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Cardinal Commitment
Fellowship / internship, 
Leadership program

EdP Summer Fellowship

Quarter-long full-time
Education & Youth Development
HSSI Summer Saturdays participants

Education Partnerships (EdP) programs address education equity in our local communities by engaging Stanford students and community youth in tutoring and mentoring relationships. Three of these programs host on-campus summer programs for local youth – East Palo Alto Stanford Academy (EPASA), the High School Support Initiative (HSSI) and Ravenswood Reads (Early Childhood Education). We will be returning to on-campus programming this summer, unless otherwise required.

The EdP Summer Fellowship is an opportunity for Stanford students to work intensively as part of a program staff team for three summer programs – Ravenswood Reads for early childhood education, EPASA for middle school students, and HSSI for high school students. 

The Fellowship

Spring preparation

During the Spring, fellows attend and participate in team meetings, training, and skill development, which is informed by the curriculum from EDUC 102 (EPASA and HSSI) and EDUC 103A (Ravenswood Reads). Fellows can expect to meet up to 2.5 hours a week.

The summer portion of the program is a six-week fellowship. EPASA and HSSI fellows gain experience and skills in:

  • Creating a unit plan and accompanying lesson plans
  • Teaching classes and/or leading workshops and activities
  • Mentoring youth as they develop their socioemotional skills
  • Working with a team to implement an on-campus summer experience for youth

Ravenswood Reads fellows develop skills in:

  • Assessing literacy levels of youth participants
  • Creating and delivering lesson plans
  • Gathering data and digitizing program materials
  • Mentoring youth-tutors as they develop their socio-emotional and tutoring skills

Room and board plus a stipend are provided as part of this fellowship

Program descriptions

During Summer 2023, we will hire fellows who will work with either HSSI and EPASA or with the Ravenswood Reads program. Fellows will both facilitate program elements at Stanford's main campus and facilitate program elements off-campus at our partner school sites.

While fellows for EPASA and HSSI can identify a preferred age group (middle school or high school), there will be opportunities for both staff and youth to connect and collaborate across programs.

EPASA and HSSI fellows will lead classes and workshops on academics, wellness, college, and leadership while supporting youth in making new friends and engaging in community service. Ravenswood Reads will partner with the Boys and Girls Club of East Palo Alto and the Ravenswood City School District to support the literacy development of students.

Fellows' input will be utilized to define the summer experience. While you might not engage with youth directly each day, work weeks will typically be five-day work weeks, including some Saturdays. Summer work weeks are approximately 35 hours.

Through their participation, Stanford students will develop mentoring and teaching skills while gaining valuable insights into the larger social and political issues affecting student performance.

Summer Dates and Work Schedule 

Please note that dates are subject to change slightly as we address our program and community partner needs.

  • Move-in date and welcome dinner: Sunday, June 18, 2023  
  • Fellows' training: Monday, June 19- Friday, June 23, 2023 
  • Youth program dates: Monday, June 26 through Friday, July 28, 2023. See the program description above for more details.
  • Fellows' closing reflection: Saturday, July 29, 2023.
  • Move-out date: Monday, July 31, 2023.


$3500, plus room and board. The stipend will be disbursed in two parts.

Priority Skills and Qualifications

  • Interest in educational equity issues and working with marginalized communities. This could be a personal interest, work experience, and/or demonstrated coursework 
  • Experience developing, managing, and implementing youth programs – particularly for youth of color, low-income youth, and immigrant youth
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated self-awareness and application of a culturally humble approach to public service 

Education Partnerships programs are offered through Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service.

Apply by April 24 at 12pm

Application Requirements and Process

Date(s) Action Explanation
Monday, 4/24/23 Applications due by 12pm Online application with essay questions, transcript, recommendations, and resume required
Wednesday, 4/26/23 Applicants are notified if they move to interviews Notification via email
Friday, 4/28 – Sunday, 4/30/23 Individual interviews Come prepared with a one-page enrichment activity and short lesson plan that you might teach to middle school or high school students.
Tuesday, 5/2/23 Notification of fellowship offers Candidates have 48 hours to accept the offer. 

TBD, Beginning Week of 5/8/23
Weekly Team Meetings for Training and Curriculum Development The content will follow the curriculum of EDUC 102 (EPASA, HSSI) or EDUC 103A (Ravenswood Reads). Each weekly meeting will average 2.5 hours.






April 24, 2023 | 12:00 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

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Haas Center for Public Service
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