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  • Communications Assistant — 2022 Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program
  • Program Assistant — 2022 Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program
  • Research Assistant, COVID-19 and Governance in the Arab World

Jobs and Research Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with CDDRL! The following tabs list our current job and research opportunities for Stanford students. If there are no current opportunities, please check back soon for new postings.

Communications Assistant — 2022 Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program

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 (DHSF). DHSF is a three-week executive training program run by an interdisciplinary team of Stanford faculty, bringing together approximately 26 leaders annually from developing democracies worldwide. This year the program will run from July 24 - August 12, 2022. The assistant will assist with communications, coordination, and management of logistics for this group. For more information about the program, please visit our website

The student hired for this role will be responsible for supporting and attending weekend excursions, dinners, etc. It will be necessary that the assistant remains flexible to commit weekend and evening program activities during the duration of the three-week program. In addition, this position will run for a total of 6 weeks, with 1 week before the program and 2 weeks after the program. In addition, this role will include supporting the Leadership Network for Change alumni reunion tentatively scheduled for August 13 - 15, 2022.  

This role 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.

Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program - Communications Assistant 

Duration: Monday, July 18 – Friday, Sept 2, 2022

Location: Stanford University, Encina Hall 616 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305

Schedule: 40 hours/week

*This role includes work during non-traditional hours on evenings and weekends.

Hourly Pay: $17.00/hour

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

Responsibilities:

The Communications Assistant 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 support program site visits to Google, Facebook, and other Silicon Valley firms.
  • Provide basic administrative support (data entry, photocopying, filing, and web updates).
  • Work with the CDDRL communications manager to help promote communications and publicity for the program. Tasks include, but are not limited to:
    • Edit participant biographies.
    • Assist in the production of DHSF-related content for the Center, including news stories, blogs, interviews, web content, social media, etc.
    • Assist with social media, including capturing quotes and session highlights.
    • Capture photos throughout the program.
    • Create photo slideshow for closing dinner.
    • Design post-event Shutterfly photo album.
    • Edit and render lecture and interview videos.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with iMovie and/or Adobe Premiere
  • Proficiency with social media.
  • Clear and accurate written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high level of personal motivation.
  • Highly organized and creative.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office Suite, Google Docs).
  • 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.

How to apply: Please apply through Handshake at https://app.joinhandshake.com/emp/jobs/6081468. Cover letter and resume required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the role is filled.

Questions: Please contact Miloni Gandhi, Draper Hills Program Manager

Program Assistant — 2022 Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) seeks to hire a Stanford undergraduate student to assist in the administration of the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program (DHSF). DHSF is a three-week executive education program run by an interdisciplinary team of Stanford faculty, bringing together approximately 26 leaders annually from developing democracies worldwide. This year the program will run from Sunday, July 24 – Friday, August 12, 2022. The intern will assist with communications, coordination, and management of logistics for this group. For more information about the program, please visit our website

Please note that the Program Assistant will be responsible for coordinating and attending weekend excursions, dinners, and weeknight film screenings. It will be necessary that the assistant remain flexible to commit weekends and evenings to program activities during the duration of the three-week program. In addition, this year's opportunity will include supporting the Leadership Network for Change alumni reunion tentatively scheduled for August 13 - 15, 2022.  

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 student assistants 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. 

Draper Hills Summer Fellowship Program - Program Assistant

Duration: Monday, July 18 – Friday, September 2, 2022

Location: Stanford University, Encina Hall 616 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305

Schedule: 40 hours/week 

*This role includes work during non-traditional hours on evenings and weekends.

Hourly Pay: $17.00/hour 

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

Responsibilities:

The Draper Hills Program intern will perform tasks including but not limited to:

  • Engage and interact with international fellows.
  • Attend sessions of the program on a daily basis.
  • Collect, process, and analyze all weekly program evaluations and final program evaluation to monitor and track program progress and completion.
  • 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 the caterer, facility personnel, transportation services, and venue staff to verify logistics and ensure punctual execution of program events.
  • Assist with special alumni network projects.

Qualifications:

  • 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):

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

How to apply: Please apply through Handshake -https://app.joinhandshake.com/emp/jobs/6093500 Cover letter and resume required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the role is filled.

Questions: Please contact Miloni Gandhi, Draper Hills Program Manager. 

Research Assistant, COVID-19 and Governance in the Arab World

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) is seeking a research assistant for an initiative examining political, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Arab World. The research assistant will be working with Stanford Scholars Amr Hamzawy and Hesham Sallam to compile and classify research publications and legal documents pertaining to the project’s topic. They will also assist in the production of the project’s monthly news digest and podcast. The position will involve about 5-10 hours of work per week.

Requirements:

  • Training in social science with a focus on the Middle East
  • English and Arabic language proficiency
  • Technical and research skills relevant to initiating and running a bi-lingual database and to producing and disseminating a bi-lingual news digest and a podcast


Tasks:

  • Research the social, economic, and political impacts of COVID-19 in the Arab world
  • Collecting, classifying, and archiving laws and government regulations pertaining to the project’s topic
  • Initiating and running the project’s bi-lingual database of COVID-19 laws and government regulations
  • Producing and disseminating the project’s monthly news digest and its bi-lingual podcast
  • Advancing collaboration between the project’s team and relevant academic and research institutions in North America, Europe, and the Middle East


Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply – the exact requirements of the work and compensation will be catered to the level of experience. 
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Hesham Sallam, Associate Director and Research Scholar, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy.

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