Spend 8 weeks next summer working as a team with fellow undergraduate students on a multifaceted project that will provide a blueprint for the generation of renewable energy. You will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of the project's management. Fellowships are Cardinal-Quarter-eligible. The fellowship will run for 8 weeks during the 2020 summer quarter, from 7/6/2020 to 8/28/2020.
The summer 2020 Energy Impact Fellowship will be hosted by a recent Stanford startup, Shake Energy Collaborative. Shake Energy Collaborative is a benefit corporation energy developer that enables communities to design and profit from their own energy resources. Shake enables community members to synthesize technical information and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to design the siting, sizing, dual land uses and other physical attributes of an energy project in their area.
Through this collaborative summer research project, the fellows will develop recommendations for the most effective methods of community engagement during the development of a community energy project, and the most equitable structures of project ownership throughout the facility’s 20-30 year lifetime. The fellows will conduct research through literature reviews, ethnographic interviews, and workshops under the guidance of Shake Energy Collaborative. The project will be based in the San Joaquin Valley in California, working with Shakeʻs current partner organizations and with new communities that the fellows may wish to reach out to. The fellows will work out of Shakeʻs office in Fresno, CA and have the autonomy to define their day to day work to meet the goals of the overall project. The project output will inform the design of engagement strategies and ownership structures that Shake will implement in upcoming projects, as well as provide an important contribution to the field of community energy and energy justice more broadly.
What you will do
Research a multifaceted sustainability project
Work in a team
Interact with community members
Visit companies related to project
Eligibility and Requirements:
Undergraduate students (any year or major) who have a passion for renewable energy and who enjoy working on projects that have tangible social value. Some relevant technical and project management experience or skills would be a plus. Creativity, curiosity, resourcefulness, and the ability to work in collaboration with others are paramount.