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Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program: Paid Undergraduate Fellowship

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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington is a diverse, committed, and creative community from around the country that aims to change the face, practice and future of conservation.

DDCSP@UW is a paid, two-summer undergraduate experiential learning opportunity that explores conservation in the Pacific Northwest. We support emerging conservation scholars in developing innovative perspectives and skills by providing opportunities to explores nature conservation and its relationship to environmental justice and cultural identities, in both urban and rural contexts. The program is interdisciplinary and partners with researchers, community-based organizations, NGOs, local, state and federal agencies, and Tribal nations.

We are looking for 20 undergraduates who reflect cross-cultural perspectives with an emphasis on students from underrepresented groups in the conservation field.

Year One: Through field tours and exposure to research projects in action, scholars engage with conservation issues in a broad range of ecosystems, from temperate rainforests to urban farms. Scholars develop skills, perspectives, and relationships that serve as a foundation for the second summer, and their futures in conservation.

Year Two: Scholars engage with a regional partner in an internship, while continuing to build community and deepen their analysis of conservation, equity, and inclusion. The summer culminates in a "Conservation Scholar Summit" that centers storytelling and provides career networking.

The details:

Multi-year program, 8-weeks per summer (mid June to mid August).

Paid travel, lodging, and food.

Additional stipend: $4,400/summer, total $8,800.
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Application Deadline: 2/1/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Washington (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Anthropology & Archaeology
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Natural Resources
Urban Planning & Design

Environmental Change
Equity and Gender
Land Change
Urban Ecology
Wildlife Management

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