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Undergraduate students

The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development provides undergraduate students with opportunities to engage in world-class research, have international experience, and to get involved in the Center's work. From working in low- and middle- income countries on faculty-led projects to taking part in Center events, Stanford students are important participants in the Center’s mission to produce significant research on global poverty and development and have real-world impact.

Learn more about some of the opportunities available to undergraduate students:

  • The Summer Undergraduate Field Research Assistant Program enables students to gain experience in field research by spending the summer in a developing country working on a Stanford faculty-led project.
  • Stanford Seed internships offer hands-on work experience either on the Stanford campus or in a developing economy.
  • The Ronald McKinnon Memorial Fellowship is open to undergraduates majoring in economics who are writing an undergraduate thesis in international economics, international finance, or economic development.
  • The Kakatiya Sandbox in Nizamabad, Telangana, India will offer students opportunities to work with NGOs in health, agriculture, water and sanitation, education, or building databases for four weeks during July or August 2018.
  • The Maharashtra State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM) aims at eradication of rural poverty by building sustainable institutions for the poor and leading them towards sustainable livelihoods.
  • Student-oriented events throughout the year foster community and collaboration.