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energyStartup Summer Internships

Applications are due February 15, 2016 for the for the summer 2016 positions

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The TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy has two internship programs. The objectives of the summer internships are for students to gain work experience, develop applied engineering knowledge, learn entrepreneurship in a start-up environment, and build upon their academic studies.

1) TomKat Center Undergraduate Internships: The TomKat Center offers a limited number of paid summer internships to Stanford  undergraduate students at exciting Stanford affiliated sustainable energy startup companies.

2) Industry-Supported Energy Internships: The TomKat Center works with several exciting sustainable energy startup companies to help recruit talented undergraduate and masters Stanford students for summer internship positions.

View and apply for the 2016 positions here


The application deadline is February 15, 2016 for the summer 2016 program. The companies will conduct interviews and will assist in making the final selections. Successful candidates will be notified of their acceptance mid-March. A separate application must be submitted for each position you want to be considered for. With your application you will be asked to submit:

  • One page cover letter detailing your qualifications, experience, and why they are suited for the specific position.
  • Your resume

If you have any questions please contact the program coordinator, Danica Sarlya dsarlya(at)


In addition to fulfilling the internship position agreed upon terms.  All interns will also need to perform these program requirements

  • Attend a mandatory preparation session
  • Attend a mandatory mid-internship meeting at Stanford or through web conferencing
  • Submit a final report to the TomKat Center detailing their summer experience
  • Meet with the program coordinator after the internship is complete


The TomKat Center Undergraduate interns will receive a $6,400 stipend for the internship payable in two installments.  The intern must have direct deposit activated in Axess by the first week of June so that the payment canl be deposited directly into the account on file.

For Industry-Supported Energy Interns the host company will process payment directly to the intern.

The intern will be responsible for any of the tax implications of this award. While the TomKat Center is assisting with recruitment and funding for some of the internships, for all positions, the external company will be the intern’s employer.

Travel, Housing, and Living Expenses

The intern is responsible for arranging and paying for their own housing and transportation during the internship. Access to a car may be required during the internship. Interns are responsible for all of their other internship-related expenses.

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