• 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.

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DC 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, 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.

Related Documents:

RELP Fact Sheet 2015 DC Boot Camp Agenda 2014 DC Boot Camp Agenda 2014 Anderson: Lobbying 101 2014 Koizumi: Budget Presentation 2014 Rex: The World of Water 2014 Robinson: Monumental Opportunities 2014 Rowsome: Conservation Funding and Working with Congress 2013 DC Boot Camp Agenda 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 2013 Rowsome: Conservation Funding and Working with Congress 2012 DC Boot Camp Agenda