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Shultz 2024 Fellowships

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Please contact Katie Taflan Cerneka with any questions. 

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Application temporarily paused; poised to resume. Stay tuned!

Applications are now closed for the following undergraduate/graduate fellowships:

 

Applications are now closed for the following undergraduate fellowships:

 

Applications are now closed for the following graduate fellowships:

 

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 basic personal and demographic info, resume, cover letter, and transcript. Cover letters should be addressed to the potential mentor(s) listed in the fellowship posting. 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. See SIG's FAQs for details.

Application timeline: 

  • Early December: Application window opens
  • February 13, 2024: Application window closes
  • Late 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:

  • Early December: Application window opens
  • January 17, 2024: 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.

 

2024 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 2024:

  • 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 9:30 am - 10:20 am (Spilker 143). Please note: You can only enroll in the course after getting approved for the fellowship and receiving a permission number.
  • Submit all required online forms and paperwork.
  • Meet with your agency mentor at least once.

 

Summer 2024:

  • 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 2024 fellowship runs from Monday, June 24 to Friday, August 30.

 

Fall 2025:

  • Participate in at least one outreach activity to share your experiences and help publicize the program.
  • Help interview candidates for the Summer 2025 program.

 

Housing & Travel

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