The Bill Lane Center for the American West is a home for students of the West. We offer a variety of opportunities for graduate students to pursue scholarly interests with faculty and collaborating organizations engaged in studying the challenges of our region.
These opportunities include:
Stanford offers more than a hundred courses that examine the American West in dozens of departments and programs from Anthropology to History and Geological and Environmental Science to Public Policy.
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Every summer, the Bill Lane Center for the American West offers a multitude of opportunities for graduate students to work with organizations throughout the west exploring careers in natural history, conservation, land use, museum curation, resource management, and related fields. Since 2005 our offerings have grown from five internships to over twelve, diverse opportunities with organizations dedicated to tackling the abundant environmental, economic, and social challenges facing the region.
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Graduate students work with Center faculty and staff as research assistants on the Center’s major research initiatives. Flexible, part-time opportunities are available during fall, winter and spring quarter. During the summer, we also have a team of students that work full-time on campus under the direction of a principal investigator.