APARC Student Internships

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Student Internships

Work on Asia-Pacific-focused projects at premier institutions

Theory into practice

Shorenstein APARC helps Stanford students connect academic learning with immersive professional opportunities
Stanford student and Global Policy Intern Kendra Mysore standing next to former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

We Partner with Multiple Stanford Programs to Offer Summer Internships

Interns experience Asian cultures and explore career interests while working full time with mentors on Asia-Pacific-focused projects at leading companies, policy institutions, and international affairs organizations.

Interns experiencing culture in China and South Korea

Summer 2021 Internships

We highlight below internships involving APARC faculty and list other Asia-based student opportunities. For complete details about student internship opportunities and application information, visit Stanford Off-Campus Learning Opportunities (SOLO).

I was amazed to learn about the immense scope of the United States Indo-Pacific Command exercise program. I now have a much greater appreciation for the importance of these exercises for military preparedness and for diplomacy and security alliances.
Rachel Hirshman
BS '18, MS '19, Global Policy Intern, 2018

    FSI Global Policy Internships: Overview
  • FSI Global Policy Internships: Overview
  • Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
  • The Asia Foundation, Thailand
  • The Asia Foundation – Washington, D.C.
  • Other 2021 FSI Global Policy Internships in Asia or with Asia-Focused Organizations

FSI Global Policy Internships: Overview

Shorenstein APARC partners with the Freeman Spogli Institute Student Programs to offer Global Policy Internships, summer-long internships that enable Stanford students to work on policy-relevant projects at prominent organizations in Asia. These fellowships emphasize faculty mentorship, provide a stipend, and are open to Stanford undergraduate and master’s students from all majors. Fully funded, they are administered by FSI Student Programs.
 
Click the following menu for further details about relevant summer 2021 Global Policy Internships. Applications close on January 18, 2021.
 
 
Wonder what it's like to experience a global policy internship? Read the stories of some of our alumni below!

Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

The Carnegie Tsinghua Center intern will support staff in four areas: Programs and Research, Operations, Development, and Communications.

Mentor: Thomas Fingar
Location: Beijing, China. Remote options may be available should travel not be possible due to COVID-19.

The Asia Foundation, Thailand

The Asia Foundation - Thailand intern will assist with policy-relevant research on conflict and instability trends across the South/Southeast Asia region, potentially using quantitative and/or qualitative sources. This will build on the State of Conflict report. The research will involve the synthesis of existing data. The primary focus is on patterns of violent conflict, their causes, and their impact across the region.

Mentor: Kiyoteru Tsutsui
Location: Bangkok Thailand. Remote options will be available should COVID-10 prevent travel.

The Asia Foundation – Washington, D.C.

The Asia Foundation – Washington, D.C. intern will gain an understanding of the administrative and operational procedures of a nonprofit international development organization, broaden knowledge of Asia and key U.S. policy issues related to the region, and increase familiarity with key players in the Washington-area diplomatic, policymaking, and civil society community by attending and reporting on an array of events at local peer organizations and on Capitol  Hill.

Mentor: Kiyoteru Tsutsui
Location: Washington, D.C.

Other 2021 FSI Global Policy Internships in Asia or with Asia-Focused Organizations

Carnegie India
Mentor: Saumitra Jha
Location: New Dehli, India. Remote options will be available should travel not be a possibility due to COVID-19.

Carnegie South Asia
Mentor: Saumitra Jha
Location: Washington, D.C.

Yangon School of Political Science
Mentor: Larry Diamond
Location: Yangon, Burma. Remote options will be available if travel is not possible.

    King Center for Global Development Summer Undergraduate Field Research Assistant Opportunities: Overview
  • King Center for Global Development Summer Undergraduate Field Research Assistant Opportunities: Overview
  • Gender and Social Inequalities in Health and Healthcare in India
  • Patterns of Organizational Mobility in the Chinese Bureaucracy
  • Other 2021 King Center Summer Undergraduate Field Research Opportunities in Asia

King Center for Global Development Summer Undergraduate Field Research Assistant Opportunities: Overview

Shorenstein APARC partners with the King Center for Global Development to offer Global Development Summer Undergraduate Field Research Assistant opportunities to Stanford undergraduates interested in global poverty and development across disciplines. Selected students spend up to 12 weeks in a low- or middle-income country conducting full-time research for a Stanford faculty member or affiliate. Each research assistant receives a stipend to cover travel and living expenses.

Click the menu below for further details about relevant Summer 2021 fieldwork (or remote) opportunities. Applications close on May 24, 2021.

Questions? Contact the King Center.

Gender and Social Inequalities in Health and Healthcare in India

The Gender and Social Inequalities in Health and Healthcare in India research assistant will help with ongoing research by Radhika Jain, Shorenstein APARC Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow. Jain's work shows that although India has spent substantial public resources on expanding health insurance programs that provide the poorest households with free or highly subsidized health care, these programs have had limited effects on health expenditures and outcomes to date. The research assistant will primarily work on cleaning, preparing, and analyzing large datasets in Stata.

Mentor: Radhika Jain

Patterns of Organizational Mobility in the Chinese Bureaucracy

The Patterns of Organizational Mobility in the Chinese Bureaucracy research assistant will help with ongoing research by sociologist and Shorenstein APARC faculty Xueguang Zhou, whose research team constructs a longitudinal dataset with rich information on socioeconomic indicators at different localities (counties, prefectures, and selected provinces) to examine and compare changes in the association between the elite mobility and economic development (and social welfare) across regions and over time in China.

Mentor: Xueguang Zhou

Other 2021 King Center Summer Undergraduate Field Research Opportunities in Asia

For more information about the following 2021 summer quarter research opportunities, please visit the King Center's website.

Human Rights Prospects and Challenges in ASEAN: Seeking Accountability in Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, and the Philippines
Mentors: David Cohen

Topical Emollient Therapy for Prevention of Atopic Diseases in Young Children in Bangladesh: Protocol Development in Preparation for a Clinical Trial
Mentor: Gary Darmstadt 

Crime, Violence, and Policing: Patterns and Hotspots in India
Mentor: Nirvikar Jassal 

Can Economics and Finance Reduce Ethnic Conflict and Political Polarization?
Mentor: Saumitra Jha

When Do Women Represent Women?: Women’s Electoral Representation and Policy Decisions in India
Menotr: Soledad Prillaman

    Stanford Global Studies Internships: Overview
  • Stanford Global Studies Internships: Overview
  • Opportunities with Organizations in East Asia
  • Opportunities with Organizations in Southeast Asia

Stanford Global Studies Internships: Overview

The Stanford Global Studies Division offers summer internships that enable Stanford students to gain hands-on experience at major technology companies, media organizations, consulting firms, university hospitals, law offices, museums, and more. They are open to undergraduate students from all majors and years.

Click the menu below for further details about Summer 2021 Stanford Global Studies internships to which APARC faculty provide input. Applications close on February 9, 2021.

Questions? View Stanford Global Studies Internship FAQ page.

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