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.

To protect the health and safety of our students, staff, sponsors and community partners during the novel coronavirus pandemic, we have canceled the summer 2020 internship programs for the Demmer Scholars Program and Hal and Jean Glassen Scholars Program. We have provided students and internship sponsors with additional information and anticipate hosting both programs again in 2021.

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 Stratton Lee, assistant director for undergraduate programs.

The 2020 Glassen Scholars Program has been canceled.

Applications are typically open until mid-October for the next year's Glassen Scholars Program.

Interviews are part of the application process. 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.

The 2021 Demmer Scholars Program is accepting applications.

Applications are open until Oct. 25, 2020, for the next year's Demmer Scholars Program. Interviews are part of the application process and applicants are encouraged to attended an informational session.

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