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Internships

Energy-specific opportunities:

Schneider Fellows Program (undergrad and grad)

Through the Schneider Fellows program, Stanford students spend a summer or a year working at leading U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the sustainable energy field. 

Shultz Energy Fellowships (undergrad and grad)

Shultz Energy Fellowships offers a suite of paid, energy-related public service internships for Stanford students in California, Colorado, Utah, and Hawaii during the summer. 

Summer Undergraduate Program on Energy Research (SUPER) (undergrad)

The Precourt Institute for Energy's Summer Undergraduate Program on Energy Research (SUPER) internships provide students with opportunities to work on faculty-mentored, individualized energy research during the summer. 

Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) - Summer Fellowship Program (grad)

A new summer fellowship program dedicated to enhancing the understanding and the practice of sustainable finance. The SFI program provides financial support to continuing Stanford graduate students who have secured summer internships with organizations with missions that are aligned with SFI’s focus areas, including Energy Business Innovations. Only open to grad students.

TomKat Energy Impact Summer Fellowships (undergrad)

Paid summer internships for undergraduate students to gain real-world experience working on high social impact projects. 

TomKat energyStartup Summer Internships (undergrad and grad)

Paid summer internships in Silicon Valley – students can see over 30 different opportunities and apply to three of them through the TomKat center. TomKat Center-supported internships are only open to undergrad students and industry-supported energy internships are open to both undergrad and grad students.

TomKat Innovation Transfer Program (all students)

Grants for student inventors of sustainable energy technology to allow students to begin to commercialize their sustainable energy ideas.

Other programs that may have energy-related opportunities:

Bill Lane Internships (undergrad)

The Bill Lane Center for the American West offers many summer opportunities for Stanford undergraduates (including graduating seniors) to work with organizations throughout the West. Through these internships, students can explore careers in natural history, conservation, land use, museum curation, resource management, energy and more. All internships last ten weeks and are fully funded by the Lane Center.

Cardinal Quarter (all students)

Cardinal Quarter is a full-time, public service experience designed to integrate academic learning with field-based experience. Over 500 opportunities are offered each year through more than 30 campus partners involved in the Cardinal Quarter initiative. 

Data Science for Social Good Program (undegrad and grad)

The Data Science for Social Good summer program trains aspiring researchers to work on data science projects with social impact.  Working closely with governments and nonprofits, participants take on real-world problems in education, health, energy, public safety, transportation, economic development, international development, and more. 

Environment and Policy Internships in California (EPIC) (undergrad)

Woods, in collaboration with the Haas Center for Public Service and Stanford in Government, offers undergraduates paid summer internships that provide a hands-on introduction to environmental policy work. Students who are selected will receive mentoring from environmental professionals and directly contribute to solving important sustainability challenges that are facing the public.

Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP) (grad and postdoc)

This Stanford Woods Institute program works to develop the next generation of environmental leaders. This year-round program is open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and offers hands-on experiential learning and networking opportunities.

Stanford On & Off-Campus Learning Opportunities (SOLO) (all students)

The Office of International Affairs launched SOLO as part of an initiative to simplify the search, application and travel preparation for on- and off-campus learning opportunities, including internships, study abroad, research, and public service.

Stanford Earth Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SESUR) (undergrad)

The Stanford Earth Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SESUR) is a 10-week summer research program for Stanford undergraduates from any area of study who want to learn more about environmental science and the planet we live on. Students find a project - or propose one of their own - and work with a faculty member from the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth) in the lab or in the field (or remotely) through the summer.

Susan Heck Summer Internship Program (undergrad)

The Susan Heck Summer Student Internship is open to Stanford undergraduates. During the internship, students will work on their own gender-related research project and attend weekly intern workshops and events. At the end of the summer internship program, Susan Heck interns present their research to the Institute.