2016 Urban Studies Fellowship Application

The Summer 2015 deadline is February 8, 2016 at 11:59PM PST. Letters of support from community partners are due February 16. Applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, March 11, 2016.

Priority will be given to undergraduate students:

- In the Urban Studies major;

- In their junior year working on an honors thesis or senior project addressing urban issues;

- In the Urban Studies minor;

- With demonstrated pre-field preparation;

- Whose proposed summer fellowship articulates a strong interest in urban issues and provides value for the on-site community partner.

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Fellowship Expectations

1) Identify a Partner Organization

Before applying for the Urban Studies Fellowship, students should identify and secure the support of an on-site supervisor at a potential organization to guide the fellowship experience. Letters of support are strongly encouraged for the application.

2) Prepare for the Fellowship

Students who are awarded the fellowship should demonstrate adequate preparation, and when necessary, should enroll in an appropriate preparation course in the quarter prior to beginning work in the summer. During the spring quarter, students will also work with Urban Studies staff to finalize arrangements with their placement site to ensure that the internship meets their academic and personal goals. They should meet one-on-one with the Program Manager for Service Learning and participate in an orientation prior to the summer fellowship.

3) Participate in Ongoing Reflection

Throughout the summer, students will participate in a midterm and final evaluation with the on-site supervisor and Program Manager for Service Learning. Urban Studies Fellows contribute write weekly reflections to identify challenges and accomplishments during the course of the fellowship experience. They are expected to participate in online and/or face-to-face sessions with the Program Manager for Service Learning and other interns during the summer.

4) Contribute to the Urban Studies Community

Upon completion of the fellowship and returning to campus in the Fall, students will submit a final report about their fellowship experiences and will organize and present in a forum to share their experiences with other fellows, faculty, community members, and interested students. Fellows are also encouraged to participate in the Symposium of Undergraduate Research and Public Service (SURPS).


Fellows receive $6000 upon completion of the fellowship. This stipend is meant to support a student’s full time commitment to their 8-week summer internship. Students cannot not hold part-time jobs or other paid positions during this time. Funds may be used for expenses associated with the internship including housing, travel, supplies and equipment purchases, and may also include a stipend. Students are expected to submit a budget of estimated costs during the spring quarter. Upon confirmation of a student’s partnering organization, an additional $750 honorarium will be provided to the organization for their supervising and mentoring services. Following University policy, the Urban Studies Summer Fellowship cannot fund travel to countries on the State department’s travel warning list.

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Faculty Advisor *

Name of Recommender *

Application Checklist

By submitting this application I confirm that I have:

- Read and will fulfill the fellowship expectations for Spring 2016, Summer 2016 and Autumn 2016 quarters.

- Submitted resume to deland@stanford.edu

- Submitted PDF of unofficial Axess transcript to deland@stanford.edu

- Requested letter of recommendation to sent via e-mail to deland@stanford.edu

I authorize release of my application materials, including unofficial transcript, to members of the selection committee. *