Glassen Scholars Paid Internship Summer Program

Location: Lansing, MI
Deadline: November 28, 2016

GLASSEN SCHOLARS PAID INTERNSHIP SUMMER PROGRAM

May 22 - August 11, 2017


COURSE OVERVIEW

The Hal and Jean Glassen Scholars Program offers students exposure to natural resources management, agricultural and environmental issues, and related policymaking in Michigan.  The internships offer real-world experience while working full-time as paid interns at state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations or businesses that focus on complex natural resource issues in Michigan.  The internship will be a paid 12-week, up to a 40-hour-per-week position. 

In addition, a senior-level class in natural resources, conservation, agriculture, the environment and policymaking meets one night a week. The internships and course curriculum complement and advance the students’ learning through practical experience that influences citizens and communities across the state on such issues as the role of hunting, fishing and trapping in the future of conservation; parks and recreation; agriculture; the environment; natural resource management; and the economic impacts of these issues in Michigan. The course is taught through lecture and discussion sessions, augmented by weekend field trips designed to give class participants on-the-ground visits and experience with natural resources and conservation-related programs. 

INTERNSHIP LOCATION

Greater Lansing area, potentially including Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor

POTENTIAL INTERNSHIP SPONSORS
Michigan-based offices of:

 

Ducks Unlimited

National Wildlife Federation

National Wild Turkey Federation

Pheasants Forever

The Ruffed Grouse Society

The Nature Conservancy

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Forest Service

Boone & Crockett MSU Extension

Michigan Council of Foundations
Michigan Farm Bureau
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Michigan Sea Grant
Michigan United Conservation Clubs
Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality


PAY

Glassen Scholars will earn between $1,000 - $1,500 per month depending on organization and placement location.  Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from their internships and class.

CLASS LOCATION

Michigan United Conservation Clubs, 2101 Wood Street, Lansing

CREDITS

ALL students MUST enroll for 3 credits of ANR 491: Policymaking and Conservation in Michigan (Glassen Scholars Program) —no exceptions.

WHO WILL TEACH THE COURSE

Patricia Stewart, Program Director

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Upper level undergraduates and graduate students

 INTERESTED?

Send a resume to Patricia Stewart (stewartp@msu.edu) no later than November 28, 2016.  Ms. Stewart will hold a 30- to 45-minute, face-to-face interview with selected candidates in early January 2017.  Please note that this is a competitive process.

 QUESTIONS?

Contact Patricia Stewart at 517-282-5357 or e-mail stewartp@msu.edu 

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Watch the video about last year’s program!