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Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington (DDCSP@UW)

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is a paid, multi-summer, undergraduate experiential learning program that explores conservation across climate, water, food and ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest.

A primary goal of the program is to expand what it means to be a “conservation professional.” By connecting conservation to cultural identity, biodiversity and environmental justice DDCSP@UW supports emerging scholars as they develop understandings, skills and perspectives needed to become a conservation change-maker.

The first year experience begins in Seattle and travels through various cultural and ecological landscapes in Washington, from the Olympic Peninsula to the Salish Sea and across the Cascade Mountains into the Yakima Valley, learning about emerging and ongoing issues in conservation along the way. Read more about the first year "Classroom in the Field" here.

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars will have all travel, food and lodging paid during their 8-week summer experience and will receive a stipend of $4,000 ($500/week).

Who can apply?
We’re looking for 20 freshmen and sophomores to join us for an 8-week conservation immersion course.

Scholars can be from any and all majors (including “undecided”). In fact, we're specifically looking for a broad mix of students with varying interests, skills and perspectives who demonstrate a commitment to the environment, equity and inclusion and are curious, creative and enthusiastic.

Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizen, permanent resident or have DACA status granted by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.

Website:
http://uwconservationscholars.org/program/apply/

Deadline:
February 9

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Freshman or Sophomore

Graduate: None

Award Type:
Internship

Award Period:
Summer (Undergraduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Environmental Studies, conservation, biodiversity

Additional Qualifications:
U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

Last Updated:
July 18, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17