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Cardinal Quarter

Education & Youth Development Pre-Arranged Fellowship 2024

Education & Youth Development

Through the Education and Youth Development Pre-Arranged Fellowship, a Cardinal Quarter opportunity, a student works as a research assistant with California Education Partners where the student will have an opportunity to translate research into practice to address youth and education-related issues. For opportunities during the Fall, Winter, or Spring quarters, please see the Jane Stanford Fellowship. For international opportunities, please see the International Service Fellowship.

Please review the program policies in their entirety before applying. 

California Education Partners

California Education Partners seeks a Stanford fellow to serve as a research assistant this summer for nine weeks. The goal of this summer work is to support the analysis of data from two research-practice partnerships (the Stanford-SFUSD Partnership and the Stanford-Sequoia K-12 Research Collaborative) and to create a variety of public-facing documents that translate research into practice. At the end of the 9 weeks, the student will at minimum: (1) contribute to updating a literature repository on two different topics related to multilingual learners, (2) analyze data from two different partnerships that is summarized in a 3-5 page memo summarizing key findings, (3) conduct a literature review on a selected topic that is summarized into a 1–2-page research memo published on our website, and (4) assist with a variety of research-practitioner communication strategies. Our team at California Education Partners is interested in working with a Stanford fellow who would like to learn more about the intersection of research and practice as a catalyst for change, reform, and improvement in the field of education. We welcome fellows from across disciplines, especially those who are excellent communicators and who are multilingual themselves. Experience with basic statistics and coding qualitative data is required (we will be using Dedoose software to do analysis). 

This fellowship will run from July 8th, 2024 – September 6th, 2024


Hybrid Work Schedule:

Online -  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

In-person - Wednesday (San Francisco Office)

The application deadline is February 13, 2024. We intend to fill this position  in the Round 1 application cycle.

The Education and Youth Development Pre-Arranged Fellow receives a base stipend of $6,500 to cover most of the essential costs associated with an unpaid service experience. Financial aid and supplemental funding are available to students who qualify.

Visit this page for information on previous fellows' community partners and projects.

Funding for this fellowship has been generously provided by the Haas Center donors as part of the Cardinal Quarter program.



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 may have lower priority. Students who have begun their coterm programs (i.e., students who are paying for graduate tuition) are not eligible to apply. Please review the “Host Organization Eligibility” section of our program policies for more information.


The selected Education & Youth Development Pre-Arranged Fellow is expected to begin their fellowship following the completion of spring quarter classes and no later than July 8, 2024. All fellows are required to work with their community partners 35-40 hours/week for nine consecutive weeks. Fellows are expected to work on-site at their host organizations at least on a hybrid schedule, but some 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:

Spring Quarter

  • Complete and online program orientation
  • Complete the Engaging in Ethical and Effective Service in-person workshop or worksheet.
  • Identify and meet with an academic mentor at least once.
  • Design a personal learning plan and share the learning plan with the site supervisor and academic mentor.
  • Complete all required pre-orientation forms.

Summer Quarter

  • 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.

Fall Quarter

Selection Process: 

For those who seek assistance, advising is available through the Haas Center to help students develop their applications and/or to identify potential partner organizations. Please reach out to a Cardinal Quarter Peer Advisor or email cardinalquarter@stanford.edufor an advising appointment with program staff.

Students are strongly encouraged to discuss ideas for placements with program staff well before the application deadline to identify appropriate/relevant opportunities and prepare effective application materials. Developing a suitable fellowship placement takes time, so it is important to start the application process early and consult with professors, advisors, and community partners regularly. 

This fellowship is intended for individuals whose application, references, and interview demonstrate

  • an integration of the fellowship experience with the 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 deepen 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.




United States


February 13, 2024 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

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Haas Center for Public Service
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