Research Assistant Internships

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APARC Research Assistant Internships

Supporting Stanford students interested in contemporary Asia topics

RA Internship Applications

APARC invites current Stanford students to apply for our summer 2021 research assistant internships. The deadline for applications for summer quarter assignments has been EXTENDED to March 15. Scroll down to learn more and apply.

About the APARC Research Assistant Internships

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) expanded its internship opportunities in response to the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, recognizing the harsh impacts of the crisis on students' academic careers and their access to future jobs and valuable work experience.

The Center is seeking highly motivated and dedicated undergraduate- and graduate-level students to join our team as paid research assistant interns for the spring and summer quarters of 2021. Research assistants will work with assigned APARC faculty members on projects focused on contemporary Asia, studying varied issues related to the politics, economies, populations, security, foreign policies, and international relations of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.

All positions will be for eight weeks. The hourly pay rate is $17 for undergraduate students, $25 for graduate students.

Research assistant positions are open to current Stanford students only.

Decisions regarding the options for telecommuting work will be made closer to the appointment start dates in accordance with the evolving COVID-19 situation and the University's recommendations.

Applicant Requirements and Timeline

The deadline for applications for summer 2021 assignments has now been EXTENDED to March 15.

Please follow these application guidelines:

I. Prepare the following materials:

II. Fill out the following online application form for spring or summer 2021, including the above two attachments, and submit the complete form:

III. Arrange for a letter of recommendation from a faculty to be sent directly to Shorenstein APARC.
Please note: the faculty members should email their letters directly to Kristen Lee at

We will consider only applications that include all supporting documents.


For questions about the APARC Diversity Grant and the application process, please contact Kristen Lee at