Doris Duke Conservation Scholars, Northern Arizona University

Organization: Northern Arizona University


1st Summer Immersion Program – You will spend 8 weeks with 19 other scholars exploring the biologically and culturally diverse Grand Canyon region while developing knowledge and skills in large landscape conservation, leadership, and communication.

Winter Retreats – Each January you will reconnect for a weeklong retreat featuring workshops led by conservation professionals on personal growth, career development, solution-oriented approaches to conservation, and communication and networking.

2nd Summer Research Internship – You will work in pairs on an 8-week research internship designed around individual interests with one of our partnering non-profit, academic, and government entities nationwide.

Academic Year Support – Students will engage in online, monthly meetings during the academic year and receive one-on-one mentoring with DDCSP NAU staff. 

Desired qualifications: Doris Duke Conservation Scholars are U.S. citizens or DACA recipients enrolled at colleges or universities in the United States or its territories. Applicants enrolled at four-year colleges or universities must be in their 1st or 2nd year, or have at least two years remaining. Students enrolled at two-year community and tribal colleges with intentions to transfer to a four-year institution are also eligible to apply. Please contact our leadership team if you have any questions about eligibility. The program is open to students from any major.

Salary/pay: During the 2-year program the program will pay for all of your travel, meals, and lodging. Students will receive a $4000 stipend and NAU credits each summer.

Link to more information: Find out more and apply.

Application deadline: February 9th, 2017.