Yale Conservation Scholars: Early Leadership Initiative

Yale Conservation Scholars: Early Leadership Initiative

Deadline to Apply: January 10, 2023 11:59pm EST

The Internship Program

Scholars complete a nine-week internship in a research laboratory, at a field site, in an environmental nonprofit or governmental agency. The nonprofits vary in size from local grassroots organizations to national and international institutions. Similarly, scholars have interned at local or regional government offices or with federal agencies.   Scholars work directly with and are mentored by professors, research scientists, and environmental professionals during and after the internship. Program participants also develop networks with each other, program alums, and environmental professionals.    In 2023, internships will be in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Internship sites may also be located at Yale professors’ field stations in Africa or the Western part of the U.S. Fellows working with professors will travel to and work at their field stations. At the end of summer, scholars make presentations about their summer experiences at the Annual Capstone Symposium.  

Past internships have focused on conservation research, environmental policy, conservation finance, environmental education, environmental justice, energy justice, water pollution, food insecurity, community action, and much more!  

We will be hosting two informational sessions this year. During the informational sessions, we will briefly present the program and application process, then open to questions. The presentations will be the same for both sessions. 

Monday, November 14th, from 12:00 pm EST to 1:00 pm EST. Registration is required.

Thursday, December 8th, from 6:00 pm EST to 7:00 pm EST. Registration is required.