Judaic Studies – Jewish Women’s Archive Summer Internship
The Department of Judaic Studies in cooperation with the Jewish Women’s Archive is accepting applications for a 8 week paid internship at the JWA in Boston, MA.
Students will spend 8 weeks in June and July on site in Boston supporting JWA’s new project Story Aperture. Story Aperture enables people of all ages to collect and share the untold and underrepresented stories of Jewish women through mobile technology. Training and mentoring will be provided by leading historians at the JWA. Students with an interest in history, Jewish history, social movements, women and gender, and public history are encouraged to apply.
This is a unique opportunity for students to learn about a leading non profit-organization and public history organization from the inside.
Interns are responsible for securing their own housing. Student housing is available through numerous Boston universities, including Boston University, Boston College, Simmons, and Wheelock.
Read about last year's Interns in this great Inside Binghamton article.
Internship amount $3000.
1. Letter of application explaining interest in and qualifications for the Internship.
2. Brief writing sample (i.e., essay or paper written for a course).
3. Min. GPA: 3.3
Applications should be submitted in .pdf format to Professor Randy Friedman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About the Jewish Women’s Archive
Mission: The Jewish Women's Archive documents Jewish women's stories, elevates their voices, and inspires them to be agents of change.
Welcome to the Jewish Women's Archive, a national non-profit devoted to making known the stories, struggles, and achievements of Jewish women in North America and beyond. Founded in 1995, JWA is committed to enriching the way we understand the past and ensuring a more inclusive future.
Here you’ll find the world’s largest repository of material about and voices of Jewish women, both celebrated and unheralded. Come explore their bravery and legacies. Honor and learn from their lives. And ignite your own capacity to change the world.
JWA offers you knowledge, inspiration, role models, connection, community, and a treasure trove of resources. Search JWA’s online Encyclopedia of Jewish women, download lesson plans and other educational materials, visit online exhibits on topics as diverse as "Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution" and "Katrina's Jewish Voices," discover book and film guides, view the growing collection of reminiscences of recently deceased Jewish women, and much more.
Judaic Studies scholarship opportunities include:
Jacob and Rose Olum Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1996, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior who is majoring in Judaic Studies. The award is based upon academic merit, and preference is given to a student with financial need.
Victor and Esther Rozen Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior with a major or minor in Judaic Studies with academic merit. Preference is given to students with financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Preference is given to a Broome County or surrounding area resident.
Benjamin and Ann Schecter Scholarship in Judaic Studies
Awarded to a student with a major or minor in Judaic Studies
Dozoretz Judaic Studies Scholarship
Awarded to a matriculated undergraduate Binghamton University student majoring in Judaic Studies and maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher. This scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters of undergraduate work as long as the criteria continues to be met.