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About Stanford Global Studies Internship Program

Jesus Sandoval at Bratus Capital, Saw Paulo, Brazil
Darian Banner
Jingwen Xing METI
Nikki Banner
Sarah Johnson Banner
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art


The Stanford Global Studies (SGS) Division offers highly qualified Stanford students an opportunity to extend classroom knowledge of the world, to immersive cultural and working experiences through the Global Studies Internship Program. The Program celebrated its 10th anniversary in Beijing in 2014.

Program identified internship positions cover a wide range of fields, including business, non-profit, media, education, medicine, art, technology, science and government. For summer 2016, the Program will also support students for self-arranged internships at locations without travel warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State. 

Currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and coterms at Stanford in ALL majors are eligible to apply, including undeclared students. The WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice internship is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including the Law School. Other graduate internships are available only to the Center for East Asian Studies M.A. students. In summer 2015, 82 students in 29 majors participated in the program in Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Hong KongIndia, Ireland, Japan, Nicaragua, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and Uganda. Islamic and Iranian Studies related positions can be located in the U.S. More geographic locations might be added based on student demand. The Global Studies Internship Program collaborates with international area studies programs and centers within SGS.

Please check out Program Structure and FAQs for more information.

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