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energyStartup Internship Positions


Molly Dicke, ’18, spent the 2015 summer immersed in
labwork for the energy tech startup, Vorpal.


Read the summer internship spotlight

Thank you for your interest, applications were due February 15, 2016 for the summer 2016 positions.

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

Find the program details for the energyStartup Internships here.

2016 Positions

1) TomKat Center Undergraduate Internships (applications are closed)

The TomKat Center offers a limited number of paid summer internships to Stanford undergraduate students at exciting Stanford affiliated sustainable energy startup companies.  Selected students will receive a $6,400 stipend for an 8 week full-time internship.  Additional time commitments and financial arrangements can be made between the company and the selected student directly.  Detailed job descriptions and requirements can be found below. Download all of the TomKat Undergraduate positions. (pdf)

TomKat Center Undergraduate Internship Positions:

Aerial Intelligence The next generation of crop yield maps
Data Scientist and Front End Developer, Palo Alto, CA

Aurora Solar Simple, sophisticated solar design and sales
Software Engineer or Business Analyst, Palo Alto, CA

Ceres Imaging Aerial photography meets spectral imaging to improve crop health and efficiency
Image Processing Intern, San Francisco, CA

Citrine Informatics The data platform for the physical world
Computational Scientist Intern, Redwood City, CA

ClearMetal Predictive analytics for shipping container logistics
Business Operations and Full Stack Developer, San Francisco, CA

Cuberg Enhanced lithium-ion batteries
R&D Intern, Bay Area, CA (Stanford or Berkeley area)

Healyx Designing a portable medical device for developing economies
Device and Electronics Engineering Intern, Stanford, CA

Iris Photovoltaics Surpassing the limitations of silicon with a new low-cost photovoltaic technology
Device Engineer, Bay Area, CA

Keewi Personal power management
Various – Software Developer, UI/UX Designer, Data Scientist, Behavioral Analyst, Palo Alto, CA

Opus 12 Recycling carbon dioxide into chemicals and fuels
Chemical Engineering Intern or Business Development Intern, Berkeley, CA

SkyCool Advanced surface cooling panels
Engineer, Bay Area, CA

Spark Thermionics Efficient electricity generation, scalable from watts to megawatts
Device Simulation Intern, Berkeley, CA

Spectrum Sustainable building design
Architectural design software developer, Palo Alto, CA

Summer Technologies Tools that make ranchers’ lives easier
Software Engineer – Mobile and Web, Palo Alto, CA

XStream Trucking Making trucking greener and customers more profitable
Engineering Intern, Redwood City, CA

>>TomKat Center Undergraduate Internships (applications are closed)


2) Industry-Supported Energy Internships (applications are closed)

The TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy works with several exciting sustainable energy startup companies to help recruit talented undergraduate and masters Stanford students for summer internship positions.  Time commitments and financial arrangements are made directly between the external company and the selected student. Download all of the Industry-Supported positions .(pdf) 

Industry-Supported Energy Internship Positions:

Alveo Energy Developing better batteries for stationary and transit applications
Battery Engineering Intern, Palo Alto, CA

Autogrid Turning big data into a new source of energy
Various-Data Science, Big Data, Software Development, and Business, Redwood Shores, CA

Bone Structure Energy efficient, zero waste shell construction for the built world
High Performance Building Design Manager, San Francisco, CA

Ceres Imaging Aerial photography meets spectral imaging to improve crop health and efficiency
GIS Analyst Intern, San Francisco, CA

eMotorWerks (JuiceNet) High-Performance Charging Solutions for Electric Vehicles
Azure Cloud Software Developer, San Carlos, CA
Embedded Engineer, San Carlos, CA
Mobile App Engineer, San Carlos, CA

Geli A platform for the rapid deployment of energy storage and microgrid systems
Various-Marketing, Analytics, Product Management, Business Development, and Software Development, San Francisco, CA

Halo Industries Scaling solar and semiconductor deployment
Intern Engineer, San Mateo, CA

Motiv Power Systems Providing next-generation power management electronics and software for heavy-duty electric trucks
Electrical Engineering Intern, Foster City, CA
Mechanical Engineering Intern, Foster City, CA

Primus Power Smart grid storage, flexibility, and security
Electrical Engineer, Hayward, CA
Mechanical Engineer, Hayward, CA

Sila Nanotechnologies Increasing energy density of existing lithium-ion batteries
Process Engineering Intern, Alameda, CA
Engineering Co-op Intern, Alameda, CA

Stower Energy Designing and running wireless electricity systems for individuals and home
Design Intern, San Francisco, CA with some travel
Sales Intern, San Francisco, CA or Boulder, CO

Verdigris Disrupting the building energy metering industry
Various- Customer Growth, Machine Learning, DesignNASA AMES Research Park, Mountain View, CA

WaterSmart Using behavioral science, neighbor comparisons, and customized efficiency tips to drive water conservation
Marketing, San Francisco, CA
Client Services, San Francisco, CA
Product Intern, San Francisco, CA

>>Industry-Supported Energy Internships (applications are closed)

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.  Find the program details for the energyStartup Internships here.

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)stanford.edu.


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