Glassen and Demmer Scholars

The Glassen and Demmer scholars programs offer upper-level undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to learn about and participate in policy making related to natural resources and conservation in Michigan or Washington, D.C.

These programs are open to Michigan State University students with any major. The programs are coordinated by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Hal and Jean Glassen Scholars Program

The Hal and Jean Glassen Scholars Program offers students exposure to policy making in Michigan. Students in the Glassen program also have real-world experience while working as full-time paid interns at state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations or businesses that focus on complex natural resource issues in Michigan.

The program is led by Jim Schneider, Glassen Program Director

Applications are currently OPEN. The deadline to submit an application is Sunday January 15, 2023.

Apply by January 15, 2023 for the Summer 2023 Glassen Program!

Find out more about the Glassen Scholars Program.

William A. Demmer Scholars Program

Students in the William A. Demmer Scholars Program are paid interns at federal agencies or non-governmental organizations in Washington, D.C., that focus on natural resources. Students also take a senior-level class in natural resources policy that meets one night a week and all day Saturday.

The program is led by Mark Rey, executive in residence in the MSU Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Applications are OPEN for the summer 2023 Demmer Scholars Program. The informational meeting will be on Oct. 27 at 5:00 p.m. in the Natural Resources Building, Room 223 all applicants are encouraged to attend. Interviews will take place during the first two weeks of November.

Apply by October 29 for the Summer 2023 Demmer Program

Find out more about the Demmer Scholars Program.