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Shultz Energy Fellowships

Regional-, state-, and city-level efforts are essential in our fight against climate change, especially in the field of energy. Stanford University is committed to helping by integrating its students into energy and climate ecosystems in the West through the Shultz Energy Fellowships program (formerly Stanford Energy Internships in California and the West), an energy-related summer fellowship program for undergraduate and graduate students. The program is a partnership of Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Haas Center for Public Service, and Stanford in Government.

Named in honor of former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, one of the most widely admired American public servants of the past half-century, the program offers a suite of paid, energy-related public service fellowships for Stanford students in California, Colorado, Utah, and Hawaii during the summer. 

Secretary Shultz currently serves as the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution and is the chair of the Shultz-Stephenson Energy Policy Task Force. Having served in four different cabinet posts, taught at three universities and served as president of a major engineering and construction company, Secretary Shultz models the public service attributes we hope to develop in students.

Please contact Katie Taflan Cerneka with any questions.


Summer 2021 Undergraduate Fellowships (Application period: 12/04/20 - 02/03/21)

Also, coming soon!

  • California Energy Commission, Office of Chair David Hochschild
  • California Independent System Operator

Summer 2021 Graduate Fellowships (Application period: 11/30/20 - 02/03/21)

Also, coming soon!

  • California Independent System Operator
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • Western Electricity Coordinating Council

Students are responsible for arranging and paying for their own housing and transportation during the fellowship.

  • Create an avenue for Stanford students interested in energy to participate in influential, paid internships with energy-related government organizations in the United States.
  • Provide municipal, state, regional and federal agencies with highly motivated Stanford students and supporting resources.
  • Promote the spirit of public service to Stanford students and encourage them to consider public service positions after graduation.
  • Educate students about the many opportunities to inform and shape critical energy policies, whether as public employees or private citizens.
  • Build connections between Stanford faculty and students and government policymakers.