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Energy Impact Summer Fellowships

In conjunction with the Haas Center, the TomKat Center will provide stipends to Stanford undergraduates who wish to work on a sustainable energy project with significant social impact.  

Spend 8 weeks next summer working as a team with fellow undergraduate students on a multifaceted project. Fellowships are Cardinal-Quarter-eligible. The fellowship will run for 8 weeks over the summer with exact dates to be determined. 

The 2023 Fellowship Application is closed. Check back in early 2024 for information about our summer 2024 Energy Impact Fellowship opportunity!


The summer 2022 Energy Impact Fellowship was hosted and led by Working Trees. Future Impact Fellowship projects will vary each year. 


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.


This immersive 8-week summer program will include:

  • Project management experience in a collaborative team setting
  • $7,500 stipend
  • Mentorship
  • Training in sustainable energy and sustainability concepts and processes


A complete fellowship application includes the following components:

1. Personal Statement

The personal statement questions are your opportunity to express why you are interested in this particular fellowship experience. The selection committee is interested in both your personal and academic reasons for applying to this program. Please ensure that you are specific in your responses to the questions, yet succinct. Each response should be approximately one paragraph (4 to 6 sentences) in length.

  • Why are you applying for this fellowship?
  • How have you prepared for this fellowship and what do you anticipate will be your biggest challenge?   
  • What classes have you taken that have prepared you for this fellowship?
  • How will this fellowship contribute to your academic success and professional and/or personal development?  

2. Applicant information (name, major, SU id#, email address)

3. One-page resume, including current and past internships, work experience, and community service endeavors

4. Please submit an unofficial transcript from Stanford Axess.

  • Go to the Student Center tab from the Axess home page.
  • Click on "My Academics."
  • Click on “View my unofficial transcripts.”
  • In the drop-down menu marked as “Career” select “undergraduate.”
  • Click the green button “View Report.”
  • Save pdf file with your name and upload to your application. 
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