CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
GLASSEN SCHOLARS PAID INTERNSHIP SUMMER PROGRAM
May 21 - August 10, 2018
Michigan State University’s Hal and Jean Glassen Scholars Program offers students exposure to real-world experience through 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, 40-hour-per-week position.
In addition, a senior-level class in natural resources policy 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; business and the economic impacts of these issues in Michigan. The course is taught through lecture and discussion sessions, augmented by weekend field trips that include on-the-ground visits, experience with natural resources and conservation-related programs and professional connections.
Greater Lansing area, potentially including Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor
POTENTIAL INTERNSHIP SPONSORS
- Boone & Crockett MSU Extension
- Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
- Critter Control of Greater Lansing
- Ducks Unlimited
- Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus
- Michigan Commodity Groups
- Michigan Council of Foundations
- Michigan Farm Bureau
- Michigan League of Conservation Voters
- Michigan Sea Grant
- Michigan United Conservation Clubs
- Michigan Department of Natural Resources
- Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
- Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
- National Wildlife Federation
- National Wild Turkey Federation
- Pheasants Forever
- Potter Park Zoo
- The Ruffed Grouse Society
- The Nature Conservancy
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- U.S. Forest Service
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 DAYS, TIMES & LOCATION
Class meets on Wednesdays, 7-10 pm, at the Hal and Jean Glassen Shooting Education Center located at the Rose Lake Shooting Range, 14500 Peacock Road, Bath 48808 (between Stoll and Clark Roads).
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 (email@example.com) no later than December 2, 2017. Ms. Stewart will hold a 30- to 45-minute, face-to-face interview with selected candidates in early January (an additional interview date may be added depending on applicant pool size). Please note that this is a competitive process.
More information may be found at www.canr.msu.edu (click on Academics, then Undergraduate, then Glassen Scholars