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University of Michigan Doris Duke Conservation Scholars on the Huron River Summer 2016

University of Michigan Doris Duke Conservation Scholars on the Huron River Summer 2016

          The goal of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) is to help diversify the conservation workforce by finding and developing the next generation of land, water, wildlife, and policy leaders who are from groups which are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. 

          Doris Duke Scholars are eager to be immersed in an experiential learning program that incorporates diversity and inclusion into their understanding of conservation practices.

          Doris Duke Scholars are committed to becoming a part of and changing the conservation arena, bringing new ways of looking at, understanding, and protecting the earth's land, water and wildlife.


          The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is a two-year internship program.  Each intern spends two summers at the University of Michigan.
 

COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES COVERED

YEAR I

  • $4,250.00 stipend for eight-week internship and pre-program activities
  • Room and board
  • Travel to and from Ann Arbor
  • Travel for field trips
  • Travel to the mid-summer retreat
  • Research expenses (this may include travel to research-related conferences and field site visits)
  • Home-campus mentor support.

YEAR II

  • $4,450.00 - $5,200.00 stipend for eight-week internship, pre-program activities, and capstone retreat
    • Second-year scholars who are chosen as peer mentors will earn a stipend of $5,200.00 for the internship, pre-program activities, capstone retreat, and mentoring activities
  • Room and board
  • Travel to and from Ann Arbor
  • Travel for field trips
  • Travel to mid-summer retreat
  • Travel for second-year capstone retreat in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or the Southeastern U.S.
  • Research expenses (this may include travel to research-related conferences and field site visits) 
  • Home-campus mentor support
  • GRE preparation course fees and materials.

 

RESEARCH, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND MENTORING

Scholars will have an opportunity to:

  • Conduct research with and be mentored by faculty and research scientists who are leaders in the conservation field (Year 1)
  • Work in conservation organizations in Ann Arbor and Detroit (Year 2)
  • Participate in weekly professional development seminars
  • Visit conservation field sites and meet with conservation professionals
  • Attend conferences and workshops (depending on field site, lab, or organizational placement)
  • Make professional conference presentation
  • Obtain GRE and other graduate school preparation
  • Meet with admissions and career development professionals from SNRE.

Scholars are expected to have an interest in:

  • Conservation and the environment
  • Exploring leadership opportunities
  • Understanding more about diversity
  • Working with mentors
  • Networking with other students from around the country who are also interested in conservation.

Program Dates

Year I Scholars:  June 4th 2017-July 29th 2017

Year II Scholars:  June 11-August 6, 2017

 

                                                 The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

                                                 The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.