Yale Conservation Scholars – Early Leadership Initiative

New Haven, CT

Position Title: Yale Conservation Scholars

Organization: Early Leadership Initiative

Location: New Haven, CT

Overview: A prospective applicant should be

  • An undergraduate student interested in conservation, nature, and the environment;
  • Interested in internships in the environmental field;
  • Keen to explore natural habitats and outdoor spaces in New England;
  • Looking for a space to have discussions about diversity and inclusion as it pertains to the conservation and environmental fields;
  • Excited to bring new ways of looking at, understanding, and protecting the earth’s resources;
  • Eager to become a part of a community of like-minded peers from across the country


  • Mentorship at the Yale School of the Environment
  • Stipend of approximately $5,800 Travel, housing and food support up to $1,500
  • Discretionary fund ~ $300 Internship experience
  • Professional development Internships located in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island
  • Support to attend the New Horizons Conference at Yale University

Application Dates:

  • Application opens: October 20
  • Priority date: January 10, 2022*
    • *Completed applications will be reviewed early and offers will be made beginning after this date
  • Final application deadline: January 31, 2022 11:59 PM Pacific Time
  • Final notification of selection: February 28, 2022 Program dates: May 31 – July 30, 2022

How to apply: To apply, click here. For inquiries, please send an email to YCS-ELI@yale.edu