Summer 2018 Opportunities

Domestic Internships

Each student may apply to up to 2 Domestic Internships

Bay Area

Los Angeles

New York

Global Internships (through Stanford Global Studies)

Each student may apply to up to 2 Global Internships

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:

Click here for more 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.

Fellows work with an arts organization or a community-based organization using the arts to further social and racial justice goals.  Upon selection, the Institute for Diversity and the Arts (IDA) will work with Fellows to find and pair themselves with an academic mentor. With the help of their selected academic mentor, IDA staff, and previous CAF administrators and Fellows, CAF Fellows will meet with their mentors and with IDA/CAF’s support team to determine academic research that may assist with preparation for, and follow-up on, the summer learning experience.

Applicants must propose their own placements with organizations with which they have corresponded before the application deadline and effectively demonstrate that their intended partner organization is a well-run organization, where they will receive adequate guidance and supervision. Fellows assist in building and maintaining relationships with these arts organizations and the communities in which they are based.

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 made possible by the Institute for Diversity in the Arts and the Philip and Jennifer Arnold Satre Fund.

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.

Applicants should demonstrate eagerness to learn and take on a variety of tasks; strong written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently; attention to detail; willingness to be a team player, collaborate, participate, and take direction; and proficiency with MS Office.

Internships are approximately nine weeks and are 20 hours per week. Most positions will start Monday, June 25, 2018, but start and end dates can be flexible and negotiated between intern and supervisor.

Internships include a $2,500 stipend to help cover living expenses, such as housing, food, and transportation. Housing is not provided by the museum.

Stanford Repertory Theater

Stanford Repertory Theater brings professional theater to the Stanford community year-round, presenting challenging plays in a fresh, lively, and informed manner. Stanford students have the opportunity to work with theater professionals in a meaningful collaboration, involving design, performance, technical support, publicity, festival management and administration.

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.

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: