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An internship can be a great way for managers to advance organizational goals while mentoring aspiring professionals. Internships are mutually beneficial. Students inform and add value to your work while you inform and add value to their personal, academic, and professional pursuits.

We have found that mutually beneficial internships involve meaningful tasks which build a student’s professional skills and are “mission critical” to your organization. You can recruit students for your internship by posting on our EdCareers Database.

If you are considering offering an internship, please review our EdCareers Internship Manager Guidelines which includes a five step overview of the internship process.

Please see more internship resources for managers below: 

​If you have any questions after reviewing these resources, please contact Jennifer Mason, Associate Director of EdCareers, at

Internship Program

The internship program is designed to enrich graduate studies and provide students with opportunities to better connect their academic learning to real-world experience. We strongly believe that students should only participate in internships which directly advance their career goals.

Internships are a valuable resource to explore a new career area of interest.  On average 60% of Stanford GSE MA students complete at least one internship. 

To search for an internship, log on to the EdCareers Database, click on "All Jobs/Internships”, and use advanced search to search by “Position Type: Internship (Student Position)”. 

Internship resources are available to you here and in the Document Library on the EdCareers Database.

Student Affairs Fellows Program

The Student Affairs Fellows Program is designed for students interested in exploring opportunities in higher education administration, specifically in student affairs. Students participating in a Student Affairs Fellows Program internship will have the opportunity to attend a variety of departmental meetings and events with key university administrators including:

  • Quarterly Student Affairs Staff Meetings
  • The Student Affairs Poster Session
  • Student Affairs Cabinet Meetings

Student Affairs Fellows Program opportunities are listed in the Stanford EdCareers Database and will have Student Affairs Fellows Program in the internship title.


If you have any questions after reviewing these resources, please contact Jennifer Mason, Associate Director of EdCareers, at

Important Dates for Internships

  • June 26, 2017
    Summer quarter begins
  • July 14, 2017
    Summer quarter Internship Agreement deadline
  • September 25, 2017
    Autumn quarter begins
  • October 2, 2017
    EdCareers Internship Fair
  • October 13, 2017
    Autumn quarter Internship Agreement Deadline
  • January 8, 2018
    Winter quarter begins
  • January 26, 2018
    Winter quarter Internship Agreement Deadline
  • April  2, 2018
    Spring quarter begins
  • April 20, 2018
    Spring quarter Internship Agreement Deadline
  • June 25, 2018
    Summer quarter begins
  • July 13, 2018
    Summer quarter Internship Agreement Deadline