Internship Grants for CEAS and EALC Graduate Students

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The Stanford Global Studies (SGS) Internship Program in collaboration with the Center for East Asian Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures 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. Visit Health Alerts for Stanford travelers for the most current travel guidance and restrictions due to COVID-19. 

Internship duration must be at least 8 weeks full-time (35+ hours/week) in the summer.

Students are not eligible to participate in the Program while on a Leave of Absence 

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) Complete the rest of the application questions and click "Review and Submit" once your application is complete. 

§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.).

Supervisor/Mentor Requirement:

All interns must have a supervisor/mentor at their host organization. The mentor/supervisor must be a staff member (i.e., not a volunteer) who works full time with the host organization. The mentor/supervisor may not be the intern’s family member, and the host organization cannot be owned or run by the intern’s family member.


Although Stanford is providing funding for a project or has recommended a student for a project, Stanford’s evaluation of the project has been limited to the merits of the student’s application. Stanford Global Studies staff do not necessarily have direct experience with, nor do we professionally endorse, partner organizations. Among other things, Stanford is not in the position to evaluate, and therefore has not evaluated, whether the project will take place in a safe and secure environment. Stanford is not responsible for matters that are beyond its control and cannot warrant the safety or convenience of the circumstances under which the student will be traveling, living or working. Students are solely responsible for evaluating the safety of the environment in which they will be traveling and/or working and for taking appropriate precautions to safeguard their health and personal belongings.

§ 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)
  • You need to log in with your SUNet ID at the upper right corner on the application platform before you can start the application process. 

  • This position is open to CEAS and EALC graduate students (MAs/PhD). 

  • The final decision to proceed with the international learning opportunities is dependent upon factors such as a continued decline in case numbers and increase in vaccinations in specific locations. Policies regarding travel (domestic or international) and international internships will be updated as University policies evolve. Visit Health Alerts for Stanford travelers for the most current travel guidance and restrictions due to COVID-19.

  • Travel Reservations Requirement: All interns are required to utilize Stanford Travel, a centralized booking program, when booking airfare, hotels, or rental cars for their internship experiences.

  • Participants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Graduating students 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 CEAS/EALC student services office and Registrar's Office for graduation quarter petition.

  • Internship participants must certify that they are in good academic standing, and may not participate in the program or receive or retain internship stipends if they are on suspension.

  • International students must consult with Bechtel about interning in the U.S. or abroad in the summer.

  • 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. 

  • Interns must commit to full-time work (a minimum of 35 hours per week) for at least 8 weeks. 

  • To be eligible for a stipend, students must maintain health insurance for the duration of their internship.

  • Violations of Global Studies Internship Program policies are also violations of the Fundamental Standard and may be referred to the Office of Community Standards. The Global Studies Internship Program reserves the right to rescind funding at any given point and time should they be apprised of any policy violations as outlined above.                             

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

Further inquiries shall be emailed to globalinternships [at]

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Stanford Global Studies Internship Program