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Stanford students work, learn about everyday life in Asia


A view of bustling Tokyo's skyline at twilight. Tokyo was one of several locations where Stanford students lived and worked through the East Asia Internship Program this past summer.
Photo credit: 
Sarah Lin Bhatia

What if you had the opportunity to work at a leading independent media company in China, or behind-the-scenes on a popular television show in Korea?

The 25 students who participated this past summer in Stanford’s East Asia Internship Program gained hands-on experience at major media organizations, consulting firms, university hospitals, law offices, museums, and more. They also learned about language, everyday life, and culture, and made lasting friendships and professional connections.

The internship program is co-sponsored by the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) and the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies.

Members of the internship selection committee included:

Read more about the students’ experiences this summer.