How to Apply for a Seed Internship

If you’re excited about gaining work experience with a company in an emerging market, you’ve come to the right place.


The following Stanford University students are eligible to apply (all majors are accepted):

  • All current and graduating Stanford GSB students, including MBA1, MBA2, MSx, and PhD students
  • Current and graduating undergraduate sophomores, juniors, graduating seniors (freshman are not eligible to apply)
  • Full-time, degree seeking graduate students from other Stanford schools

Program Details

  • Approximately 40 hours per week time commitment over a maximum 10 week period
  • Internships occur between June and September 2022, as mutually agreed between student and company
  • Periodically throughout the internship, Seed staff will check in with students and company supervisors to monitor project progress and impact
  • Prior to the internship, Seed will provide guidelines, best practices, and orientation to students and companies to help facilitate a successful internship

Undergraduate Student Stipend

The undergraduate stipend rate is competitive with other Stanford-sponsored undergraduate summer internship programs of a similar length. Students who qualify for financial aid may receive an additional $500 to $1,000. Below are the rates as of 2021; the 2022 stipend rates will be available in the new year.

Undergraduate Stipend by Selected Length of Internship
Length of Internship 8 Weeks 9 Weeks 10 Weeks
Stipend Amount $5,000 $5,500 $6,000

Graduate Student Stipend

The graduate student stipend rate is competitive with other opportunities available to Stanford graduate students, including Stanford GSB students.

Graduate Stipend Rate by Selected Length of Internship
Type of Student Length of Internship Stipend Rate
Stanford GSB Students 4–10 weeks $1,375/week
Other Stanford Graduate Students 8–10 weeks $1,375/week

Application Process

The application opens on Feb 7, 2022. Admissions are rolling (first come, first-served).

Financial Aid

Additional financial aid will be paid to undergraduate students who qualify, based on demonstrated need as determined by the financial aid office. Below are the rates as of 2021; the 2022 stipend rates will be available in the new year.

  • Tier 1: $1,000 additional stipend (maximum)
  • Tier 2: $750 additional stipend
  • Tier 3: $500 additional stipend