Position Title: Yale Conservation Scholars, Early Leadership Initiative
Organization: Yale School of the Environment
Organization Overview: Led by Dr. Dorceta Taylor, Program Director and Principal Investigator, the Yale Conservation Scholars – Early Leadership Initiative (YCS- ELI) [formerly the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of Michigan/Yale School of the Environment] is a summer opportunity for undergraduates who are traditionally underrepresented in the conservation field and who are interested in careers in the sector. YCS-ELI is a part of the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability Initiative (JEDSI) at Yale School of the Environment.
An interest in conservation and the environment
Must be an undergraduate currently enrolled in college or university
A U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA/DREAMers)
Minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Application Deadline: January 10, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
How to Apply: Submittable is used for the Application Portal. You will be directed to sign in or create an account. You are able to save and return to your application at a later time.
- Fill out the general application form online. It can be found in the link below or here.
- Provide your transcripts on the form. You can request a copy from your school or scan a PDF. Upload them where the application form requests transcripts.
Have two people who can serve as references submit letters of recommendation. We suggest asking teachers, mentors, or anyone who has played a role in your education. Letters of recommendation by family and friends are not permitted. Enter the recommender’s email and a personal note in the letter of recommendation field. The recommender will be able to upload their letter directly to the application. Letters of recommendation are due by the application deadline. You are responsible for ensuring letters are uploaded. The application portal allows the option to select three recommenders. More letters of recommendation will not affect your application. Please only request three letters if you are unsure that your recommenders will upload their letters on time. If you have any questions, email YCS-ELI staff at email@example.com.
If you need to edit your application, do not upload a new version. Email staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.