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Self-Arranged Internships for CEAS and EALC Graduate Students

Submissions open: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 23:59

Stanford Global Studies Internship Program supports CEAS and EALC graduate students for self-arranged summer internships in the U.S. or abroad. Applications may focus on any aspect of East Asian Studies - arts, business, people & society, history, culture, technology, and politics. The internship can be related to public service or academic/policy research.

The program offers a hybrid model with both virtual and in-person possibilities depending on how the pandemic situation evolves and university policy. Internship locations must comply with the University's International Travel Policy.

Internship duration must be at least 8 weeks full-time (35+ hours/week) in a non-academic quarter.

  • 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 about summer internship eligibility.


1) Click "APPLY NOW" on the upper right corner of this opportunity.

2) Click "Update your SOLO profile" to create and update a profile;

3) Click "Recommendation" on the right to enter your recommender's information. Your recommender will receive a notification about the recommendation form. If you miss this step, you might not be able to save a draft of your application.

4) Complete the rest of the application questions and click "Review and Submit" once your application is complete. Please double check if you select the correct position(s) before you submit the application.

§  Your statement helps the committee evaluate your fit with your self-arranged internship position.  Clearly state why you are applying to that organization, what particular skills you can bring to the host organization and what you expect to gain from the internship experience. Please write within 300 words. Your statement should include the host organization's name, website, internship address, contact person's name, email, and phone number; as well as the internship dates, job description, and an itemized budget (including room & board, health insurance, vaccination(s), etc.).

§  Stanford reserves the right to cancel or modify any award before or during the internship for any reason, including natural disasters, emergencies, or compliance with the University travel policy at

United States of America (Stanford off-campus)
  • This position is open to CEAS and EALC graduate students. 
  • 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. 



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Stanford Global Studies Internship Program