Experiencing Life ‘Out West’
Every summer, the Bill Lane Center for the American West offers many opportunities for Stanford undergraduates (including graduating seniors) to work with organizations throughout the West. Through these internships, students can explore careers in natural history, conservation, land use, museum curation, resource management, and related fields.
Internships are 10 weeks. Students will be compensated with a stipend to help cover housing, transportation, and food.
The ‘Out West’ Student Blog
Want to learn more about life as an summer intern? Read about the adventures of current and past summer interns on our Out West blog.
Note: the application deadline for summer 2017 internships has passed. The next round of internship openings will be posted in late December 2017.
|Title||Location||Preferred Majors or Experience||Application link|
|...||San Francisco, CA||All class years welcome. Appropriate majors are American Studies, Anthropology, Archeology, Architectural Design, Art History, Civil Engineering, CS+History, Fine Arts, History, Urban Studies.||Apply|
|...||Denver, CO||This position is open to all class years.||Apply|
|...||Carmel, California||Sophomores and up are most appropriate for this position, but all class years are welcome to apply. Those with majors related to natural resources would be most appropriate, and the applicant should have an interest in wildlife ecology.||Apply|
|...||Denver, CO||Preference to sophomores and juniors, but all class years considered. All majors are welcome, political science and history are highly encouraged.||Apply|
|...||Ashton, Idaho||Engineering; Mathematics; Computer, Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences||Apply|
|...||Berkeley, CA||All class years encouraged to apply. Open to all majors, especially those related to literary arts and the humanities.||Apply|
|...||San Francisco, CA||Preference to juniors and seniors, but qualified sophomores are also encouraged to apply. This internship is suitable for those majoring in Anthropology, Archeology, Architectural Design, Computer Science, History, Symbolic Systems, and Urban Studies||Apply|
|...||Richmond, CA||Juniors and seniors are preferred, qualified freshman and sophomores considered. Those majoring in Earth Systems, Geological Sciences, Biology, or Environmental Systems Engineering will be well suited to this position.||Apply|
|...||Colville, WA||This internship is most suitable for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Majors and interests that include the environment, economic development and sustainability fields; community and rural development; natural resources are well suited.||Apply|
|...||Gardiner, MT||This internship is geared towards juniors or seniors, but dedicated students entering their sophomore year may also be successful applicants. A degree, minor, or interest in archaeology or anthropology, in either discipline is highly desired.||Apply|
|...||Gardiner, MT||All class years are welcome to apply, but this internship is introductory and therefore most appropriate for freshman and sophomores.||Apply|
|...||Yosemite National Park, California||Those majoring in History, English, Sociology, Environmental Science, American Studies and Anthropology or anyone who has a passion for cultural and natural resources are encouraged to apply.||Apply|
|...||Yosemite National Park, California||Preference is for juniors and seniors, but any class could be suitable. Relevant majors include History, English, Sociology, Environmental Science, American Studies and Anthropology – anyone who has a passion for cultural resources.||Apply|