Application Resources

Upcoming Events and Workshops:

Informational Session

  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 6-6:30PM PT

Come to learn more about the fellowships and stipends programs and applications process.

Application Open Office Hours

  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 3-5PM PT
  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 4-6PM PT

Come with specific questions about your application!

RSVP to receive a zoom link for the info session and/or office hours here.

 

Cardinal Quarter Fair

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020
5PM – 6:30PM PT

The fair can be attended at this link.

Come learn more about all 2021 cardinal quarter opportunities, including SIG Fellowships and Stipends!


 Sample Applications:

Please note that 2020 application questions may differ from those presented in the sample applications.

Fellowship applications: Sample 1 | Sample 2

Recommendation Request Template:

Dear Professor [LAST NAME],

I am applying to the Stanford in Government fellowships program for Summer 2020. I am excited about their internship opportunity at [INSERT OFFICE], because [INSERT REASON]. I believe I am qualified for this opportunity, because [INSERT SKILLS + EXPERIENCE]. I have enjoyed [INSERT CLASS] and feel that you would be able to communicate my skills and academic strengths. I am hoping that you will be willing to support my application by writing my letter of recommendation.

Sincerely,

[APPLICANT]

Practice Interview Questions:

1. How does this fellowship fit into your academic and career goals? How will you bring back what you have learned to Stanford campus?

2. Many of your coworkers will be much older than you. Do you have experience working on team with people who are very different from yourself?


Campus Resources

BEAM: Stanford Career Education

BEAM, Stanford’s center for career education, offers resources to help students with resumés, cover letters, interviews, and other application materials. Visit their calendar of upcoming events or their resources page to register for a career coach appointment or resumé workshops.

Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

“The Hume Center is staffed by experienced, trained tutors who can help you at any stage of the writing or speaking process on any type of writing or speaking assignment. Meet with a tutor, schedule an appointment, stop by Hume for drop-in hours, or visit one of our “remote” locations across campus.”

Writing tutors frequently work with students to develop fellowship applications, and Oral Communication tutors frequently help students practice fellowship interviews. Visit the Hume Center website to view drop-in tutoring hours, schedule an appointment, or learn more about resources at Hume.