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2022 Stanford in Government Fellowships Round 2

Law, Policy & Justice

Stanford in Government (SIG) is a nonpartisan, student-run organization dedicated to promoting political awareness, providing public service opportunities and fellowships, and assisting students in their search for quality experiences in the public policy arena. SIG's Fellowships Program provides highly qualified, ambitious students with meaningful exposure to the public policy process through a number of paid summer fellowships pre-arranged by SIG. These are offered in government and nonprofit agencies locally in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Washington, D.C., and internationally.

Link to List of Round 2 Fellowship Placements

Fellowships and stipends require a commitment of at least nine weeks of full-time work during the summer and provide students with stipends of at least $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. For more information visit: Frequently Asked Questions



  • Students must be enrolled for winter and spring quarters of this year and be in good academic standing to be eligible for a fellowship.

Undergraduates from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply, and applicants may vary in academic interests, public service involvement, and experience. SIG only accepts applications from students who will be enrolled as undergraduates for the following academic year, so graduating seniors cannot apply. The one exception to this rule is that seniors who will be working toward a co-term degree during the following academic year are allowed to apply.

Note: Students are only eligible for one Stanford-funded full-time experiential learning opportunity during the summer.


Fellows are required to work at least 35 hours/week for nine consecutive weeks at their placements. Fellows may be required to work remotely depending on the forthcoming University policies. Fellows are expected to have a designated full-time professional staff member as their supervisor/mentor. Please review the entire FAQs section for program policies. Other commitments include the following:

Prior to the fellowship:

  • Complete an online orientation.
  • Attend the Engaging in Ethical and Effective Service workshop and/or worksheet.
  • Meet with academic mentor at least once. 
  • Design a personal learning plan and share the plan with site supervisor and academic mentor.
  • Students participating in an international service project must complete the Haas Center's international preparation requirements.

During the summer of the fellowship:

  • 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.

During fall quarter after the fellowship

  • 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 to share your experiences and help publicize the program.




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April 8, 2022 | 11:59 PM
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