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Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at Northern Arizona University

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The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars program at Northern Arizona University (DDCSP@NAU) is a multi-year program that serves to strengthen the conservation profession by training 18-20 students who can make significant contributions to conservation and increase participation by groups that are currently underrepresented the field. The program creates opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in mentored research experiences in conservation biology and other disciplines relevant to land, water, and wildlife conservation.

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The DDCSP@NAU program includes four essential elements: a five-week summer immersion program in the Grand Canyon region that provides exposure to authentic, compelling environmental issues and builds community among the students; paid annual research internship experiences with conservation scientists and managers who are enthusiastic about their work and about mentoring young people; winter conservation workshops on scientific, career, and leadership topics; and a strong support network that will help students transition from college to career.

Candidates must be first- or second-year undergraduate students with a passion for conservation. Doris Duke Conservation Scholars must be U.S. citizens or "dreamers" enrolled at four-year colleges or universities anywhere in the United States. The program is open to students from ANY major.

To apply for the DDCSP@NAU, must fill out an electronic application which can be obtained from Baruch’s Fellowships Advisor by sending an email to Completed documents (applications form, essays, 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts) must be mailed to

Deadline: Early February every other year

Academic Level: Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development, Research, Study Away / Domestic Exchange

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

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