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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 2020 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
  • West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University
  • Other 2020 FSI Global Policy Internships in Asia

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 2020 Global Policy Internships. Applications are due February 6, 2020.
 

Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

The Carnegie Tsinghua Center intern will support staff in four areas: finance, development efforts, government relations outreach, and planning and executing internal and external events.

Mentor: Thomas Fingar
Location: Beijing, China

West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University

The Sichuan University, West China School of Public Health intern will spend the first three weeks in China working together with the Rural Education Action Program (REAP) team to conduct interviews, execute research programs and communicate with rural villagers who have participated in REAP projects. The remaining seven weeks will be spent conducting research at the West China School of Public Health offices in Chengdu, being immersed in the office and in the field working alongside local faculty and graduate student researchers.
 

Mentor: Scott Rozelle
Location: Chengdu, China

Other 2020 FSI Global Policy Internships in Asia

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Mentor: Francis Fukuyama
Location: Beijing, China

Carnegie India
Mentor: Saumitra Jha
Location: New Dehli, India

Yangon School of Political Science
Mentor: Larry Diamond
Location: Yangon, Burma

    King Center for Global Development Summer Undergraduate Field Research Assistant Opportunities: Overview
  • King Center for Global Development Summer Undergraduate Field Research Assistant Opportunities: Overview
  • Health Disparities and Chronic Disease Control in China or Thailand
  • Other 2020 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 2020 fieldwork oppoertunities. Applications are due February 6, 2020.

Questions? Contact the King Center.

Health Disparities and Chronic Disease Control in China or Thailand

The Health Disparities and Chronic Disease Control intern supports a network of researchers studying how to enhance cost-effective non-communicable disease (NCD) control in Thailand or rural China. The student members of the team will assist with data collection and analysis related to (1) strengthening primary care for NCD control in Thailand or rural Zhejiang province, China; (2) comparing and evaluating national programs in Thailand or China that promote better physician supply in rural areas; and (3) supporting the work of the Equity Initiative promoting leadership for health equity in southeast Asia or China.

Mentor: Karen Eggleston
Location: Bangkok, Thailand; or Hangzhou, China

Other 2020 King Center Summer Undergraduate Field Research Opportunities in Asia

Blasphemy Laws, Human Rights, and Discrimination in Indonesia 
Mentors: David Cohen and Dian Rositawati
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Impact of Technology-based Rapid Hiring in Entrepreneurial Ventures in Thailand
Mentor: Charles Eesley
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Is Knowledge Power?: Civics Training, Women’s Political Representation, and Local Governance in India
Mentor: Soledad Prillaman
Location: Bhopal, India

Folk Musicians Research Project
Mentor: Aruna Ranganathan
Location: Delhi, India

    Stanford Global Studies Internships: Overview
  • Stanford Global Studies Internships: Overview
  • Caixin (Media) Global
  • NCSOFT Corporation
  • Kozo Keikaku Engineering
  • Mitsubishi Research Institute

Stanford Global Studies Internships: Overview

The Stanford Global Studies Division offers summer internships that enable Stanford students to gain hands-on experience at major technoogy 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 2020 Stanford Global Studies internships referred to by APARC faculty. Applications are due February 5, 2020.

Questions? Contact Stanford Global Studies.

Caixin (Media) Global

The Caixin Global intern assists one of the three main teams at this Chinese independent media organization covering the country’s business and financial sectors: Finance, Corporate News and CX Tech.

Location: Beijing, China

NCSOFT Corporation

NCSOFT Corporation interns work with the company’s AI Center and Natural Language Processing Center, its R&D departments focusing on AI research.

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Kozo Keikaku Engineering

Kozo Keikaku Engineering interns work with the company’s SBD Solution Department, Radio Technology Department, Decision Making Support Field, Construction / Disaster Preparedness Field Department.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Mitsubishi Research Institute

Mitsubishi Research Institute interns engage in research-oriented projects to facilitate the Institute’s integration of think-tank functions and consulting/IT solution services in support of clients.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

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