SIG Stipends Program

The Stanford in Government (SIG) Stipends program provides motivated Stanford undergraduates with funding for unpaid summer policy internships. Since a majority of internships in the fields of policy and government are unpaid, the stipends program seeks to encourage students to pursue unpaid policy internships by making these professional opportunities more accessible.

For the 2020-2021 year, students are only eligible to receive stipends funding during their flex quarter.

In 2021, we will offer two rounds of Stipends applications to accommodate students looking for funding for Spring or Summer quarters. Round 1 applications are due February 3rd, and Round 2 applications are due April 4th. Spring stipends applications must be submitted by the Round 1 deadline; Summer stipends applications can be submitted to either Round 1 or Round 2. Summer stipends applicants able to complete an application in time for Round 1 are highly encouraged to do so. For more details on application requirements, please visit the Stipends Application Information page.

For help finding an internship, check out our resource on Finding and Internship or our Database of organizations that have previously hosted Stipends Recipients. 

You might also be interested in our answers to Frequently Asked Questions about SIG summer opportunities.