Upcoming Events and Workshops:

Cardinal Quarter Fair

6PM – 7:30PM PT


12PM – 1:30PM PT

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

 Sample Applications:

Please note that 2022 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.



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.

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