The Summer Undergraduate Field Research Assistant Program
offers opportunities for fieldwork experience to Stanford undergraduates interested in global poverty and development. Selected students spend up to 12 weeks in a low- or middle-income country conducting research for a Stanford faculty member or affiliate. Please note that until Stanford University policies allow travel, research must be conducted remotely.
The Ronald I. McKinnon Memorial Fellowship
honors Professor McKinnon’s memory by funding outstanding undergraduate and graduate research projects for students declared in economics and writing an honors thesis or PhD dissertation on topics of international economics, international finance, or economic development.
The Journeys of Inquiry
program allows Stanford undergraduate and graduate students to experience different societies and cultures as part of short-term experiential programs led by King Center faculty affiliates. Programs typically take place in the summer and past trip locations have included Mexico, Uganda, Ghana, China, and India.
For an eight- to ten-week term, Stanford Seed Internships
provide undergraduate students the opportunity to work in a small- to medium-size company in low- to middle-income countries. Students will contribute to projects leading to the transformational growth of an emerging venture.
For on-campus opportunities, the King International Development Association (KIDA)
is an undergraduate student organization dedicated to fostering collaboration and community among young leaders committed to addressing international development challenges. As a student-led affiliate of the King Center, KIDA harnesses Stanford’s unique resources to help undergraduates translate their interest in international development into engaged and meaningful action.
The King Center hosts student-oriented events
throughout the year to foster community and collaboration (see more information on recent student events and guest speakers here
). If you or your student group is interested in hosting an event related to international development, please connect with us.