Seed Internship

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This is no ordinary internship. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to explore, engage, learn, and lead. To gain hands-on work experience in a developing or emerging economy. To immerse yourself in a new culture. To make an impact.  

Seed is an exciting Stanford GSB-led initiative working to end the cycle of global poverty. As a Seed intern, you can contribute directly to a company’s future, its growth, and job creation. 

WHO: Stanford undergraduate and graduate students who are curious, eager, and inspired to make a difference. 

WHAT: Exciting summer internship at a Seed Transformation Program company—a locally owned small- to medium-sized company that has engaged with Stanford Seed to help grow and scale their business. 

WHEN: Summer 2018 for 8–10 weeks. 

WHERE: Various countries in West Africa, East Africa, and India.

HOW: Apply now! Seed provides a stipend to cover roundtrip airfare, living expenses, accommodations, visas, vaccinations, and other necessities.

Deadline to submit applications: 06 Feb 2018

Questions? Contact Daniel Zussman (
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In 300 words or less per question, please answer the following to help us understand your interest in the Seed Internship Program, reflecting on your company/project preferences.

Please provide the name of one reference, either a Stanford faculty member, or lecturer familiar with your academic work, who would be able to speak about you with Seed staff.

Please take the time to review each of the projects of interest below, organized by location.

(Company - Project Area)

Please tell us which 3 companies interest you most, in order of preference.