The Sorensen Fellowship offers a $4,000 stipend to put social justice into action through a three-part experience.
The 2012 undergraduate Sorensen Fellows spent eight weeks this summer in internships that spanned the globe, grappling with political conflict, religious tolerance, the arts and coexistence, the legacy of genocide, and environmental and economic development.
Brandeis University junior Miriam Wong interned this summer at the Childhood Bilingualism Research Center at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Wong worked on experiment design and data analysis, transcribed video files and learned how to use various programs and equipment at the Center.
Brandeis senior Johnny Wilson recently completed an internship with Massachusetts Survivors Outreach. In Wilson’s words, “This will have to go down as one of the hardest summers of my life because of the high expectations and short turn around time to get all the work done.”
Because service is such an integral part of a Brandeis education, Hiatt Career Center Dean Joseph DuPont and the University set out to create a program that would support students pursuing careers in social justice. The result was World of Work (WOW), an internship funding program that awards $3,500 stipends to deserving students who secure service-oriented summer internships.