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Summer Service Opportunities

Mar 15 2019

Check out these April-deadline Cardinal Quarter Opportunities!

Looking for a stipended summer service opportunity? It’s not too late! See below for Cardinal Quarter programs with spring deadlines, and drop by the Haas Center or email cardinalquarter@stanford.edu if you have any questions.

Self-designed opportunities:

(Check out this Cardinal Quarter Connections list of host organizations seeking Stanford interns and these lists of former fellows for placement ideas!)

  • Alternative Spring Break Continuation Fellowship—Application deadline 4/28
    Only open to students who participated in ASB 2019
    The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Continuation Fellowship allows students to expand on their ASB or ThanksGiving Back (TGB) experience through a summer internship opportunity working with a host community organization. Fellows can return to work with an organization they visited during their ASB or TGB trip, or identify a similar organization addressing the issue(s) explored during the ASB or TGB experience. Applicants must confirm their host organizations before the application deadline, and a letter of recommendation is required.
  • Community Service Work-Study Program—Application deadline 4/12
    Through Community Service Work-Study, eligible students can gain meaningful work experience at a nonprofit, government, or Native American tribal organization in your home state or elsewhere in the United States, while earning part of your financial aid. CSWS partner organizations have included Human Rights Watch, Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and YMCA. To learn more about coordinating a CSWS Cardinal Quarter, schedule an appointment with program director Yvette Zepeda or drop by peer advising office hours listed on the website.
  • Haas Fellowships Round 2—Application deadline 4/7
    Haas fellowship funding is available to undergraduate students planning on engaging in full time, nine-week public service opportunities in or outside the United States this summer. A host organization must be identified and secured before applying for the fellowship, and a letter of recommendation is required. The Haas Fellowships Round 2 application also includes an option to be considered for the Advancing Gender Equity, Black Diaspora, Chicanx/Latinx Communities, Empowering Asian/Asian American Communities, Indigenous Communities, and/or Stanford Pride fellowships!
  • Roland Longevity Fellowship—Application deadline 4/7
    Roland Longevity Fellows provide service to older adults and/or conduct research on issues of aging. You can contact our prearranged partners Mon Ami or Avenidas (see details here), or identify and secure your own host organization before applying for the fellowship. A letter of recommendation is also required. 
  • Stanford in Government Stipends Round 2—Application deadline 4/8
    Stanford in Government (SIG) invites undergraduates to apply for our Stipends program, an opportunity to receive funding for 9-week policy-related internships. Stipends are open to non-graduating students of all majors. A letter of recommendation is required.
  • World Wildlife Fund—Application deadline 4/7

    There are four opportunities available to intern with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) this summer in France, Australia or Malaysia. Interested applicants should review the WWF placement descriptions in the Cardinal Quarter Connections spreadsheet, contact the supervisor at their site of interest to discuss the details of their internship, and apply online through the the Haas Fellowships Round 2 opportunity. Applicants must confirm a placement with their specific host site before the application deadline, and a letter of recommendation is required.

Prearranged Placements:

  • Assessing the Impact of Digital Marketing Training for Entrepreneurs in Kenya—Rolling deadline

    The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development offers undergraduate students interested in global poverty and development the opportunity to work on faculty-led projects and gain fieldwork experience through the Summer Undergraduate Field Research Assistant Program. We are partnering with one of the largest banks in East Africa, Equity Group Foundation (EGF), to investigate whether and how a digital vs. non-digital business skills training improves business growth among entrepreneurs in Kenya.

  • Education and Youth Development Fellowship—Application deadline 4/7
    Education and Youth Development Fellows spend the summer working with community partners to support summer youth programs and/or address youth and education-related issues. Fellowship opportunities are available at Spring Initiative in Clarksdale, MS, and Fostering Media Connections in Los Angeles. A letter of recommendation is required.
  • Bill Lane Center for the American West Internships—Rolling deadline
    Two exciting internships are still available through the Bill Lane Center for the American West: one with the Yosemite Archives at Yosemite National Park, and another with the Henry’s Fork Foundation (HFF), the only organization whose sole purpose is to conserve, protect, and restore the unique fisheries, wildlife, and aesthetic qualities of the Henry’s Fork in Idaho and its watershed. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
  • Stanford Energy Internships in California and the West (SEICW) Round 2—Application deadline 4/8
    SEICW offers a suite of paid, energy-related public service internships for Stanford students in California, Colorado, and Utah. Internship positions are available with the California Air Resources Board, the California Independent System Operator, and the Western Interstate Energy Board. A letter of recommendation is required.
  • Stanford in Government Fellowships Round 2—Application deadline 4/8
    SIG's Fellowships Program provides highly qualified, ambitious students with meaningful exposure to the public policy process through a number of paid summer fellowships pre-arranged by SIG. SIG’s Round 2 Fellowships include placements at the Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom and CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System). A letter of recommendation is required.