Valley Foundation Fellowships


Thanks to support from The Valley Foundation, the Office of Community Engagement (OCE, formerly Office of Community Health) sponsors a paid fellowship program of up to three months.  The Valley Fellowship provides medical students with opportunities to work on community-responsive projects that meet a community-identified need in Santa Clara County or Southern San Mateo Counties.


Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a current Stanford medical student
  • Possess diverse skillsets and backgrounds
  • Have a desire to shape the health and well-being of local populations, and commitment to social justice


Project Requirements:

  • Address a specific need identified by a community partner
  • Complete a contract with community partner outlining project goals, objectives, and time-commitment prior to the start of the felloship
  • Complete within a three-month period during the summer months or academic year
  • Focus on service-learning with clear project and learning objectives
  • Incorporate scholarship
  • Present scholarly poster at the annual Community Health Symposium (Jan. 2018)



Students earn up to $12,000 in support of projects completed at Community Based Organizations. The stipend amount is based on total hours of work.  Payment is made in two installments.

Important 2017 Dates

  • February 22 (Wednesday), Valley Fellowship Information Session
  • March 29 (Wenesday), Begin Application Period
  • April 28 (Friday), Applications Due
  • May 15 (Monday), Valley Fellows Announced
  • May 24 (Wednesday), Valley Fellowship Orientation

List of Available Projects-2017

Application Form


For more information, please email Jorge De Luna, Program Coordinator, Office of Community Engagement.