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Summer Internships

Experience Life ‘Out West’

Archaeological Survey, P.C. Jake Frank, National Park Service


“Navigating this complex tension between archeology and enjoyment,” wrote Yellowstone intern Sandro Hall in our Out West blog for students, “and finding innovative ways to couple preservation with outreach is one of the joys of working at Yellowstone.”
  Jake Frank, National Park Service
 

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.

All Stanford undergraduates, graduating seniors, and co-terminal masters students are eligible to apply. For more information about our internship program, please visit our FAQs page.

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.

A combined effort by the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy, The Bill Lane Center for the American West, The Haas Center for Public Service, and Stanford in Government, these internships seek promote the spirit of public service to Stanford students and encourage them to consider public policy positions after graduation.

SEIC Opportunities for Summer 2018
(Now Closed)

California Public Utilities Commission, Office of Commissioner Clifford Rechtschaffen

Sacramento, CA Feb. 6, 2018

California Energy Commission, Office of Commissioner Janea Scott

Sacramento, CA Feb. 6, 2018

Western Interstate Energy Board

Denver, CO Feb. 6, 2018

California Department of Water Resources

Sacramento, CA Feb. 6, 2018

California Independent System Operator (CAISO)

Folsom, CA Feb. 6, 2018

California Energy Commission, Office of Commissioner David Hochschild

Sacramento, CA Feb. 6, 2018

California Air Resources Board

Sacramento, CA Feb. 6, 2018

 

Internship applications for summer 2018 opportunities closed on Feb. 6. Information on 2019 summer internships will be posted in December 2018. To learn more about our offerings, browse descriptions in Stanford’s SOLO portal.

Browse Internship Descriptions in SOLO

 

Western Internship Opportunities for Summer 2018
(Now Closed)

Title Location Deadline Application link

Galatée Films Research Internship

At Large Feb. 6, 2018

Golden Gate National Recreation Area GIS-geographer Internship

San Francisco, CA Feb. 6, 2018

Washington Water Trust Data Analytics and Communication Internship

Seattle, WA Feb. 6, 2018

National Conference of State Legislatures Election Policy Internship

Denver, CO Feb. 6, 2018

National Conference of State Legislatures Information Policy and Technology Intern

Denver, CO Feb. 6, 2018

San Francisco Estuary Institute Resilient Landscapes Program Internship

Richmond, CA Feb. 6, 2018

Tri-County Economic Development District Trail Asset Development Internships

Colville, WA Feb. 6, 2018

Trust for Public Land Public Grants and Policy Internship

San Francisco, CA Feb. 6, 2018

Trust for Public Land Parks for People Internship

Denver, CO Feb. 6, 2018

Santa Lucia Conservancy Conservation Ecology Field Assistant

Carmel, CA Feb. 6, 2018

Henry’s Fork Foundation Software and Web Development Internship

Ashton, ID Feb. 6, 2018

Yellowstone National Park Curatorial Internship

Gardiner, MT Feb. 6, 2018

Yellowstone National Park Archaeology Internship

Gardiner, MT Feb. 6, 2018

Yosemite National Park Archives Internship

Yosemite National Park, CA Feb. 6, 2018