Summer is here again, which brings us a new crop of interns working across the West as part of Stanford’s Cardinal Quarter initiative for public service.
In 2018, the Bill Lane Center is proud to support 17 outstanding undergraduates, co-terms, and graduate students – a record high for our programs – who will be spending the summer at national parks, nature conservancies, nongovernmental organizations, state regulatory agencies, and research institutes. 2018’s class of interns also includes the 100th intern placed through the Center’s summer internship program, which is now in its 14th year.
Follow their experiences and perspectives on our Out West student blog, which will also feature dispatches from the Stanford Energy Internships in California and Colorado, a program we cosponsor with the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy and Stanford in Government. You can also read more our interns and their interests by clicking the links below. For now, we hope you will join us in wishing them all the best for an adventurous and productive summer.
|Zach Clayton||Software and Web Development Intern||Henry's Fork Foundation|
|Whitney Francis||Public Grants and Policy Intern||Trust for Public Land|
|TJ Francisco||Conservation Ecology Field Assistant||Santa Lucia Conservancy|
|Kerstin Heinrich||Curatorial Intern||Yellowstone National Park|
|Nick Mascarello||Resilient Landscapes Program Intern||San Francisco Estuary Institute|
|Victoria Mendez||Parks for People Program Internship||Trust for Public Land|
|Nineveh O'Connell||GIS-geographer Intern||Golden Gate National Recreation Area|
|Callan Showers||Research Intern||Galatée Films|
|Eliza Steffen||Elections Policy Intern||National Conference of State Legislatures|
|Emily Wilson||Archives Intern||Yosemite National Park|
|Maggie Wood||Planning and Policy Intern||US Army Corps of Engineers|
|Hannah Zimmerman||Legislative Strengthening Center Intern||National Conference of State Legislatures|
In addition to our 12 interns in the American West, the Center is pleased to sponsor five Stanford Energy Interns in California and Colorado (SEIC). Now in its third year, SEIC places Stanford undergraduate and graduate students in energy-related public service internships in the West. The program seeks to:
This year, the Center is sponsoring two Stanford undergraduates and three graduate students to spend the summer exploring the intersection of energy and policy in the West. Learn more about our fellows:
|Carlos Ciudad-Real||Undergraduate Intern||California Independent System Operator|
|Carly Eckstrom||Undergraduate Intern||Western Interstate Energy Board|
|Sheila Gao||Graduate Intern||California Public Utilties Commission, Office of Commissioner Cliff Rechtstaffen|
|Michelle Solomon||Graduate Intern||California Energy Commission, Office of Commissioner Janea Scott|
|Barrett Travis||Graduate Intern||Department of Water Resources|
This summer, follow our interns’ activities on the Out West student blog. During the summer quarter, Center's interns and Research Assistants will be sending in virtual postcards, snapshots and reports on their work at organizations thoughout the West.