Indigenous Communities Fellowship
The Indigenous Communities Fellowship, a Cardinal Quarter opportunity co-sponsored by the Native American Cultural Center and the Haas Center for Public Service, enables students to participate in an internship working with a nonprofit, government, or tribal organization on social, political, and/or economic issues impacting American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Indigenous Pacific Islander communities in the U.S. Through this fellowship, students engage with communities by applying their experience, academic pursuits, and leadership skills to address issues of social change, equity, and inclusion centered in the Indigenous experience.
Indigenous Communities Fellows spend a quarter working full-time with a supervisor/mentor in a community organization of their choice. For opportunities during the fall, winter, or spring quarters, please see the Jane Stanford Fellowship.
Applicants propose their own placements with organizations with which they have corresponded before the application deadline and effectively demonstrate that their intended partner organizations have the need, interest and capacity to work with a fellow and to support the proposed project/work plans. The Haas Center has many Resources for Fellowship Applicants, including our list of Cardinal Quarter Connections of host organizations seeking to work with Stanford undergraduate students, and our Meet the Undergraduate Fellows page with information on previous fellows' community partners and projects.
Please review the program policies in their entirety before applying.
Each Indigenous Communities 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 are available to students who qualify.
Visit this page for information on previous fellows' community partners and projects.
The Haas Center for Public Service and the Native American Cultural Center partnered to launch the Indigenous Communities Fellowship as part of the Cardinal Quarter initiative. Funding has been generously provided by Haas Center donors as part of the Cardinal Quarter program.