Since 2016, the Lane Center has been proud to partner with Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy and Stanford in Government to offer full-time paid internships for students to explore energy issues in the American West. Previously known as Stanford Internships in California and the West (SEICW), this program has been renamed the Shultz Energy Fellowship, in honor of former Secretary of State George P. Shultz.
The goals of this program are to:
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.
The Shultz Energy Fellowships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Host organizations have included the California Air Resources Board, California Department of Water Resources, City of Palo Alto Utilities, Western Energy Interstate Board, California Energy Commission, and more.
For more information about the application process, please visit the main landing page on the Precourt Institute website.
The Bill Lane Center is proud to sponsor several Shultz Energy Fellows each year. Of the fellows we sponsor, we designate one to three each year as Pfund Fellows, who are exceptional students working on energy policy and clean energy issues. These fellows are generously supported by Nancy Pfund, who is the founder and partner of DBL Ventures, and the most recent past chair of the Lane Center’s Advisory Council. Selected primarily based on host organization, these fellows work on issues of clean energy and have the opportunity to meet with Ms. Pfund in order to learn more about the state of advancing clean energy in the American West.
Scot Jespersen, Department of Water Resources, Summer 2019
Past Pfund Fellows
|Name||Fellowship Year||Department||Placement||Read the Interns' Blogs|
|Nathan Lee||2016||PhD Candidate, Political Science||California Public Utilities Commission,SanFrancisco|
|Esteban Guerrero||2016||Public Policy, MA||California Energy Commission, Office of David Hochschild|
|Anthony Ho||2017||PhD Candidate, Applied Physics||California Energy Commission, Office of Commissioner Andrew McAllister||Blog Post|
|Karen Huynh||2017||Electrical Engineering||California Independent System Operator|
|Michelle Solomon||2018||PhD Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering||California Energy Commission, Office of Commissioner Janea Scott|
|Carlos Ciudad-Real||2018||Environmental Systems Engineering||California Independent System Operator|
|Sheila (Xuhua) Gao||2018||PhD Candidate, Energy Resources Engineering||California Public Utilities Commission, Office of Commissioner Cliff Rechtstaffen|
|EJ Baik||2019||PhD Candidate, Energy Resources Engineering||California Public Utilities Commission, Office of Commissioner Cliff Rechtstaffen|
|Tristan Krueger||2019||Computer Science||Western Interstate Energy Board|
|Matt Miccioli||2019||Atmosphere and Energy||California Energy Commission|
|Alex Evers||2020||Earth Systems||Western Interstate Energy Board|
|Mondee Lu||2020||JD-MS, Environment and Resources||California Public Utilities Commision, Office of Commissioner Genevieve Shiroma|