Rapaporte Foundation Summer Internship Grants
About the Rapaporte Summer Internship Grant
Established in 2004 by Dr. Renee Rapaporte, Ph.D. and the Rapaporte Foundation, this grant enables students to pursue an otherwise unpaid summer internship in an organization or project that serves the interests of women, girls, or gender equity. Grants are awarded to undergraduate students in the spring of each year.
- The internship must be with an organization, project, or government office that serves the interests of women, girls, or gender equity.
- All Brandeis undergraduates who are under financial necessity to earn summer income are eligible to apply. Students must be returning to Brandeis the following year (with the exception of study abroad students). Students graduating in May/August 2023 are not eligible for this grant.
- Students may not combine the Rapaporte with additional funding (e.g., Sorensen Fellowship, World of Work, etc.)
- If you received a Rapaporte Grant in the past, you are not eligible to receive a second summer of funding.
The department has four (4) grants for $5,000 available for Summer 2023.
The application deadline is March 31, 2023.
Please contact the WGS Office with any questions about the grant.
Recent Award Recipients
|Prize Year||Recipient||Internship Site|
|2022||Allissa Massé '23||Resilient Sisterhood Project|
|2022||Youyuan Zhang '23||Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights or the Advocates for Human Rights (Women's Rights Division)|
|2021||Lydia Begag '22||Senator Ed Markey's Office|
|2021||Mariah Lewis '22||Bridges Homeward|
|2021||Carolina Moreno Martel '23||MetroWest Women's Fund|
|2021||Alaysia Penso '23||IVF Open|
|2020||Maria Aranibar '22||REACH Against Domestic Violence|
|2020||Cassipea Stith '22||Charis Circle|
|2019||Dannie Brice '20||Northeastern Early Caribbean Digital Lab|
|2019||Maya Rubin-Wish '21||MADRE|
|2019||Aryela Vanetsky '20||Senator Harriett Chandler's Office|
|2018||Lexi Foman '20||Emerge Massachusetts|
|2018||Makayla Richards '20||Theater Offensive of Boston|
|2018||Abigail Sawyer '19||Office of Representative Leslie Herod, Denver|
|2017||Mina Bond ’19||Watch CDC|
|2017||Rebecca Hersch ’19||Yerushalmit Movement|
|2017||Maya London ’19||DEL PASO Sacramento Community Clinic|
|2017||Mira McMahon ’18||Economic Mobility Pathways|
|2017||Gaby Sandor ’19||HIVE San Franciso General Hospital|
|2016||Ariana Keigan ’18||Rosie's Place|
|2016||Daniela Julivic Márquez ’17||Los Mercedes, Municipio de la Victoria, Santo Domingo Norte|
|2016||Alexis Ouellette ’18||Rosie's Place|
|2016||Karen Seymour ’17||Cambridge Women's Center|
|2016||Alexandra Thomas ’18||Bristol Hospital WIC Center|
|2015||Allyson Parziale ’16||Boston Children's Hospital|
|2015||Ashani Peterkin ’16||Center for Epidemiology and Screening, Copenhagen University|
|2015||Veronica Saltzman ’16||Sanctuary for Families|
|2015||Rose Wallace ’16||Office of Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)|