Greater Lansing area, potentially including Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor
POTENTIAL INTERNSHIP SPONSORS
Michigan-based offices of:
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.
Michigan United Conservation Clubs, 2101 Wood Street, Lansing
ALL students MUST enroll for 3 credits of ANR 491 (Professional Internship in Ag and Natural Resources)--no exceptions.
WHO WILL TEACH THE COURSE
Patricia Stewart, Program Director
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Upper level undergraduates and graduate students
Send a resume to Patricia Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than November 15, 2017. Ms. Stewart will hold a 30- to 45-minute, face-to-face interview with selected candidates in early to mid-December (an additional interview date may be added depending on applicant pool size). Please note that this is a competitive process.
Boone & Crockett Club at MSU Extension
Department of Natural Resources Legislative and Legal Affairs
Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division
Michigan Association of Conservation Districts
Michigan Sea Grant
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Michigan United Conservation Clubs
U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services
View video of the Glassen Scholars' field trips and workplaces
Front Row: Emily Caretti, Hollie Whitmire, Krista Hubbard, Brooke Ritter,
Gage Bowman, Dave Barkley, Kyle Johnson
Back Row: Glassen Board Members Tom Baird, Al Stewart, and Tom Huggler; Mike Vande Guchte, Joe Presgrove,
Jake Nave, Jordan Altobelli
The Glassen Scholars worked full-time on their internships. They also took five field trips during the program that combined observation of agricultural, natural resources and recreational management strategies.
On June 7, they visited a site near Manchester where feral swine have a damaging effect on agricultural production. They continued to Detroit Metro Airport to observe areas where birds can create a dangerous environment for air traffic. This trip was hosted by Pete Butchko and staff of USDA-APHIS.
On June 21, the group traveled to Belle Isle State Park and the Detroit Riverfrontt. Karen Slaughter-DuPerry gave the group an orientation to the Riverfront Conservancy and Vicki Anthes described plans for the Milliken State Park and Outdoor Adventure Center. DNR host Dan Lord conducted a tour of Belle Isle’s Conservatory and Aquarium and Scott Fountain.
Glassen Scholars at Belle Isle State Park