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Internships

Energy-specific opportunities:

Schneider Fellows Program (all students)

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 (all students)

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) (undergraduate)

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 (graduate)

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. 

TomKat Energy Impact Summer Fellowships (undergraduate)

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

TomKat energyCatalyst Grants (all students)

TomKat energyCatalyst Grants aim to cultivate interdisciplinary thinking and introduce or deepen students’ knowledge around sustainable energy concepts. TomKat energyCatalyst Grants can be used to support class trips; bring in guest lecturers; purchase materials for demonstrations or projects; and support student-led research.

TomKat energyStartup Summer Internships (all students)

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 Graduate Fellowships for Translational Research (PhD)

This competition is open to Stanford doctoral students performing translational research for sustainable energy or other sustainability challenges. These fellowships are meant to support advanced doctoral students (third year and beyond) to pursue innovative research projects beyond the proof-of-concept stage toward impactful applications.

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.

TomKat Solutions Program (all students)

A program that provides resources to teams from the Stanford community to generate and advance solutions to problems that require timely action to avoid irreversible consequences. Move your energy and environmental solutions from ideation to impact through the progressing phases of the program.

 

Other programs that may have energy-related opportunities:

Bay Area Climate Resilience Fellowships (all students)

The Haas Center for Public Service offers five full-time, summer fellowships to support undergraduate and graduate students to work with nonprofit and government agencies to address climate change in the Bay Area.

These fellowships are part of the Partnerships for Climate justice in the Bay Area (PCJ In the Bay), which supports partnerships between Stanford students, faculty and staff and Bay Area community leaders to help build equitable climate change solutions. Learn more here.

Bill Lane Internships (undergraduate)

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 (all students)

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) (undergraduate)

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.

John Gardner Public Service Fellowship (undergraduate senior and coterminal)

The John Gardner Public Service Fellowship provides opportunities for graduating seniors to invest their talent, energy and training in public service. Six fellows, three from Stanford and three from UC Berkeley, are selected each spring. Fellows work full-time for ten months with a government or nonprofit agency of their choice in the continental United States.

Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP) (graduate and postdoctoral)

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 Earth Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SESUR) (undergraduate)

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.

Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy (undergraduate senior and coterminal)

The Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy was created in 2001 to provide young professionals with intensive, mentored experiences in domestic foundations in order to educate Stanford graduates about the role of philanthropy in society and encourage them to enter the field.