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Creative Coding for Change - Youth Global Network

Submissions open: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 23:59

Host Organization:  Youth Global Network


Brief organization profile: Youth Global Network (YGN), is established in 2013 under the extended ministry of Breakthrough, a non-profit making organization anchored on Christian faith, with a mission to gather and equip the youth with a global perspective to deliver acts of justice and mercy with local impact. At present, YGN has 100+ staff members with projects in Hong Kong and worldwide (Ghana, India, Cambodia, Philippines). 

City:  Hong Kong

Internship format:  Virtual/remote OR in-person (Depending on company and Stanford policies)

Internship Department: Creative Coding for Change (Project-C)

Department Profile Project Description: “Project-C” aims to bridge the digital divide and social divide through a series of computer coding and mentoring programs. It is an ambitious global project, with planned deployment in Hong Kong, China, Cambodia, India, and Ghana.

Project description: We look for Programmer Interns who can help with the technical development of the software especially with regard to artificial intelligence technology and user interface development, as well as Curriculum Designer Interns with a background in technology education to help in curriculum development and teaching of technology.

Number of Position(s):   3

Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Fulltime/Five days a week, June 21- August 13, 2021)   

Work Attire:  Smart casual

Local Language: Cantonese (Not required)

Additional desired intern qualifications: Prefer students with some programming background (experience with  Python and/or   JavaScript would be preferred),  or are interested in curriculum development and teaching with a background in technology education,  who would like to help the underprivileged in bridging the digital divide and social divide, and enjoy interacting with others.

Hong Kong
United States of America (Stanford off-campus)
City or Cities: 
Hong Kong
  • Internship duration must be at least 8 weeks full-time (35+ hours/week) in a non-academic quarter (Flex Term).
  • Students must have been enrolled in classes for two quarters before they are eligible to participate in full-time Stanford-funded opportunities during a Flex Term. Therefore, these types of opportunities will only be available in Spring and Summer Quarter.
  • Students must have completed two full-time enrolled quarters this academic year by the time their internship opportunity begins, but these quarters do not have to be consecutive.
  • Students can only participate in the program by taking a Flex Term during the internship experience.
  • Students are not eligible to participate in the Program while on a Leave of Absence (Please review this video for an explanation of a Flex Term vs. a Leave of Absence and consult this page for a planning tool for your Term Options).
  • International students must consult with Bechtel before attempting to take a Flex Term without previous three quarters of full-time enrollment.
  • A student may not be funded for more than one full time project in the 2020-21 academic year.
  • This position is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and coterms who are undergraduates in all majors, including undeclared. Coterm students must still have undergraduate status. MA students in the Center for East Asian Studies are also eligible to apply.
  • Participants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Seniors must postpone graduation paperwork until the internship ends, but may participate in commencement. For summer graduation requirements, including details regarding enrollment requirements and information about participation in the June commencement ceremonies, students should contact their major department's student services office and Registrar's Office for graduation quarter petition.
  • Preferably, before beginning their internships, selected candidates should have taken at least one course regarding the internship region. The course can be taken in the quarter prior to the internship. 

For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing

Each applicant can apply for a maximum of two program-arranged positions. If you apply more than two positions, we will only accept the first two applications based on the time of your submission. 

For more information, please see Eligibility and Stipend.

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