FSI Student Programs
- About Our Programs
- Explore Our Internships
- Apply for a Grant
- Work as a Research Assistant
- Graduate with Honors
- Earn a Minor in Global Studies
- Join a Student-Led Initiative
About Our Programs
FSI offers opportunities to undergraduate and graduate Stanford students, both on and off campus, under the mentorship of our esteemed faculty. Click on each tab to learn more about our various opportunities.
Explore Our Internships
FSI Global Opportunities and Enrichment for Students (GOES) offers summer-long internships related to international policy, and field research internships related to various topics to include energy markets, public health, and access to education and healthcare. All programs are fully-funded, all have an international focus, and all emphasize faculty mentorship. Stanford undergraduate and masters students from all majors are encouraged to apply.
Apply for a Grant
To support research on international studies conducted by graduate students and select undergraduate students, FSI GOES provides funding for student-initiated research and for student participation in conferences.
Work as a Research Assistant
Work as an undergraduate research assistant for one of FSI's fellows. Positions in all areas of study are made available based on the needs of our faculty.
Graduate with Honors
Two of FSI's centers, CDDRL and CISAC, offer honors programs for seniors. Each program seeks a diverse group of undergraduates from any department or interdisciplinary program. Students write their senior thesis on a subject with global impact that touches upon democracy, development, and rule of law, or international security.
Earn a Minor in Global Studies
The Europe Center at FSI offers a minor in Global Studies with a specialization in European Studies. The minor is designed for undergraduate students who have an interdisciplinary interest in the history, culture, politics, societies, and institutions of Europe, past and present. Students will work with their minor advisor to develop their individual programs. The minor is especially well-suited for undergraduates who plan to make Europe-based overseas studies a part of their Stanford experience.
Join a Student-Led Initiative
FSI sponsors four Stanford student-led initiatives (SLIs) that support our mission. Our sponsored SLIs are dedicated to promoting international diplomacy and engaging Stanford students in international affairs through partnerships with universities abroad. Each SLI has established partnerships with a certain country or region.
|Application Date||Opportunity||Description||More Information|
|Year-round||Job and Research Opportunities||Research assistantships under FSI faculty members||Link|
|Year-round||Student Led Initiatives||Join FSI-sponsored student led organizations focused on international cooperation and communication||Link|
|October||Small Research and Conference Grants||Funding for graduate students and FSI honors programs' undergraduates to conduct international research and present work at conferences||Link|
|December-January||Global Policy Internships||Funded internships at global policy organizations around the world||Link|
|January||CISAC Honors Program||Senior-year honors program in international security studies||Link|
|January||CDDRL Honors Program||Senior-year honors program in democracy, development, and rule of law||Link|
|February||Large Research and Conference Grants||Funding for graduate students and FSI honors programs' undergraduates to conduct international research and present work at conferences||Link|
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Share in the experiences of our interns and research grant recipients as they travel the world and engage in international affairs.
Looking for your next step after graduation?
Consider FSI's Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, a two-year master's degree program for policy practitioners.