Gain work experience in an emerging economy. Immerse yourself in a new culture. Enrich your life and the lives of others. All through a Seed internship.
Student Internships Through Stanford Seed
The application window is currently closed and will reopen in January 2020.
By working directly with a Seed Transformation Program company, you’ll help implement new ideas designed to facilitate both the growth and the scaling of businesses in the developing and emerging world.
About Seed Internships
During your eight-to-ten week, summer internship, you will:
- Gain hands-on experience and put theory into practice while working in a small to medium-size company in low- to middle-income countries.
- Contribute to projects leading to the transformational growth of companies in the region.
- Learn about a different culture, and about the challenges and opportunities of doing business in developing and emerging countries.
- Explore private-sector solutions to international-development challenges.
- Build the skills needed in a global marketplace.
Stories About Our Interns
September 26, 2018
Through the Seed summer internship program, Julia Daniel designs new ways to promote student understanding and curiosity.
December 15, 2016
Stanford Seed intern Musila Munuve makes a lasting impact by tackling big projects at a mobile technology company.
October 31, 2016
Stanford Seed Intern Michelle Gatonye gains invaluable experience as she delivers an expansion strategy for House of Tara.
August 24, 2016
Stanford Seed Intern Mai Tran’s talents and adaptability are put to the test as she develops a plan to introduce peritoneal dialysis to Nigeria.
May 15, 2016
Stanford Seed intern and electrical engineer Amal El-Ghazaly lends her talents to the company’s most immediate needs and learns a real-life lesson.
April 6, 2016
Stanford Seed intern Ronnie Washington learns what it really means to be an entrepreneur while helping a Ghana-based company grow.
Cardinal Quarter Campus Partner
This program is one of more than 450 Cardinal Quarter opportunities through which Stanford undergraduate students pursue a full-time summer or quarter-long public service experience with Stanford support.
Stanford School of Engineering
“Overall, this whole experience taught me more than I can put into words, but some highlights include learning basic business management, developing my understanding of human relations in cross-cultural settings, the importance of personal relationships and a positive work environment, and the value of health (both my own and that of an entire nation).”