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The Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies supports student internships with organizations that work on international policy issues.

The IPS office provides one-on-one advising and coaching on job search techniques, forwards student résumés to employers, and introduces students to Stanford alumni in their areas of interest.

Funding is available to IPS students for 10-week summer internships with international organizations, NGOs, and government agencies anywhere in the world.  In 2015, IPS students spent their summers in China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, and Uganda, as well as Chicago, New York, San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington, DC.

Students will be invited to apply to the IPS Summer Internship Stipend Program beginning in April.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through the summer.

Snapshots of 2015 summer internships »


Jessie Brunner at the U.S. State Department

Jessie Brunner (IPS ‘14) makes a presentation to the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Lukas Friedemann interviewing Tanzanians

Lukas Friedemann (IPS ‘13) conducts research in Tanzania on mobile money for Innovations for Poverty Action.

Amel Zahid and Nuria Moya Guzman at the World Bank

IPS 2013 students Amel Zahid (left) and Nuria Moya Guzman (right) meet World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim during their summer with the World Bank Group’s Doing Business Project.

Spencer Kim at the UN Development Programme's offices in Fiji

Spencer Kim (IPS ‘13) studied the impact of climate change on Pacific Island nations with the UN Development Programme’s Environment Director in Suva, Fiji.

Jon Gatto doing field research in Afghanistan

Jon Gatto (IPS ‘09) conducted fieldwork in northeastern Afghanistan for Afghanistan’s Center for Research and Policy Studies.

Blooming trees on Stanford campus

Review the IPS Summer Internships for the classes of 2011-2016.