Stanford Pride Fellowship 2020-2021
If you are interested in this opportunity for the spring quarter, please apply here:
for the summer quarter, please apply here:
The Stanford Pride Fellowship, a Cardinal Quarter opportunity, strives to promote activism within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. Pride Fellows have the opportunity to spend a quarter addressing LGBT issues by working full time with an organization actively engaged in this area of work. Fellows may work in the United States or abroad.
Applicants propose their own placements with organizations with which they have corresponded before the application deadline and effectively demonstrate that their intended partner organization has the need, interest and capacity to work with a fellow and to support the proposed project/work plan. 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. Applicants may also contact George Duran of Stanford Pride for assistance with locating suitable internship placements.
Please review the program policies in their entirety before applying.
Each Pride 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.
Beginning in 2019, one Cardinal Quarter opportunity will be offered annually for a student to design and propose an innovative project for advancing human rights in the United States and abroad in collaboration with a host organization and faculty mentor. Priority will given to projects aimed at acheiving equal rights for LGBTQ people and related sexual minorities. For more information, please see the Public Service Projects fellowship.
This fellowship is made possible by Haas Center donors as part of the Cardinal Quarter program.
For complete eligibility requirements, please review our program policies in its entirety.
- Students must have completed two full-time enrolled quarters this academic year by the time their opportunity begins.
- Students can only participate by taking a Flex Term during their fellowship experience.
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.
Note: Students are only eligible for one Stanford-funded full-time experiential learning opportunity during the 2020-21 academic year (inclusive of summer).
Selected Pride Fellows are expected to begin service within the first two weeks of the spring quarter for a spring quarter fellowship, and by July 6, 2021 for a summer fellowship. All fellows are required to work with their community partners at least 35 hours/week for nine consecutive weeks at their placements. Fellows may be required to work remotely depending on forthcoming University policies. 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:
Quarter before fellowship
- 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.
Quarter after fellowship
- 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.
For those who seek assistance, advising is offered in January to help students develop their applications.
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 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.