The Bill Lane Center sponsors a cohort of interns to serve organizations across the West each year. This year, all students will be working from home, as both host organizations and the Center adapt to these unprecedented times with remote programming. Across the United States from California to New York, and as part of Stanford’s Cardinal Quarter initiative for public service, our current interns will telecommute during the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the American Western region in a virtual capacity.
In 2020, the Bill Lane Center is proud to support 15 outstanding undergraduates, coterms, and graduate students, including the 175th intern placed through our programs. They'll be working with organizations that do pivotal work to help ensure a thriving American West - national parks, regulatory agencies, nonprofits, and film studios. Our philosophy at the Center has always been to select and support internship placements that might not otherwise be able to fund a Stanford University intern. In this sense, we are proud to shore up and add capacity to important Western organizations. We couldn't be more grateful to our incredible internship hosts, who have been generous in quickly adapting their positions to virtual ones. We usually emphasize that the West, for us, is fundamentally about a sense of place. For the first time, our interns will be embedded in a place, serving a community, without physically working there, and we can't wait to see how students and their supervisors rise to meet this new challenge.
Follow their experiences and perspectives on our Out West student blog. You can also read more about our interns and their interests on this page. For now, we hope you will join us in wishing them all the best for an adventurous and productive summer.
|Greyson Assa||Water Innovation Intern||Washington Water Trust|
|Zack Boyd||Communication and Conservation Intern||Henry's Fork Foundation|
|Jess Dominick||Parks for People Intern||Trust for Public Land|
|Zora Ilunga-Reed||Intern||Natural History Institute|
|Claudia Kania||Elections Policy Intern||National Conference of State Legislatures|
|Max Klotz||Research Intern||Galatée Films|
|David Ludeke||Resilent Landscapes Program Intern||San Francisco Estuary Institute|
|Cameron Tenner||Planning and Policy Intern||US Army Corps of Engineers|
|Nina Wagner||Museum Intern||Yellowstone National Park Heritage and Research Center|
In addition to our nine interns in the American West, the Center is pleased to sponsor six Stanford Energy Interns in California and the West (SEICW), as part of a program we cosponsor with the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy and Stanford in Government. Now in its fifth year, SEICW places Stanford undergraduate and graduate students in energy-related public service internships in the West. The program seeks to:
|Alex Evers||Undergraduate Intern||Western Interstate Energy Board|
|Mondee Lu||Graduate Intern||California Public Utilities Commission, Office of Commissioner Genevieve Shiroma|
|Sindhu Nathan||Graduate Intern||California Energy Commission, Office of Commissioner Patty Monahan|
|Nathaniel Ramos||Undergraduate Intern||Department of Water Resources|
|Liqian Zhang||Graduate Intern||Western Electricity Coordinating Council|
|Wenxi Zhao||Graduate Intern||Department of Water Resources|
This summer, follow our interns’ activities on the Out West student blog. During the summer quarter, the Center's interns and research assistants will be sending in virtual postcards, snapshots and reports on their work for organizations thoughout the West.