Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

2024 Segal Fellow Summer Internships

Our five 2024 Brandeis/Heller Fellows bring varied passions, backgrounds, interests, and skills that they look forward to applying to their mission-based summer internships. The Segal Program works with our Network to find tailored opportunities for each Fellow that will help them grow and have an impact over the summer. Our sincere thanks to our host site partners, who welcome Fellows into their teams and help with their growth as citizen leaders, so that they can support their areas of focus.

If you would like to host one of our amazing Segal Fellows for a summer internship, please contact Segal Program Director Susie Flug-Silva (flugsilva@brandeis.edu). Learn more about our Fellows and (as they are finalized) our 2024 Segal Internship Partners below.

Mandy Feuerman

2024 Brandeis Undergraduate Segal Fellow Mandy Feuerman is a junior from South Florida double majoring in politics and English. She is particularly interested in campaign finance, democratic reform, and voting rights. Mandy is excited to spend her summer exploring the intersection of research and public policy as a Segal Fellow and will be matched with a federal internship site through her selection as a part of the Future Leaders in Public Service Program.

Brandie Garcia

2024 Brandeis Undergraduate Segal Fellow Brandie Garcia (any pronouns) is a Brandeis MLK Fellow majoring in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies and an independent interdisciplinary major in Black Music Studies with a planned Theater Arts minor in the works. As a Segal Fellow, Brandie is excited to find an internship where they can gain the skills to create a better and more just education for arts education to prosper, both inside and outside of the public school system and/or to support the power of the arts in communities.

This summer, Brandie will be a Segal Fellow Intern with Castle of Our Skins, a Black arts institution dedicated to fostering cultural curiosity and celebrating Black artistry through music. Brandie will be assisting with a range of projects including social media, development research and planning, as well as providing support to their team as the music librarian.

Kai Kibilko

2024 Brandeis Undergraduate Segal Fellow Kai Kibilko is a Junior and aspiring researcher at Brandeis University studying Health: Science, Society, Policy, as well as Environmental Studies, Legal Studies, and Social Policy. As a Segal Fellow this summer, Kai is excited to gain a further understanding of Environmental Health through an organization or agency that shares their vision of community engagement guiding research that supports equity-centered policy initiatives.

This summer, Kai will be a Segal Fellow Intern with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, focusing on equity-related research for the Clean Heat Standard.

Riley Genevieve Miner

2024 Brandeis Undergraduate Segal Fellow Riley Genevieve Miner (she/her) is a passionate community builder and organizer from El Paso, Texas, studying Health: Science, Society, and Policy, Anthropology, and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. Riley is very excited to spend this summer exploring one or more of her passions for health equity, youth empowerment, and Jewish community organizing, applying skills she has in pursuit of tikkun olam, or repairing the world.

Ela Petit Frere

2024 Brandeis Heller MPP Segal Fellow Ela Petit Frere is an MPP graduate student at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University concentrating on Children, Youth, and Family Policy. She is dedicated to community development and focused on creating better determinants of health for immigrant families. She is eager to identify and develop policies tailored to building advantageous social benefits for local communities in need around Boston. This summer, Ela is excited to have an impact on family policy and to learn more about researching, evaluating, and data analyzing policy regarding child care, the foster care system, maternal leave, social welfare benefits for families, and other related issue areas.