Undergraduate opportunity

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at U of M

Led by Dr. Dorceta TaylorProgram Director and Principal Investigatorthe Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan (DDCSP UM) is a two-summer opportunity for undergraduates who are traditionally underrepresented in the conservation field and who are interested in careers in the sector.


If you are a…

  • An undergraduate student interested in conservation, nature, and the environment;
  • Interested in research opportunities and  internships in the environmental field;
  • Keen to explore natural habitats and outdoor spaces in Michigan and elsewhere;
  • 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 —

…you should consider applying!

Graduate opportunity

Environmental Fellows Program

The Environmental Fellows Program (EFP) at the University of Michigan (U of M) School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), in partnership with the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), is a 12-week summer fellowship opportunity that seeks to diversify the environmental field by cultivating the career aspirations of master’s and doctoral students from historically underrepresented groups through providing work opportunities in environmental nonprofits, grant makers, and government sectors. 

The Environmental Fellows Program is looking for future leaders and decision-makers in the rapidly changing fields of conservation, justice, equity, and philanthropy. We are looking for graduate students who:

  • want to broaden their environmental knowledge and perspectives;
  • want to build their leadership and communication skills; 
  • who want to gain valuable work experience;
  • are passionate about diversifying the environmental field; 
  • are committed to supporting and advocating for the principles of equity and inclusion;
  • are interested in learning about environmental grantmaking and its impacts on local, national, and international environmental work;
  • want to be a part of an emerging network.

If this sounds like you, we hope you will consider applying!