Looking for a meaningful way to spend your summer? Stanford activists share their most memorable experiences.
Annie Shields, ’13 [firstname.lastname@example.org]
I worked as an intern within an educational non-profit focussed on providing one-on-one tutoring to underserved youth in various cities across the US. I learned a lot about the maintenance of non-profits and got to meet cool writers, educators and teachers. 826 National is located in SF, which allowed me to meet tons of amazing people connected to the organization.
Aarti Home (via Project Dosti)
Janhavi Vartak, ’15 [email@example.com]
My job was twofold. I was teaching in a school for abandoned children(mostly girls) started by the organization, and also helping the organization on the administrative side by writing grant proposals etc to fund future projects. One example of the latter is a proposal for a mobile computer lab that would teach children the basics of computers. I thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the children from the home, teaching them, playing with the younger ones and chatting with the older girls.
Zach Chase, student
I went door-to-door canvassing for a farm bill to be passed or rejected in congress. I loved getting updates on the radio from our own lobbyist about what was happening nationally while we were working.
Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Keryn Breiterman-Loader, undergraduate [firstname.lastname@example.org]
I composed literature reviews for academic papers about compassion, wrote lay press articles on compassion and social connection, did publicity, and brainstormed initiatives. It is a great place that combines research with education and social change initiatives. Continue reading