Are you passionate about environmental conservation?
Are you an undergraduate student looking for hands-on experience?
Then Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is looking for you!
The DDCSP is an exciting opportunity for freshmen and sophomores with a demonstrated interest in environmental issues and cultural diversity to receive training, support, mentorship, and approximately $10,000 over two years for paid research experiences and internships. Students will also receive a $1,000 housing stipend each summer. Scholars will participate in an intensive conservation skills and leadership program; work with agency, faculty and graduate student mentors on paid group research projects and internships; attend national meetings; and engage in mentoring and social networks.
The University of Arizona is looking for 5 students to begin the DDCSP at UA in June 2017. Applications are available now and will be accepted through February 28, 2017. To be eligible for the program, students must be enrolled at UA or planning to enroll at UA by Fall 2017. Preference will be given to qualified sophomore and freshman applicants. Non-traditional and transfer students that do not meet the traditional designation of “sophomore” may also be eligible and can contact the national program director at DDCSP@ufl.edu to discuss their specific circumstances.
If you are accepted into the program you will attend an expense-paid, week-long conservation leadership program in coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center in West Virginia in late May or June and will work full-time for 8 weeks on field research projects with faculty and graduate student mentors at UA. During your second summer, you will complete paid internships with local, state, federal, or tribal agencies or NGOs. You will earn more than $5,000 each summer, receive a $1,000 housing stipend, and gain the valuable skills and experience that are necessary for a successful career in conservation.
During the academic year, you will connect with students from across the Collaborative (which includes University of Florida, University of Idaho, North Carolina State University, and Cornell University, in addition to UA) using social networks and a 1-credit distance-based course focused on human dimensions of conservation and achieving academic and professional success, attend biweekly group meetings or socials, and interact regularly with graduate student and faculty mentors at UA.