Student-Scholar Partnership (SSP)
The SSP is a paid, on-campus internship designed to give undergraduate students a unique learning experience by allowing them to work side-by-side with WSRC Scholars and Affiliated Faculty in a multitude of fields. The SSP emphasizes relationship building and networking, with real-world skills learning and application as the core of the working relationship.
The program is open to Brandeis undergraduate students and offers positions each academic year. Students are hired for either 100 hours over the course of teh academic year (not including breaks), or for 50 hours over the course of a semester. In a few cases, two students share the 50 hours.
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History and Benefits
Currently coordinated by Kristen Mullin, the SSP was launched in spring 1997 as a project of the Women's Studies Program at Brandeis University. Today, the program continues as an important component of the Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC). The SSP is unique in how it emphasizes relationship building and networking with real-world skills learning and application as the core of the working relationship. Students and their Scholars/faculty jointly contribute intellectually to a shared project with mutual benefits.