Welcome to the Student-Scholar Partnership (SSP)

Welcome to the Student-Scholar Partnership (SSP)

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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 Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) Scholars in a multitude of fields.  The program is open to Brandeis Undergraduate Students and offers positions in each of the Fall and Spring semesters.  Students are hired for fifty hours over the course of the semester. In a few cases, two students share the fifty hours.  Please scan below for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) about how our program operates.


  • How can I apply?

Undergraduate Brandeis students can explore the SSP openings through the Brandeis Student Employment website:https://careers.brandeis.edu/studentjobs/. Open positions will also be posted on the SSP website - click on the "Project Openings" link on the left.  Projects are different each semester and we offer work in many different fields and studies.

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  • What is the Interview Process like?                             

Hiring decisions are made on an ongoing, rolling basis.  Pre-screened applicant resumeés are forwarded to the appropriate Scholar.  Each Scholar then reviews the resumeés they have received and schedules an interview with qualified candidates.  After being hired, the final step in the partnership formation process is an orientation meeting with the Program Coordinator during which program expectations are explained.

  •  What happens after a student is hired?

Once accepted, Students and Scholars actively work together on a project in the Scholar’s field of interest. Past projects have involved work in areas as diverse as art installations, book publications, translation, and scientific and social research. 

 WSRC Scholar Susan Wilson and Student Arianna Unger

  •  Who can I contact for more information?

Student-Scholar Partnership Program (SSP) Coordinator Kristen Mullin can be reached via e-mail: mullin@brandeis.edu


SSP History and Benefits:

Currently coordinated by Kristen Mullin, the SSP was launched in the spring of 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).   Scholars benefit from the fresh perspective and insights of undergraduate students.  Students benefit from working with a professional and gaining work experience.