Through the Education and Youth Development Fellowship, a Cardinal Quarter opportunity, students spend the summer working with community partners prearranged by the Haas Center to support youth programs and/or address youth and education-related issues.
Students who have self-identified educational service opportunities within the United States should apply for funding through the Haas Center Cardinal Quarter Fellowship.
Please review the program policies in their entirety before applying.
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' community partners and projects. This fellowship is made possible by Haas Center donors as part of the Cardinal Quarter program.
Prearranged Fellowship Placements for 2022
The following are prearranged Education and Youth Development fellowship placements for the summer of 2022.
Los Angeles, CA:
Making the Right Connections, Inc.*
San Francisco, CA:
California Education Partners
*Please note this fellowship placement will only proceed if in-person work is permitted by University policies.
Making the Right Connections - Los Angeles, CA:
The Making the Right Connections or MTRC program is a summer educational enrichment experience for children (grades Pre-K, K-8) that focuses on gang prevention. Located in selected inner-city school sites in the greater Los Angeles area, the purpose of this program is to help the younger brothers, sisters and extended family relatives of known gang members (as well as other children at “high-risk” for gang associations and/or victimization) to choose family, church, school and community connections (i.e. relationships) over any type of gang associations.
The fellow will be assigned to work with a credentialed teacher as a TA (teacher assistant) in our MTRC summer program for inner-city elementary and middle school age children. Our TAs work in a classroom of 25 students and assist the teacher in providing them with a variety of social, cultural, academic and recreational activities (which include weekly field trips, exposure to numerous guest speakers and participation in major multicultural art projects).
The ideal candidate will be interested in the possibility of working in the teaching profession as a career and will spend 6 of the 9 weeks in direct service to children via the MTRC program. The last 3 weeks of the internship will be spent working alongside the assigned teacher and school administrators in preparing the teacher’s classroom and the school facilities in general for up-coming school year. This opportunity is one of job shadowing, mentoring and field education in a low-income, inner-city school program alongside experienced, highly qualified and dedicated educators.
For additional information contact Daniel Drass at Making the Right Connections (MTRC)
California Education Partners - San Francisco, CA:
California Education Partners seeks a Stanford student to serve in their office in San Francisco or on campus in their office at Stanford University Graduate School of Education (GSE) this summer (June - August). The student would be working on an analysis of data examining two partnerships between researchers and practitioners including 1) Stanford GSE professors and San Francisco Unified School District and 2) Stanford GSE professors and nine school districts including Redwood City, Menlo Park, and others.
Our team at California Education Partners is interested in working with a Stanford fellow who would like to learn about the intersection of research and practice as a catalyst for change, reform, and improvement in the field of education. We would like a fellow to support an internal analysis of how effectively Stanford researchers and school district administrators work together on joint projects within these partnerships. We have a large database capturing this work including people involved, research described and documented, and types of interactions between researchers and practitioners involved, which we need help cleaning, updating, and validating. The data currently sits on a database within Salesforce. Also, we are interested in having this student update our database of research projects conducted by Stanford University researchers and school district administrators, which sits on a Confluence platform, and would involve writing some research briefs and organizing the briefs and reports on the Confluence platform. The platforms are at stanfordsfusd.org and stanfordsequoia.org.
In addition to a commitment to public education and the Haas Center's Principles of Ethical and Effective Service, the right candidate will have knowledge of the following:
- Software knowledge: Excel, Word, Google Drive, and at minimum a desire to learn Confluence and Salesforce;
- Research/Analysis: Simple coding of qualitative data, descriptive statistics of quantitative data (potentially running some correlations), and ability to summarize research articles into briefs. Bonus would be an interest/experience in managing a database/library of research briefs and reports.
For additional prearranged education-related opportunities see the Education Achievement Fellowship.
For complete eligibility requirements, please review our program policies in its entirety.
Undergraduates 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 will have lower priority. Students who have begun their coterm programs are not eligible to apply.
Selected fellows are expected to begin service following the completion of spring quarter classes and no later than July 5, 2022. All fellows are required to work with their community partners at least 35 hours/week for nine consecutive weeks. Fellows are expected to work on-site at their host organizations (University policies and health conditions permitting), but some hybrid or fully virtual experiences may be allowed on a case-by-case basis. Fellows must 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 an online program orientation.
- Complete Engaging in Ethical and Effective Service workshop or worksheet.
- Identify and meet with academic mentor at least once.
- Design a personal learning plan and share the learning plan with site supervisor 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 fellowship experiences.
- Participate in outreach activities to share the experience and help publicize the program.
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 within six weeks of the application deadline. 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.