Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation

Kukua Labs Internship

Main content start


Positions: Product Development Associate
Location: Bay Area (with potential travel abroad)
Innovation Area: Energy, Food, Water, Human Health and Environment Nexus
Position Type: TomKat Center-supported
Compensation: $7,500
Internship Term: 8 weeks

Kukua Labs is dedicated to building products and services that enhance outcomes and profits of off-grid / "bad grid" families in the developing world. Our product is a low-cost, energy-efficient poultry egg incubator that makes at-home, artificial incubation affordable and viable for the over 350 million chicken farmers worldwide who lack access to reliable electricity.

Our team of graduates from Stanford’s ME and CEE departments formed out of the GSB’s Design for Extreme Affordability course and has won grants from Stanford’s TomKat Center and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for our technology.

We are currently piloting our product with a number of off-grid solar power providers in Africa and Asia with hopes to begin scaling production as soon as possible.


Assist Kukua Labs team in scaling production of flagship product.

Who Should Apply

If you care about making a real difference at the intersection of sustainable energy, agriculture, and international development, we’d love to chat no matter your area of expertise. Preference to graduate students and upperclassmen.

Preferred Traits

  • Self-motivated, creative, curious, adaptable, adventurous
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Equally comfortable juggling multiple tasks and doing heads-down, focused work

Bonus Expertise

  • PCB design, layout, and production
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
  • Grant-writing and fundraising