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High School Summer Internship

The Clayman Institute Summer High School Student Internship is a paid six-week position for entering junior- and senior-year high school students who are committed to the advancement of women. Interns have the opportunity to obtain valuable work experience in a dynamic office environment, and are mentored by undergraduate interns and other Institute researchers and staff. Interns are required to take part in weekly “Gender 101” sessions to better understand what gender bias means and how the Clayman Institute is empowering women and men. Interns will also contribute to advancing the work of the Institute. The internship program is for high school students in grades 10 and 11 from local high schools in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area. The Institute strongly supports and encourages diversity in our applicants, and the internship provides summer leadership programming for people who may not otherwise have these opportunities.

The internship is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10am to 2pm from June 26th – August 2nd, 2018 (6 weeks) and interns will be paid an hourly wage of $12/hour.

Intern areas of work include:

  • Research support to undergraduate Susan Heck interns, graduate, and/or research scholars
  • Engaging in weekly discussion sessions and workshops
  • General office work such as archiving, filling, mailings, and organization
  • Event planning and helping with the logistics of Clayman events
  • Communications support, such as our social media and web presence

Intern expectations & responsibilities:

  • Attend all activities and events published in the Intern Calendar (will be shared at the beginning of the program), including weekly Gender 101 sessions and workshops
  • Meet once a week with Program Director
  • Meet with assigned undergraduate research advisor on a weekly basis
  • Work on and collaborate with fellow interns to complete internship project(s)
  • Prepare and deliver an oral or poster presentation on Thursday, August 2nd    

Our application is now closed. If you have any other questions about the internship program, please contact Erika Gallegos Contreras ( 


Founded in 1974, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University is one of the nation's most distinguished research organizations devoted to the study of gender. The Clayman Institute creates knowledge and seeks to implement change that promotes gender equality at Stanford, nationally, and internationally.