The Urban Studies Summer Fellowship provides undergraduates with the opportunity to complement their academic studies with a full-time, paid internship experience during the summer at an organization of their choice. Preference will be given to Urban Studies majors, but all Stanford undergraduates are eligible to apply. The fellowship placement should be with government agencies or non-profit organizations committed to public service, public policy, community development or research on urban issues. Students are expected to work on-site for a minimum of 40 hours per week for 8 weeks during the summer. Interested in applying? Visit here to learn about the application process.
Geena Chen, 2015 Urban Studies Fellow
We kept ourselves busy this third week by welcoming three new interns with a training week in which they got their hands busy immediately making their own bikes and painting our new space. I finished my own bike as well, pictured below, and we ended the week with a bike ride to the Zero-Carbon Pavilion, a space set up by the NRDC. They furnish their space with lots of bamboo products and decorations, so they invited us to check it out.
I started to collect photos on a ride home of all the bicycle signs and symbols to be found on the street, and see if they raised any questions. There seem to be bike visuals everywhere!
Over the next few weeks I will be continuing to collect visual data to formulate some research questions around the cultures, behaviors, and infrastructures of bicycle mobility in the area.
- Week 3: the jury is out (and they ain’t coming back)
- Week 2: Beijing Bamboo Bicycles
- Week 2: Center for Urban Pedagogy
- Introducing Geena Chen, 2015 Urban Studies Fellow
- Introducing Jazyln Patricio-Archer, 2015 Urban Studies Fellow
- Urban Studies Fellowship Open House
- Week 10: Community Cube Urban Activation + Final Johannesburg Reflections
- Week 9: Auf Wiedersehen, Wien
- Week 9: It’s Over?