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The King Center provides undergraduate students with opportunities to engage in world-class research, gain international experience, and get involved in the center's work.

From conducting field research in low- and middle- income countries on faculty-led projects to taking part in King Center events, Stanford undergraduates are important participants in the King Center’s mission to produce significant research on global poverty and development and have real-world impact.

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Academic Year Part-Time Undergraduate Research Fellow Program

Stanford undergraduate students can apply for part-time research fellow positions with King Center affiliated faculty and researchers working on topics related to global development.

Explore current research opportunities
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Summer Full-Time Undergraduate Research Fellow Program

Stanford undergraduates can work full-time during summer quarter with faculty mentors on research projects in low- and middle-income countries.

See summer opportunities
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Ronald I. McKinnon Memorial Fellowship

The Ronald I. McKinnon Memorial Fellowship honors Stanford economics professor Ronald McKinnon’s memory by funding outstanding research projects for Stanford economics majors writing an honors thesis in international economics, international finance, or economic development. Applications are due in spring quarter.

Learn more about the McKinnon fellowship
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Journeys of Inquiry

Stanford students can learn about new contexts and global development issues through short experiential learning trips led by researchers affiliated with the King Center. Past trip locations have included China, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Explore past trips and check for upcoming trips
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Student Events

The King Center hosts student-oriented events throughout the year to foster community and collaboration. If you are interested in hosting an event related to international development, please connect with us.

Learn more about our events
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Global Development Research Symposium

The King Center invites Stanford undergraduate students to showcase their work by presenting a poster at our annual symposium, and connect with other scholars in the global development community.

Learn more about the symposium