- complement students' formal education with hands-on, experiential learning;
- provide knowledge on opportunities to maximize research impact;
- build a network of peers and partners; and
- provide exposure to career tracks outside academia.
Application period for Cohort 2021 is now closed. Please check back next fall for more information on Cohort 2022.
D.C. Boot Camp
Turning environmental research into world-changing action requires intimate knowledge of how government works. As part of the Rising Environmental Leaders Program, the Stanford Woods Institute hosts graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for a Washington, D.C. Boot Camp. Participants in the one-week leadership program garner first-hand knowledge about national policy development, partnership-building and public service careers. They gain exposure to the realities of policy design and implementation and learn how to connect research to policy and people.
News Story: Future Environmental Leaders Go 'Inside the Beltway' for Spring Break (2016)
Sacramento Boot Camp
In 2017, the Stanford Woods Institute began offering an optional two-day Sacramento Boot Camp to program participants. This latest enhancement is designed to build upon the cohort's Washington, D.C. experience by introducing them to California's leading environmental actors as well as provide an insider's view of the policy-making process at the sub-national level.
RELP Fact Sheet
2019 DC Bootcamp Agenda
2018 DC Bootcamp Agenda
2018 Sacramento Boot Camp Agenda
2017 DC Bootcamp Agenda
2017 Sacramento Boot Camp Agenda
2016 DC Boot Camp Agenda
2015 DC Boot Camp Agenda
2014 DC Boot Camp Agenda
2013 DC Boot Camp Agenda
2012 DC Boot Camp Agenda
2014 Anderson: Lobbying 101
2014 Koizumi: Budget Presentation
2014 Robinson: Monumental Opportunities
2014 Rowsome: Conservation Funding and Working with Congress
2013 Cushman: Lobbying Congress
2013 Hummel: Integrating Federal Energy Policy
2013 Koizumi: Budget Presentation
2013 Rawe: Climate Change, Poverty, and Hunger
2013 Robinson: 2014-15 Opps at Intersection Science Policy RISE