• 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.

Applications for cohort 2017 will be available in fall quarter.


DC Bootcamp

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, in partnership with the Bing Stanford in Washington Program, 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.

Preference is given to scholars actively working on a Stanford Woods Institute-affiliated project.

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See photos and tweets from the 2016 DC Bootcamp. 

Related Documents:

PDF icon RELP Fact Sheet PDF icon 2016 DC Boot Camp Agenda PDF icon 2015 DC Boot Camp Agenda PDF icon 2014 DC Boot Camp Agenda PDF icon 2013 DC Boot Camp Agenda PDF icon 2012 DC Boot Camp Agenda PDF icon 2014 Anderson: Lobbying 101 PDF icon 2014 Koizumi: Budget Presentation PDF icon 2014 Robinson: Monumental Opportunities PDF icon 2014 Rowsome: Conservation Funding and Working with Congress PDF icon 2013 Cushman: Lobbying Congress PDF icon 2013 Hummel: Integrating Federal Energy Policy PDF icon 2013 Koizumi: Budget Presentation PDF icon 2013 Rawe: Climate Change, Poverty, and Hunger PDF icon 2013 Robinson: 2014-15 Opps at Intersection Science Policy RISE