Internship Placement Guide

How does the placement process work?

The internship placement process is a collaboration between students and program staff. It begins with a questionnaire and a meeting during which a plan is set. Students will be asked to do research and contact some organizations on their own, and program staff will be contacting and cultivating options as well.

What organizations can I choose from?

Stanford in New York has established partnerships with numerous organizations in New York City. Please refer to the Internship page for the quarter of interest. However, no internship is guaranteed; students must apply and be offered a position.

In addition, students are not limited to existing partners but are free to research, explore, and apply to additional organizations of interest in the city. The program encourages exploration of options and participation in at least two interviews, if possible, before choosing an internship.

Key to the process is working closely with program staff.

In addition to student exploration, program staff will be facilitating interviews with partner organizations and cultivating new relationships based on student interest. They will also be making sure the process is fair for students interested in similar organizations. It is imperative that students keep in close contact with program staff throughout the process.

Can I find my own internship?

Yes. However, students should keep program staff apprised of the places under investigation and if an internship offer is received. All organizations must be vetted by Stanford in New York before a formal acceptance can be made.

Timeline

1. Application and acceptance to program: Two quarters prior

2. Students complete Internship Placement Questionnaire, meet with program staff, and begin reaching out to organizations:

  • Fall Quarter: early May
  • Winter Quarter: June/July
  • Spring Quarter: December/January

3. Interviews and offers/acceptances usually occur during the summer or quarter prior to program participation.