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Rising Bird Fellows

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Fund Your Passion! 

Have you found an unpaid opportunity or internship and need funding? Let Stanford Career Education help. The newly named Rising Bird Fellows program, named for Dr. Tina Rising Bird '82 and Dr. Jeff Bird '82, MD '86, PhD '88, pays stipends of up to $6,500 for qualifying full-time summer opportunities and up to $2,325 for winter and spring qualifying part-time opportunities. Stipend amounts are calculated based upon the student time commitment to their opportunity during the quarter for which they are applying. The fellowships are open to eligible undergraduates, with priority going to students with financial need. 

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Career Fair, 2023. Credit: Micaela Go

Rising Bird Fellows Eligibility and Requirements

Undergraduate students who have secured an unpaid opportunity may be eligible for funding if their opportunity meets the Rising Bird Fellows requirements.

Career Fair, 2023. Credit: Micaela Go

Rising Bird Fellows Application Process

Learn about Rising Bird Fellows two-part application process that you and your employer are required to complete. Spring applications are now closed. Summer applications are now open. The deadline to submit your Summer application has been extended to April 19.

CareerEd PhD Pathways, 2023. Credit: Nikolas Liepins / Ethograph

Rising Bird Fellows FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Rising Bird Fellows program as well as important information regarding stipend amounts.  

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