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Stanford in Government hosts a variety of events for students throughout the year — from guest speakers to roundtables to informal policy forums. Join our mailing list to make sure you never miss out on an event.


Stanford in Government organizes a number of funded summer fellowships in California, Washington, D.C., and around the world. Already have your plans figured out? Get funding for your own project from a SIG stipend.


In addition to formal events with guest speakers, Stanford in Government organizes a series of informal policy forums. Share your opinion, take a risk, and learn something new from your peers.


Stanford in Government is a 50-year-old nonpartisan student organization dedicated to increasing political awareness at Stanford and connecting students with opportunities in public service. We are affiliated with the Haas Center for Public Service.


Stanford in Government's board of directors is a group of fifteen Stanford students who plan events, develop programming, secure funding, and ensure that SIG's operations go smoothly.


You don't have to join Stanford in Government to attend our events or forums, or to take advantage of our funded opportunities, but if you're interested in running SIG behind the scenes, check out our booth at the activities fair.

Updates from the Blog

Legacy and Strategy: Petraeus Addresses Policy, Amid Protest

By Tim Hegedus, ’17 “There is no greater privilege in life than serving one’s country.” General David Petraeus, Stanford University, March 14, 2014. On March 14, SIG co-hosted an event with the Stanford Speakers Bureau (SSB), featuring former CIA Director and four-star general David Petraeus. In a panel moderated by Colonel Joseph Felter of Stanford’s […]

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Acting Locally: SIG Strengthens Campus and Community Partnerships

By Kate Hassey, ’16 The Campus and Community Partnerships (CCP) Committee works to increase SIG’s connections with surrounding communities and to strengthen its existing partnerships. The committee spent this past winter quarter creating a new fellowships program, SIG Local Fellowships, which complements the traditional summer fellowship offerings with academic year opportunities.  As there are so […]

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With Record Applications, SIG’s Stipends To Expand

By Kimberly Tan, ’17 Summer 2014 marks the final pilot year of the SIG Stipends Program, a new effort to provide funding for students with backgrounds not traditionally supported by SIG and who identify unpaid public policy opportunities. Given the program’s resounding success, SIG is excited to continue to strengthen the program and strive for […]

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