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.
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.
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.
Spend a few moments with Stanford students who dedicated their summer to interning with companies in Africa and India.
Stanford Seed Profiles of Promise
Business leaders in emerging economies and Stanford students share experiences of working together to create impact for their companies and regions.
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).”