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Recently listed opportunities for Urban Studies students to apply for internships, research assistantships, and more. Please also see Stanford in Government Internship listings and UC Berkeley Planning jobs listings.

January 2018

Poverty Research Fellowship

The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality is leading a first-of-its-kind "qualitative census" to understand how low- and middle-income Americans are making ends meet today. The National Poverty Study will launch in California this summer, and we are seeking undergraduate research fellows to field it. Fellows will conduct in-person interviews with families to learn about their lives, social networks, economic activity, mindsets, mental bandwidth, health, well-being, and more. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning February 1, 2018. Learn more and apply here.

Stanford Energy Internships in California and Colorado (SEIC)

State-level efforts are essential to our fight against climate change, especially in the field of energy. Join the effort this summer in California or Colorado working on substantive energy and climate projects! The Stanford Energy Internships in California/Colorado (SEIC) offers 12 stipends to Stanford's graduate and undergraduate students placed in the following organizations: Students from this program have gone on to conduct independent research in energy, have produced impactful policy recommendations which have been presented at the state level, and have successfully secured employment at their host organizations after graduation.

Applications have opened for the 2018 SEIC program and are due on February 6thPlease contact Mary Boyer ( with any questions.

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Graduate Opportunities (via SOLO):


Paid Summer Internships in the American West

Every summer, the Bill Lane Center for the American West offers many opportunities for Stanford undergraduates to work with organizations throughout the West. Interns are matched with mentors at host organizations and gain valuable work experience in fields such as natural history, conservation, land use, museum curation, resource management, and more. Internships last 10 weeks. Students will be compensated with a stipend, which ranges from $5000-7000 depending on cost of living and financial need, to help cover housing, transportation, and food. All Stanford undergraduates, graduating seniors, and co-terminal master's students who have undergraduate status are eligible to apply. Browse the Out West blog at to read reflections from past interns. For more information, visit our website or contact Surabhi Balachander (

This year’s opportunities cover ecology and conservation, politics and policy, history and archaeology, and more. Partners include Yellowstone National Park, Santa Lucia Conservancy, National Conference of State Legislatures, and the Trust for Public Land, among others.


Deadline: February 6, 2018

SF Summer Planning Internship

San Francisco Planning is looking for bright and enthusiastic interns interested in the planning field to work on a variety of projects this summer (June 4 - August 24). This will be a rewarding and valuable experience for those interested in the planning field and desire introductory work experience or college credit. Interns will conduct research, collect and analyze data, and prepare draft documents for planning work related to affordable housing, historic preservation, cultural and archeological resources, environmental planning, transportation, urban design, and many more. There are a total of 16 full-time positions available. The program is from June 4 to August 24. Interns will be working on a variety of different projects. The application deadline is February 16th at 5:00pm.