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Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program


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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore

Description:
Each March we select 20 early-undergraduate Scholars from around the country to participate in a two-year conservation mentorship program focused on the summers between academic years. Each summer Scholars receive a $4,600 stipend and funding to cover travel, room, and board.

During the first summer, Scholars participate in an eight-week, immersive field course on conservation practice, leadership, and ecological research while visiting University of California Campuses and Natural Reserves with a close group of peers and mentors. During the second summer, Scholars pursue eight-week research and practice internships with nationally recognized conservation organizations, labs, and agencies. A professional development retreat after the second summer brings together the Scholar cohort and prepares them to apply for jobs and graduate school. Throughout the two years, we work with home mentors at each Scholar's campus to provide ongoing support. We mentor Scholars well past program completion as alumni, and they join a nationwide alumni network for peer support and professional networking.

For more information, questions, and application, visit our website or email our program director.
Recently updated.accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 1/27/2023

Program Dates: 6/11/2023 - 8/5/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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University of California, Santa Cruz (Lead)
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
University of California, Berkeley

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 
movie  Program Video

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biology
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Education
Environmental Sciences
Forestry
Plant Sciences
Policy
Sociology
Zoology

Keywords:
Conservation
Diversity
Environmental Biology
Environmental Justice
Environmental Policy
Global Change
Social Justice

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