) Hadassah-Brandeis Institute develops fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender worldwide by producing and promoting scholarly research and artistic projects.

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