Stanford Internship Program in Arts Administration (SIPA) Summer 2022
Haas Center for Public Service
Design Your Own
Applications closed on March 14, 2022
Approximate Offer Date:
Thursday, March 31, 2022
The Stanford Internship Program in Arts Administration (SIPA) is a funding program that supports the exploration of career pathways in the arts. SIPA is part of Cardinal Quarter, a campus-wide experiential learning initiative.
SIPA is a self-designed internship stipend program. SIPA interns spend the summer quarter working full-time with a supervisor/mentor in a United States-based arts organization of their choice. Students accepted into SIPA receive a stipend from Stanford to assist with living costs during their internship.
How It Works
Step 1: Apply for and secure an eligible internship
Start this process early! You must secure an internship before applying to SIPA for a stipend.
Step 2: Apply for a SIPA stipend via SOLO
Visit our website for details regarding internship eligibility and application requirements.
February 8, 2022 @ 11:59pm (Pacific): Cycle A Application deadline
March 14, 2022 @ 11:59pm (Pacific): Cycle B Application deadline
Additional application timeline information available here.
What you will do
Learn about what it takes to run an arts organization in the United States
Discover a variety of career pathways connected to the arts
Experience the vibrancy of the United States arts ecosystem
Eligibility and Requirements:
Open to current Stanford undergraduate and co-term students from all academic disciplines.
Graduating seniors and co-terms: May be given lower priority for SIPA. Graduating seniors and co-terms may not be eligible for additional financial aid beyond the base stipend amount and cannot receive both SIPA and a postgraduate fellowship in the same year.
Internships can only be completed during Summer Quarter.
Students must have completed two full-time enrolled quarters this academic year by the time their internship opportunity begins, but these quarters do not have to be consecutive.
Students are only eligible for one Stanford-funded full-time experiential learning opportunity during the 2021-22 academic year (inclusive of summer). If students choose to participate in SIPA or CAF, they will not be eligible for another Stanford-sponsored full-time funding opportunity (e.g., another Cardinal Quarter opportunity, Global Studies Internship Program, Undergraduate Research Major Grants, Chappell Lougee, full-time departmental and faculty research grants, Beagle II Award, etc.).
For Academic Year 2021-22 (inclusive of summer 2022), proof of vaccination will be required for all undergraduate travel, with no exceptions. The final decision to proceed with domestic and international learning opportunities is dependent upon factors such as a continued decline in case numbers and increase in vaccinations in specific locations. Policies regarding travel (domestic or international) and experiential learning opportunities will be updated as University policies evolve. Visit Health Alerts for Stanford travelers for the most current travel guidance and restrictions due to COVID-19.
Travel Reservations Requirement: SIPA recipients are required to utilize Stanford Travel, a centralized booking program, when booking air fare, hotels, or rental cars for their internship experiences.
Host Organization Eligibility
All proposed host organizations for SIPA must meet specific eligibility criteria. Please contact program staff if you or your host organization have questions about the criteria.
Students will receive a base stipend of $5,500 for for 2021-22 internships, plus financial aid and/or a cost-of-living supplement, if eligible.
For international students: Stipend will be paid through Stanford. Contact the Bechtel Center to review any additional paperwork/authorizations that may be required in order to participate.
Stipends will be paid once students complete all pre-participation requirements and finalize their internship placement.
Related Stanford Opportunities
Independent Projects: SIPA's focus is on arts administration and working with organizations. If you are interested in pursuing a community or independent project (such as making a film, apprenticing with an artist, pursuing a writing project, developing community artwork, etc.) you are encouraged to explore the following Stanford opportunities:
International Projects: All SIPA placements must be with organizations headquartered and located in the United States. If you are interested in an international internship you are encouraged to explore the following Stanford opportunities: