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Summer Undergraduate Full-Time Research Assistant Program

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The Summer Undergraduate Full-time Research Assistant Program offers opportunities for fieldwork and research experience to Stanford undergraduates interested in global poverty and development across disciplines.

When Stanford University travel policies allow, selected students spend up to 12 weeks in a low- or middle-income country conducting full-time research for a King Center Faculty Affiliate. Each research assistant receives a stipend that covers most associated costs including travel, lodging, financial aid and incidental expenses.

Students are welcome to apply to multiple opportunities but must apply to each faculty research project separately. This program is only open to matriculated Stanford undergraduates. Coterm students who are interested in the program will need to hold undergraduate standing to be eligible. 

Review full-time research opportunities from previous years

Explore currently open full-time research assistantships

Questions?

For more information, please contact Program Manager Corinne Thomas at corinnethomas@stanford.edu.

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Full-time research assistantship

Engineering entrepreneurial success in emerging economies

Arianna Togelang, '22, and Alexander Ke, BS '21 MS '22, worked with Faculty Affiliate Professor Charles Eesley researching start-ups in Thailand.

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From left to right: David Cohen, Alisha Zhao, Melodie Liu, and Dian Rositawati (LeIP)
Full-time research assistantship

Stanford undergraduate students conduct research on freedom of expression laws in Indonesia

Undergraduate students Melodie Liu, '20, and Alisha Zhao, '22, spent the summer in Indonesia, as research assistants working with Faculty Affiliate David Cohen and a local NGO.

Learn more about Melodie and Alisha's experience