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Barbara Sanford
2021 | Tallinn, Estonia | Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom
This past spring, I had the opportunity to intern with Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom in Tallinn, Estonia. Even though the internship took place virtually, I had an incredible experience throughout the quarter. 
2021 | Nogales, Mexico | FESAC Nogales
I started volunteering with Fundación Del Empresariado Sonorense (FESAC) in June of 2020, after a fellow Stanford student told me about BCA, FESAC’s partner organization committed to immigrant rights and community development at the U.S.-Mexico border. 
2021 | Washington, DC | Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
One of my most rewarding experiences during my time at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. was creating a primer on the origin of the Taliban and its views concerning women. This work was truly fascinating and allowed me to gain understanding of the complex overlays of...
2021 | Brooklyn, NY | Social Science Research Council
I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to intern at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. My experience at SSRC really cemented my passion for conflict prevention and my conviction in the power that international organizations have to make the world more...
Jiayi
2020 | Tokyo | Rogers Investment Advisors
This summer, I interned at Rogers Investment Advisors based in Tokyo. Although I was not able to work in its office near the beautiful Zojoji Temple, I was still impressed and thankful for the guidance I received from my mentors, and the support from the other interns. Every day, we had an hour-...
Joceline and Shanghai Zoom background
2020 | Shanghai | Keru
Over the summer, I was assigned to co-mentor a group of students in their consulting project with Shining Star, a non-profit organization that provides mental health resources for children in a rural community in Guangdong. As a student studying both Psychology and East Asian Studies at Stanford, I...
Katherine
2020 | New York | Social Science Research Council
I had a wonderful time virtually interning at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) this past summer, and I feel so grateful to have been able to learn so much about their work while getting to contribute. I was assigned to SSRC ‘s Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF), focusing on policy...
Kelsey
2020 | San Salvador | Cristosal
I am a junior majoring in International Relations with a human rights minor. I hope to attend law school and pursue human rights or immigration law. This summer I was an External Relations intern at Cristosal, an NGO based in El Salvador whose goal is to advance human rights in the Northern...
Matin working virtually
2020 | Washington, D.C. | Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
I’m a rising senior majoring in economics and minoring in Iranian Studies. Over the summer, I worked with the Carnegie Senior Fellow, Karim Sadjadpour on radicalism in the Middle East. My work focused on the relationship between sexuality and radicalism to get a better understanding of how...
Theodore
2020 | Taipei | Intumit
This summer I hoped to gain valuable experience working at a tech company in order to determine if I wanted to major in computer science. After my time working with Intumit, a company in Taipei, Taiwan, I am confident that I will major in CS. Because of the pandemic afflicting the world, I was...
2019 | Beijing | PlusAI
My time so far at PlusAI has been amazing! Working as a software engineering intern, I’ve felt as if I’m learning so much about the intricacies behind the self-driving car industry. At the Beijing office of PlusAI, I’m currently involved in the perception team - meaning that I’m working closely...
Dahee with colleagues
2019 | Paris | INSERM (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research) - Chromosome Biology & Dynamics Group
During my summer internship at Paris, France, I learned and utilized a battery of molecular genetics tools together with high-throughput in vivo microscopy and image analyses to figure out the chromatin motility. As the project was directly related to my major and interest, the internship...
Emma in Sarajevo
2019 | Sarajevo | Post Conflict Research Center
I spent this last summer in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where I interned at the Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC). The PCRC is an NGO that works to restore a culture of peace in Bosnia and the greater Balkans region by using an interdisciplinary approach that includes journalism, peace...
2019 | Moscow | Skoltech University
Above the simple iron gates, the painted towers rise: yellow and orange, green and blue. An icy wind chills my fingers, but the cold and consistently damp rain of this Saturday morning hasn’t discouraged me—or any of my fellow students—from venturing outside. We’re at the Ismailovskii Kremlin in...
Angelia Hue
2019 | Various Cities | Global Studies Internship Program
With the 2019-20 academic year drawing to a close, graduating seniors reflect on their experiences with the Global Studies Internship Program. In spite of their final quarter’s unusual circumstances, our former interns discuss their post-graduation plans with an inspiring sense of optimism, sharing...
Harry in Sydney
2019 | Sydney | Art Gallery of New South Wales
This summer, I worked as a design intern at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, a prominent public art museum in Sydney, Australia. During the internship, I focused on creating a map redesign for the art museum. This project involved research into how other major museums and cultural institutions...
2019 | Hong Kong | Asian Charity Services
The first few weeks of my internship in Hong Kong have really been off to a great start! From the first day I stepped inside the office of Asian Charity Services (ACS), I received a warm welcome and a smooth onboarding process. The entire team is friendly, professional, and extremely passionate...
2019 | Tokyo | Venture Republic
This internship has been everything I dreamed it to be and more. Everyone at Venture Republic is so nice. I’ve learned more than I thought I could ever know about the travel industry, how companies in Japan operate, and how international Japan really is.
Kylie
2019 | Riga, Latvia | TechHub Riga
I interned at Asya and TechHub in Riga, Latvia. I always dreamt of living abroad, and the SGS program provided a perfect opportunity for me to do so. Living and working in Riga this summer has been a fantastic experience.
2019 | Seoul | Herald
Liza Hafner, Stanford Global Studies’ Korea Herald intern in Seoul, South Korea, recently completed the first half of her internship at South Korea’s largest daily English-language newspaper. Hafner writes for the National news desk, which covers topics such as Korean politics, social affairs,...

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