Communications Intern - 2017 Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program

Application Deadline: Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 11:59 pm

About the Program and the Internship

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) seeks to hire a Stanford undergraduate student to assist in the administration and communications of the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program on Democracy and Development (DHSFDD). DHSFDD is a three-week executive education program run by an interdisciplinary team of Stanford faculty, bringing together approximately 28 leaders from transitioning countries annually. This year the program will run from July 16 - August 5, 2017. The intern will assist with communications, coordination, and management of logistics for this group. For more information about the program, please visit our website at

Please note that the interns will be responsible for coordinating and attending weekend excursions, dinners, and weeknight film screenings. It will be necessary that the intern remains flexible to commit weekends and evenings to program activities during the duration of the three-week program.

It is ideal for undergraduates interested in the politics and economics of developing countries. They will have the opportunity to interact with specialists from the developing world as well as CDDRL/FSI faculty, scholars, and the larger research community. Past interns have reported that the internship was life-changing, reframing their perspectives on politics and life in developing countries. Friendships with fellows have also endured long after the program’s conclusion.



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Application Deadline: Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 11:59 pm


Communications Intern

Duration: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18, 2017

Schedule: 40 hours/week + overtime

Hourly Pay: $14.00/hour

Please note that the selected intern will be responsible for finding and funding their own housing.



The intern will perform tasks including but not limited to:

  • Engage and interact with international fellows.
  • Attend sessions of the program on a daily basis.
  • Attend and help coordinate program site visits to Google, Facebook, and other Silicon Valley firms.
  • Schedule, create an itinerary, and attend a weekend excursion to San Francisco.
  • Provide basic administrative support (data entry, photocopying, filing, and web updates).
  • Work with communications manager to help promote communications and publicity for the program. Tasks include:
    • Capture photos.
    • Assist with Facebook album/event postings
 and social media campaign projects.    
    • Create photo slideshow for closing dinner.
    • Design Shutterfly photo album.
    • Edit and render lecture and interview videos.
  • Various other responsibilities include:    
  • Work with the caterer, facility personnel, transportation services, and venue staff to verify logistics and ensure punctual execution of program events.   



  • Experience with iMovie and/or Premiere
  • Clear and accurate written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high level of personal motivation.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office Suite, Google Docs).
  • Proficiency with social media.
  • Ability to work independently and see projects through to completion.
  • Interest in democracy, development, economics and law in developing countries.


Preferred Qualifications (though not required):

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Residential Assistant at Stanford, or similar leadership experience in organizing and executing programs and events.
  • Driver's license.


For questions, please contact both Sadaf Minapara at and Djurdja Jovanovic Padejski at


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