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Shultz 2023 Fellowships

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Please contact Katie Taflan Cerneka with any questions.

Summer 2023 Undergraduate Fellowships ($6,500-$8,500 stipend): Applications close on February 7, 2023

Summer 2023 Graduate Fellowships ($10,000 stipend): Application deadline extended until January 27 at 5:00pm PT for the fellowships below.

Applications closed on January 18 for the fellowships below.

To explore additional energy-related opportunities visit this Stanford Energy page.

Undergraduate Application Process

Undergraduate students can apply to Shultz Energy Fellowship positions through Stanford in Government (SIG)’s fellowship application process. The application consists of a common application, a supplemental application, and tiered preferences. Undergraduate students applying for Shultz Energy Fellowship positions may also apply to SIG's summer fellowships. Students may rank up to five Shultz Energy Fellowships/SIG fellowships for which to write supplemental essays to be considered. See SIG's FAQs for details.

Application timeline: 

  • Mid-December: Application window opens
  • February 7, 2023: Application window closes
  • Mid-February: Interviews
  • Early/mid-March: Decisions announced

Eligibility:

  • All Shultz fellows must be enrolled in the spring quarter before their Shultz fellowship and take a one-unit workshop spring course, 'Energy Policy in California and the West'. Absolutely no exceptions are made to this rule. Please refer to the Haas Center for Public Service website for additional Cardinal Quarter Undergraduate Fellowship Program Policies and Requirements.
  • Graduate students are not eligible to apply for an undergraduate-level Shultz Energy Fellowship through the SIG portal. Graduate students can apply for graduate-level fellowships through the SOLO portal.
  • Co-term students with questions about eligibility should reach out to Katie Taflan Cerneka at ktaflanc@stanford.edu.

Graduate Application Process

Graduate students can apply for Shultz Energy Fellowship positions through the Stanford Off-Campus Learning Opportunities (SOLO) portal. Representatives from the Precourt Institute for Energy and the Bill Lane Center for the American West will evaluate applications to determine up to five finalists to be interviewed for each position. From these finalists, prospective fellows are selected, and their applications will be forwarded to the host office for final selection. Students may apply to and rank up to five Shultz Energy Fellowships for which to be considered.

Application timeline:

  • Mid-December: Application window opens
  • January 18, 2023: Application window closes 
  • Late January/early February: Interviews
  • Late February/early March: Decisions announced

For each opportunity, a complete application includes all of the following:

  • Current resume/CV
  • One-page cover letter, detailing applicant's interest and qualifications for the opportunity
  • Unofficial Stanford transcript
  • List of pertinent courses
  • Acknowledgment of University Policies and COVID-19
  • Acknowledgment of spring quarter course requirement
  • Fellowship opportunities ranking (if applicable) 

Eligibility:

  • All Shultz fellows must be enrolled in the spring quarter before their fellowship and take a one-unit workshop spring course, 'Energy Policy in California and the West'. Absolutely no exceptions are made to this rule.
  • Undergraduate students are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply for a graduate-level Shultz fellowships through the SOLO portal. Undergraduate students can apply for undergraduate-level fellowships through the SIG portal.
  • Co-term students with questions about eligibility should reach out to Katie Taflan Cerneka at ktaflanc@stanford.edu.

2023 Commitment

All Shultz fellows must be enrolled in the spring quarter before their Shultz fellowship. Absolutely no exceptions are made to this rule. 

In addition to fulfilling the fellowship position over the summer, all fellows will also need to complete the following:

Spring 2023:

  • Take a one-unit workshop spring course, 'Energy Policy in California and the West' taught by Bruce Cain and Felicia Marcus that will provide an in-depth analysis of the role of California state agencies, the Western Interstate Energy Board, and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council in driving energy policy development, technology innovation, and market structures. Course number is CEE 263G / POLISCI 73 / PUBLPOL 73 / ENERGY 73. Schedule: Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 11:30 am (Shriram 368). Please note: You can only enroll in the course after getting approved for the fellowship and receiving a permission number.
  • Haas Center's Principles of Ethical and Effective Service workshop course (date TBA)
  • Submit all required online forms and paperwork.
  • SIG program orientation (undergraduates only) (date TBA)
  • Meet with Haas staff for a small group program orientation (undergraduates only).
  • Meet with your agency mentor and academic mentor at least once.

Summer 2023:

  • Submit a blog post(s).
  • Schedule and host an agency lunch or similar activity.
  • Submit a final report and presentation, complete a program evaluation, and correspond with donor(s) as requested by program staff.
  • The 2023 fellowship runs from Monday, June 26 to Friday, September 1.

Fall 2023:

  • Participate in at least one outreach activity to share your experiences and help publicize the program.
  • Help interview candidates for the Summer 2024 program.

Housing & Travel

Students are responsible for arranging and paying for their own housing and transportation during the fellowship.