Summer 2019 Opportunities

Domestic Internships (through SIPAA)

Information regarding Summer 2019 opportunities will be available beginning December 2018.

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Global Internships (through Stanford Global Studies)

The Stanford Global Studies (SGS) Division offers Stanford students an opportunity to extend classroom learning to immersive, cultural and professional experiences through the Global Studies Internship Program.

Currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and coterms at Stanford in ALL majors are eligible to apply, including undeclared students.

Check out these featured global arts opportunities and apply through Stanford Global Studies:

SGS also has funding opportunities for global self-arranged internships. Click here to learn more.

Learn more about other global internship opportunities through SGS in fields such as business, nonprofit, media, education, medicine, technology, engineering, science, law and government.

Other Summer Opportunities in the Arts Through Stanford

Community Arts Fellowship

Community Arts Fellows (CAF) have the opportunity to spend a summer working full-time in the areas of curating, presenting, outreach and/or arts education with a focus on social justice or racial justice issues. Fellows may work in the United States or abroad.

CAF fellows work with an arts organization or a community-based organization using the arts to further social and racial justice goals. Applicants must propose their own placements with organizations with which they have corresponded before the application deadline. With the help of IDA staff, and previous CAF administrators and Fellows, CAF Fellows will determine a course of research and preparation for their summer learning experience.

Each Community Arts Fellow receives a base stipend of $5,000 award to support travel and living expenses during the summer. Financial aid and supplemental funding are available to students who qualify.

This fellowship is administered by the Institute for Diversity in the Arts and the Haas Center for Public Service.

Cantor Arts Center Summer Internship Program

Spend the Summer at the Cantor! Get paid to work behind the scenes at the Cantor Arts Center. Interns gain experience in the museum field, enjoy weekly lunches with Cantor staff, and participate in field trips to Bay Area museums. Open to freshman and sophomore students. Internship placement opportunities include:

  • Academic Programs
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Collections
  • Conservation
  • Exhibitions
  • Education and Public Programs

Eligibility and Requirements:
No experience required, but enthusiastic interest in art and museums is necessary. Internships are open to freshmen and sophomore Stanford students of all majors. You must be a Stanford student to apply.

Internships include a stipend to help cover living expenses, such as housing, food, and transportation. Housing is not provided by the museum.

BEAM Fellows

BEAM Fellows is a partnership between Stanford alumni and BEAM, Stanford Career Education, to connect undeclared frosh and sophomores to alumni with non-technical summer internships. Alumni from diverse industries seek interns for a variety of substantive and engaging work.

There are opportunities in entertainment, finance, business, marketing, graphic design, social media, sales, and more! Students hired by alumni for BEAM Fellows can also apply for stipend funding to help cover the costs of travel and living expenses.

All opportunities are posted on Handshake.

Summer Public Service Opportunities in the Arts

Build knowledge, skills, and networks while making meaningful contributions to communities locally, nationally, and across the globe.

Cardinal Quarter offers you the opportunity to participate in a full-time, quarter-long public service experience designed to integrate your academic learning with field-based experience. You can pursue prearranged placements or self-designed opportunities in both domestic and international settings. Cardinal Quarter is offered by the Haas Center for Public Service in association with over 30 campus partners, including the Office of the Vice President for the Arts.

The following opportunities are particularly suited for arts-related opportunities. Click here for additional information about other Cardinal Quarter Fellowship opportunities.

Community Service Work-Study

The Community Service Work-Study (CSWS) Program provides academic year and summer employment opportunities for currently enrolled students who receive financial aid at Stanford. Eligible students have the freedom to design a service experience in collaboration with a partnering organization. CSWS is a federally-supported program, co-administered for Stanford by the Haas Center and the Financial Aid Office.

Donald Kennedy Public Service Fellowship

The fellowship provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to design and implement summer service projects resulting in tangible deliverables used to sustain service to a community. Fellows work to alleviate some of society’s most pressing concerns across the United States and in other countries. Projects vary in size and scope, work with diverse constituencies, and address a wide range of issues. Fellows may work in any field of interest.

This fellowship is administered by the Haas Center for Public Service

Stanford in Government (SIG)

Stanford in Government (SIG) funds more than 60 fellowships for students each year at policy-related organizations, connects students with opportunities to hear and learn from policymakers, and coordinates a variety of civic engagement education initiatives.

Check out these arts policy-related opportunities:

Bill Lane Center for the American West

Every summer, the Bill Lane Center for the American West offers many opportunities for Stanford undergraduates (including graduating seniors) to work with organizations throughout the West. Through these internships, students can explore careers in natural history, conservation, land use, museum curation, resource management, and related fields.

Check out these arts-related opportunities: