Internships and Jobs

The choice of an internship may depend, in part, on the type of career that is anticipated. The following is a partial and incomplete sampling of the many careers for which a program of study in poverty and inequality provides good preparation.

  • Education
    (e.g., professor, teacher in under-served schools, college admissions officer)
  • Research
    (e.g., policy analyst, demographer, consultant)
  • Media
    (e.g., journalist, writer, publisher, editor, producer)
  • Foreign service
    (e.g., international development, international relations, human rights)
  • Health services
    (e.g., physician, community health educator, counselor, family planner)
  • Nonprofit sector
    (e.g., administrator, program manager)
  • Public policy
    (e.g., urban planner, policy analyst)
  • Law
    (e.g., public defender, judge)

Stanford University Internship Resources

For Stanford University students, the main resources for securing internships are the Career Development Center, the Office of Undergraduate Research Opportunities, and the Haas Center for Public Service. These and other resources are described below.

Other Internship Resources

The following list refers to internship possibilities that are not formally sanctioned by Stanford University but may nonetheless be of interest.

  • Greenlining Institute Academy: Internships for improving the lives of low-income and minority communities.
  • The Opportunity Center: Internships in a mixed-use facility in Palo Alto that provides coordinated services and housing to homeless men, women and children.
  • Acorn Community Organization: Opportunities to assist with housing, living wages for low-wage workers, investment in communities, and improving public schools.
  • Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition: Internships with a non-profit developer of affordable housing in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay regions.
  • The San Francisco Foundation: Opportunities to assist with community-building, sustainable livelihoods, civic action, community leadership, education, and public and community health.
  • American Institutes for Research: Research assistance for basic and applied research on such topics as work, education, health, human performance, and quality of life.
  • Callifornia Coalition for Rural Housing: Internships with a statewide nonprofit organization that works for affordable housing opportunities for low income households in California.
  • Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center: Internships involving strengthening community bonds, health and wellness programs, and education and cultural experiences for low-to-moderate income children, youth, families, and seniors.
  • Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights: Opportunities to assist in providing free legal assistance on civil matters and in litigating cases that have the potential of improving the lives of people.
  • Bay Area Legal Aid: Internships involving free civil legal services in the Bay Area.

Jobs and Internships for Graduating Seniors

The following is a partial list of fellowship, internship, and job opportunities for graduating seniors who have an interest in issues of poverty and inequality.