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 21, 2024.

Apply by January 21, 2024 for the Summer 2024 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 2024 Demmer Scholars Program through October 31. The Michigan State University informational meeting will be on November 8, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. in the Natural Resources Building, Room TBD. All applicants are encouraged to attend. Interviews will take place November 9 - 10.
Mississippi State University and University of Montana Applicants, please follow the deadlines outlined in the communication sent by your Demmer Scholars Program Coordinator.

Apply to the Demmer Scholars Program

Find out more about the Demmer Scholars Program.