Through the Education and Youth Development Fellowship, a Cardinal Quarter opportunity, students spend the summer working with community partners to support summer youth programs and/or address youth and education-related issues. Funding is also available for students to work with organizations serving people with disabilities that impair learning. For opportunities during the fall, winter, or spring quarters, please see the Jane Stanford Fellowship.
Applicants may choose a prearranged opportunity (listed below) or propose their own placements in collaboration with their potential host organization. The application should effectively demonstrate that the intended partner organization has the need, interest, and capacity to work with an intern/fellow and to support the proposed work plan. For self-designed opportunities, please view our list of Cardinal Quarter Connections for host organizations seeking to work with Stanford undergraduate students.
Each Education & Youth Development Fellow receives a base stipend of $5,500 to cover most of the essential costs associated with an unpaid service experience. Financial aid and supplemental funding is available to students who qualify.
Visit this page for information on previous fellows' projects.
Students planning to work in education and youth development this summer or preparing to teach in the future should consider enrolling in EDUC 102: Examining Social Structures, Power and Educational Access. Interested students can contact instructors Priscila Garcia or Sophia Kim.
This fellowship is made possible by the Mosle Family Cardinal Quarter Fund, the Pritzker Family Cardinal Quarter Gift Fund, the Westly Fellowship Fund, and Haas Center donors as part of the Cardinal Quarter program.
Prearranged Fellowship Placements for Summer 2020
The following are prearranged Education and Youth Development fellowship placements for the summer of 2020. Detailed position descriptions are included in the Word document at the bottom of this webpage.
Educational First Steps
Los Angeles, CA:
Alliance for Children's Rights
Fostering Media Connections
Making the Right Connections, Inc.
Redwood City, CA:
San Francisco, CA:
California Education Partners
For complete eligibility requirements, please review our program policies in its entirety.
Currently enrolled first-years, sophomores, and juniors from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply, and applicants may vary in academic interests, public service involvement, and experience. Priority will be given to students who have completed fewer than two previous Cardinal Quarter opportunities. Graduating seniors are only eligible for Round 2 opportunities if funding is available, and the Round 2 deadline may be in April. Students who have begun their coterm programs are not eligible to apply.
Selected Education & Youth Development Fellows are expected to begin service after the conclusion of spring quarter and no later than July 6, 2020. All summer fellows are required to work with their community partners at least 35 hours/week for nine consecutive weeks at their placements. Fellows are expected to work on-site with their host organization, and have a designated full-time professional staff member on-site as their supervisor/mentor. Please review the complete program policies for additional requirements. Other commitments include the following:
- Complete the program orientation.
- Attend the Engaging in Ethical and Effective Service workshop.
- Identify and meet with academic mentor at least once.
- Design a personal learning plan for the summer and share the plan with community partner and academic mentor.
- Submit a brief preliminary report.
- Submit a final report, complete a program evaluation, and correspond with fellowship donor(s) as requested by fellowships program staff.
- Meet with academic mentor at least once.
- Attend a de-briefing meeting for the purpose of reflecting upon and evaluating summer experiences.
- Participate in outreach activities in conjunction with the Haas Center to share the experience and help publicize the program.
For those who seek assistance, advising is available to help students develop their applications. This fellowship is intended for individuals whose application, references, and interview demonstrate
- an integration of the fellowship experience with applicant’s academic, personal and/or career goals
- prior demonstrated interest or involvement in the subject area, including related coursework
- a compelling match between applicant’s skills and interests and an organization’s work and needs
- strong potential for the fellowship experience to enlarge a candidate’s understanding of an identified community issue or challenge
Complete applications are screened, finalists interviewed, and fellows selected by a committee with the intention to award fellowships prior to spring break. Applicants should respond promptly (within 48 hours) via email to a fellowship offer, or the offer will be rescinded. Once an applicant accepts a fellowship offer, the student should promptly notify all other Stanford and non-Stanford programs to which they have applied that they have accepted another offer and to withdraw their candidacy.