Stanford Health Policy
Stanford Health Policy Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Students interested in applying should fill out the application by Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Additional questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Fellowship Program" in the subject line.
Stanford Health Policy Undergraduate Research Fellows will spend 8-12 weeks working full time on a project, closely mentored by one of our faculty members. This paid internship would allow you to spend the summer pursuing answers to compelling and impactful health policy questions, globally or closer to home. The class of fellows will sit in the heart of our center and gain exposure to Stanford Health Policy’s experts through personal interactions, mentorship, and seminars. The full-time fellowship is designed for the Summer term, but successful fellows may have the option to stay on part-time in the subsequent school year. The fellowship may also support conference travel to present findings.
From pediatrics to geriatrics, law, economics and decision science, faculty are tackling everything from emerging pandemics to health disparities in the developing world; from the public health crises of opioids, COVID-19 and gun violence in the United States to the alarming rise of noncommunicable diseases around the world.
Students selected for the summer internship will become Health Policy Research Fellows at Stanford Health Policy, joining this vibrant intellectual community.
"The fellowship enables students to work in the dynamic, interdisciplinary research and policy environment at Stanford Health Policy and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) on projects to improve health through better health policy," says Douglas K. Owens, chair of the Department of Health Policy in the Stanford School of Medicine and director of the Center for Health Policy at FSI. "It is a great opportunity and we look forward to working with students."
Eran Bendavid, the fellowship co-coordinator and an associate professor of medicine at Stanford Health Policy, noted that the internships are open to undergraduates from every part of the university.
"We are excited about working with talented undergraduate students who can bring skills, energy, and diverse perspectives to bear on some of the most complex questions facing humanity today,” Bendavid said.
The other coordinator of the summer program is Michelle Mello, a professor of law and health policy.
Current Stanford freshmen, sophomores and juniors may apply from any major; no prior experience is required. Around five summer internships will be offered and selection will be based on evidence of intellectual engagement, commitment to research, and fit with the applicant’s proposed mentors. The program stipend is $800 weekly, or $9,600 for the full 12 weeks, though fellows may interrupt their research for up to two weeks for summer vacations.
The application deadline is March 14 with selection notification in early April.
For questions about the program, please send inquiries to email@example.com.