Host Organization: Keru
Organization Profile: Keru combines the concepts of social impact consulting and education to deliver real world impact to mission-driven partners while imparting valuable knowledge, skills, and awareness to students. As a consultancy, we help grassroots-level non-profits and social enterprises in rural China and Southeast Asia to increase impact. As an education organization, we design and run service-learning programs for high school students (typically ages 14-18) based on our real client engagements. On these trips, students travel to rural China and Southeast Asia to work with project leaders, mentors, and content experts to propose real consulting solutions to our clients and gain valuable professional experience. Keru is a group of close-knit individuals that enjoys tackling complex challenges and solving difficult problems. As a cross-cultural company, we relish open-mindedness and treasure the diversity of our team. We have a full-time team of 6 and a part time staff over 50.
Internship format: Virtual/Remote or In-person (Pending Stanford, host country and host organization travel policies)
City: Shanghai, China
Internship format: Virtual/remote OR in-person (This option is pending university policy.)
Responsibilities will include:
- Serving as a Program Mentor on 2 Keru field programs
- Supporting student development by working with students during the field programs in a variety of activities, including teaching classroom lessons, 1:1 mentor time, reflection time, meals, group fun time, and presentations to local partners
- Preparing field program supplies, curriculum content, and other operations before, during, and after the field program
- Research and developing consulting content in different social sector areas for partners, including business plan development, marketing materials creation, pure field research reporting, summer camp operations, impact assessments, etc.
- Participating in local partner engagements through field programs
- Assisting in building out engagement plans and templates for Keru’s current and future social impact consulting engagements
- Researching, auditing, and recording the “Impact from the Field”
- Designing and writing social media posts on WeChat, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
- Researching marketing strategies and completing competitor comparisons
- Working on videography and photography projects as needed
- Designing and modifying the website as needed
- Designing, implementing, and analyzing summer student, staff, and parent surveys
- Tracking resources for field programs
- Seeking ways to increase company operation efficiency
- Social Impact Research
-Assisting Keru’s Head of Research on latest research projects and social impact development, usually in the form of writing research reports
Number of Opening(s): 4
Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Monday to Friday, June 20- August 12, 2022): Full time/ Five days a week
Work Attire: Casual, for in-person interns, please bring 1 business formal outfit in case of company visit
Local language: Chinese
Local language level needed: Not required; however, we do prefer individuals with Chinese language skills for our in-person programs
Additional desired intern qualifications:
- Excellent working independently and remotely
- Superior oral communication skills
- Curiosity, ability to lead, creative problem-solver who can find resources to make it happen
- Strong project management skills, ability to juggle multiple projects at once
- Consulting background a plus
- Passion and experience working with students in an educational context
- For China-based programs, intermediate or advanced Chinese is strongly preferred
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.
Preference is given to undergraduate students majoring in East Asian Studies.
For summer 2022, proof of vaccination will be required for all undergraduate travel, with no exceptions. 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.
Students must be enrolled at Stanford in the quarter when they apply for an internship opportunity (Winter), and will need to be enrolled in undergraduate study in the quarter when grant funding is disbursed (Spring). Applicants participating in off-campus Stanford programs are welcome to apply, but it is the responsibility of the applicant to compile, collate, and submit a complete application.
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.
The Program is open to all undergraduate students. Seniors and coterm students are eligible as long as they do not confer their undergraduate degrees until after they complete their internships to remain eligible.
Participants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Graduating 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.
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.
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 positions within the program. If you apply more than two positions, we will only accept the first two applications based on the time of your submission.
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