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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 Institute strongly supports and encourages diversity in our applicants.

The internship is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10am to 2pm from June 27 – August 4th, 2017 and interns will be paid an hourly wage of $12/hour.

Intern areas of work include:

  • Research support to undergraduate, graduate, and/or research scholars
  • 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 internship days
  • Meet once a week with supervisor
  • Meet once a week with assigned undergraduate research advisor
  • Attend weekly Gender 101 sessions
  • Work on and collaborate with fellow interns to complete internship project(s)
  • Present on your project on August 4th   

Applications are due by 5PM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 31st, 2017Due to the overwhelming number of applications we received this year, we are extending our review timeline and will contact finalists about next steps by Friday, April 21st.


Please answer the following questions in less than 250 words per question.

  1. Tell us about yourself (including age, current school, and grade) and why you’re interested in this internship program.
  2. How do you see yourself contributing to the Institute and what do you hope to gain from this experience?
  3. How would your friends describe you and why?
  4. Tell us about a book you are currently reading (or your favorite book) and why you enjoyed reading it.
  5. Please submit a PDF copy of your resume.

Please send your responses and a copy of your resume to: by 5pm on Friday, March 31st. 

If you have 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.