Get Involved

There are lots of exciting ways for undergraduates to get involved with the Stanford Storytelling Project. You’ll find some options below. 

Please note: We are not currently meeting regularly in the summer 2020 quarter. We will post information here in early September about how to get involved with the Stanford Storytelling Project in the 2020-2021 academic year. In the meantime, you can email us at with any questions you have about engaging with us!

  • Tune in to our Open Meeting on Zoom every Friday from 1:45-2:45 pm PST during the academic year as we get together in shared admiration for great storytelling. We welcome new students and share how to get involved in our workshops, events, and especially our podcasts State of the Human and Off the Page.
  • Join us for our series, How I Made It. Each session will feature a different SSP alum or professional storyteller as they pull back the curtain on their productions for outlets like Radiolab, 99% Invisible, NPR, and more. 
  • Become a member of the Events + Engagement team! The team produces the Storytelling Project’s signature events featuring celebrated storytellers. Past guests include Neil Gaiman, Ira Glass, Cheryl Strayed, and Alice Walker. The Events + Engagement Team also facilitates Story Exchanges. The team meets weekly on Tuesdays from 12-1 over Zoom.
  • Develop your story idea with one of our producers. We can help you produce it for Soundings or State of the Human.
  • Make a StoryLab appointment. Our mentors will work with you on stories you’re telling.
  • Come to one of our weekly Writer’s Studio workshops and learn from expert storytellers.
  • Take one of our courses. We offer some almost every quarter, and most do not have any prerequisites.
  • When in doubt, email and tell us what you’re interested in. We’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible! Undergraduates are absolutely welcome to help produce our podcasts, even you can’t make our meeting times, and we are here to help you tell your stories however we can.