Stanback Internship Program

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Duke University Stanback Internship Program is generously funded by Duke alumni Fred and Alice Stanback. The Stanback Internship Program provides Duke students with significant project-based learning experiences in energy, conservation, advocacy, policy, research, and applied resource management.

All current Duke undergraduate and graduate students who will be continuing as enrolled students in Fall 2019 are welcome to apply for a Stanback Internship. Opportunities are located throughout the U.S., and interns receive up to $6,000* in funding to support their experience.

Information about Summer 2019 internship experiences will be available soon. To receive updates about this program, complete this request form.  To view sample past internships, visit the Duke Stanback Program's YouTube page.

Timeline for the Summer 2019 Internship Cycle
Monday, January 7: Applications open (Round 1)
Tuesday, January 29: Application deadline
•Resume and cover letter required for each position

Thursday, February 7: Interview decisions are announced via CareerLink
February 18-22: Phone interviews (optional, determined by organization partner)
Friday, February 22:  On-Campus Interview Day
Tuesday, February 26: Organization partners make offers
March 1-7: Students accept/decline offers
Monday, March 11: Organization partners re-advertise unfilled positions
March 11-May 4: Open positions re-advertised (Round 2)
Friday, May 4: Recruiting season ends

Questions? E-mail


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