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Yale Conservation Scholars - Early Leadership Initiative

Goes By: YCS-ELI

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

About this Fellowship

Summer internship opportunity for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds interested in the environment, nature and conservation.

Scholars complete a?nine-week internship?in a research laboratory, at a field site, in an environmental nonprofit or governmental agency. Participants receive mentorship, develop professional networks and culminate their experience with a presentation at the Annual Capstone Symposium. Scholars are eligible to apply for a second year with a different organization in the field. Internships are primarily located on the East Coast and in the Great Lakes region.

Applicants must be current undergraduates (graduating seniors are eligible to apply) and have a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Deadlines are typically in mid-January. Visit the program website for exact dates.

Award Value

$7,000 stipend, $300 discretionary funds, up to $1,500 housing/food/travel supplement and professional development.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: April 17, 2024

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