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Self-Arranged Internships with Organizations in East Asia

Submissions open: 
Monday, October 12, 2020
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 23:59

The Stanford Global Internships Program offers a hybrid model with both virtual and in-person possibilities depending on how the pandemic situation evolves and university policy. Undergraduate students in all majors, including those who have not declared a major are eligible to apply to this opportunity. Coterm students must still have their undergraduate status.

Self-arranged internships give you the opportunity to research and select the organization you would like to intern with, and contact them directly to arrange the details. 

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

  • Applicants 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.


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 all undergraduate 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. 

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

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Time of Year: 
Spring, Summer
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Stanford Global Studies Internship Program