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Research Internships

The Department of Linguistics will offer a small number of research internships for Stanford undergraduates in the summer 2020. 

They are intended to provide undergraduates with opportunities to work closely with faculty on faculty-led research and scholarship. 


Only Stanford University undergraduates may apply.  Linguistics majors with relevant skills for the internship are preferred, but students from other majors may apply if they have the needed skills.  The program is intended for juniors and sophomores. Interns must be in good academic standing and must have taken any courses the faculty investigator considers relevant for the internship.  It is expected that both the faculty mentor and the intern will be on campus during the internship period (late June through late August).

Pay and Commitment for Full-Time Interns

Internships come with a full-time stipend of $7500, paid by funding from VPUE.  Full time is 40 hours per week for 10 summer weeks.  Interns and their faculty mentors will attend bi-weekly lunch meetings to informally update those in other Linguistics summer research projects on the work they are conducting and on possible issues they are facing.

Interns will be asked to submit their findings, summarizing the work done and any conclusions or thoughts about next questions for research, at an informal department presentation early in the Autumn Quarter.

Interns will also be eligible to present their work as a poster at the annual Symposium of Undergraduate Research in Progress (SURP), typically held at the beginning of Alumni Homecoming weekend in October.

Undergraduates are encouraged to talk with the faculty mentors to find out more about particular research projects before submitting their preferences.

Funding Source

The internships are funded by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE).