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Susan Heck Internship - Accepting Applications

Dr. Susan Heck, one of the founders of the Center for Research on Women (now the Clayman Institute) and former Clayman Advisory Council member, had a keen interest in two particular issues. One was the importance of including undergraduates in the Institute’s work and providing them with mentorship. The other was assisting underserved populations, such as low-income and women of color. The internship combines the two issues Susan Heck was most passionate about, by enhancing our training and mentorship of undergraduates while they work on a project of their choosing focused on an underserved population.

The Susan Heck Summer Student Internship is open to Stanford undergraduates. During the internship, students will work on their own gender-related research project and mentor a high school intern. At the end of the summer internship program, Susan Heck interns will be expected to present their research to the Institute. In addition, Interns will work with Clayman staff-members and researchers on additional projects, and will have the opportunity to get valuable research and work experience in a dynamic office environment. 


  • Research and work on your individual project
  • Research other projects assigned to you
  • Mentor high school interns and collaborate with fellow undergrad interns
  • Complete various office tasks assigned to you


  • Meet once a week with supervisor
  • Meet once a week with assigned research advisor
  • Meet once a week with high school intern mentee
  • Attend weekly Gender 101 sessions
  • Complete their research project and present on your project on September 1st  

The internship will run from approximately June 25th – August 31st, 2017 (10 weeks). It will be a full-time position (40 hours per week) paid with a $7,000 stipend.

Our application for the summer of 2018 will open up in Jaunary, so please return to our website for further information. If you have any other questions about the internship program, please contact Erika Gallegos Contreras (