Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Seeking Applicants

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Florida is recruiting students to join their program in the spring of 2018. 

This program is an exciting opportunity for undergraduates with a demonstrated interest in environmental issues and cultural diversity to receive training, support, mentorship, and to earn up to $10,000 in salary and stipends during the next two years for paid research experiences and internships. 
Scholars will participate in an intensive conservation skills and leadership program; work with agency, faculty and graduate student mentors on paid group research projects and internships; attend national meetings; and engage in mentoring and social networks.

The goal of this multi-year conservation training program is to broaden participation in conservation by students from diverse backgrounds by training, educating, mentoring, and supporting students who not only have a budding academic interest in conservation, but are also committed to increasing the diversity of students and professionals in the conservation field. Students will complete mentored research projects and internships over the next two summers and receive regular structured mentoring and online learning during the academic year.

Students will earn approximately $5,000 for each of the next two summers. This is a great opportunity for students to gain valuable skills and experience necessary for a successful career in conservation while also receiving financial support.

Applications are available now and are due on November 30, 2017. Freshman and sophomores are encouraged to apply. To apply, follow this link.

For questions, please email Dr. Rena Borkhataria at


Posted: November 27, 2017


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