Introducing Student Reports from "Out West"
As the Class of 2011 was enjoying commencement week celebrations, we hosted a lunch at the Center for our ten undergraduate and graduate summer interns. These students have been placed at organizations throughout the West to spend the summer working on a variety of projects that run parallel to our own research initiatives back on campus, like water management, regional governance and cooperation, environmental sustainability, and the culture and history of the North American West.
The internship program began in 2005 with five internships, and we are excited to expand our reach to three new organizations this year: the Peninsula Open Space Trust, Seattle City Light, and the Western Governors' Association.
Updates All Summer Long
Throughout the summer, the Center's interns will be sending in virtual postcards, snapshots and reports on their summer work, all of which we'll be posting on our new blog, "Out West." We're excited to highlight our students' work, and the work of our distinguished partners this summer, and we hope you find their posts informative, entertaining and inspiring for the future of the West.
Interested in Future Internships?
If you're a current Stanford undergraduate student who's interested in finding out more about the program, please visit our internships page and feel free to contact me with any questions.
Interested in Hosting a Center Intern?
If you are at an organization interested in collaborating with the Center by hosting an intern during the summer of 2012, please don't hesitate to get in touch!