Through the Schneider Fellows program, Stanford students work at leading U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the sustainable energy field.
Fellows spend a summer quarter or one year tackling the world’s economic, environmental, social, and technical challenges associated with harnessing energy resources to deliver energy services.
Fellows receive a stipend of $9,000 for a 12-week summer fellowship. In addition, funds are available for fellowship-related travel. One-year fellows receive a competitive salary with benefits.
The program is named in honor of Stephen H. Schneider (1945-2010), an internationally renowned expert on climate science and a leader in promoting solutions to address climate change. Stephen Schneider pioneered interdisciplinary research and policy analysis that underpinned many influential climate science publications, including the first four annual reports of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. For 18 years he served as a professor at Stanford University, where he had a lasting impact on countless students and alumni.
The Schneider Fellows program is open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.
Fellows commit to working 12 weeks for the summer program or one year at their host NGO.
Generally, summer fellowships begin in June and the one-year fellowships begin in September.
The NGOs will receive and screen candidate applications. There are no limits to the number of fellowships to which applicants may apply.
2021 fellowship opportunities are posted below.
2021-22 Yearlong Fellowship Opportunities
Midwest Sustainable Energy & Climate Fellow - Chicago, IL
Eastern Sustainable Energy & Climate Fellow - New York, NY
Western Sustainable Energy & Climate Fellows - San Francisco, CA
Federal Climate and Clean Energy Policy Analysis Fellow - Washington, DC or New York, NY
2021 Summer Fellowship Opportunities
California Policy Team – San Francisco or Sacramento, CA
Federal Policy Team – Washington, DC
Resilient Ocean-based Food Systems (Oceans Program) - Austin, TX
Vehicle Electrification Research & Analysis, California (Energy Program) - Los Angeles, CA
NY.NJ Clean Trucks Deployment (Energy Program) - New York, NY
Economic Policy (OCE) - Boulder, CO
Climate and Clean Energy/International – San Francisco, CA
People and Communities, American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC) - San Francisco, CA
Climate and Clean Energy – San Francisco, CA
Climate and Clean Energy Program – Washington, D.C.
2-3 Fellowships will be offered at RMI. View the possible opportunities here and apply through the RMI application portal to be considered - Washington, D.C.; New York; and Boulder or Basalt, CO
The US Power Sector: Ensuring a Just and Equitable Transition to Clean Energy (2 Fellows) – Cambridge, MA or Washington, D.C.
Climate Science Research; Energy, Climate & Environment Department – Washington, D.C.
Aqueduct Water-Energy Nexus – Washington, D.C.
One additional fellowship - coming soon