Nontraditional Partners and Communities External Affairs

CONSERVATION-RELATED AND OTHER
SCHOLARSHIP AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
(Most with application deadlines within the next 75 days)

RAY Conservation Diversity Fellowship Program
Awarded By:     Underrepresented student in the marine conservation field
Awarded To:     Underrepresented graduate college students less than 2 years out of college who have bachelor’s degree by July, 2020 and have not had a full-time job in conservation
Deadline:         Opens January 2020 – Closes March 15, 2020
More Info:        https://rayconservationfellows.org/home

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program
Awarded By:     MOTE Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
Awarded To:     Undergraduate national and international students with minimum 3.0 GPA, preferably women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities, interested in paid 10-week research training experience in estuarine science
Deadline:         Apply now, check site
More Info:        https://mote.org/research/internships/research-experiences-for-undergraduates-reu-program

Educational Partnership Program / Minority Serving Institutions Undergraduate Scholarships
Awarded By:     National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Awarded To:     Rising junior undergraduate students attending Minority Serving Institutions and majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA's mission
Deadline:         January 31, 2020
More Info:        https://www.noaa.gov/office-education/epp-msi/undergraduate-scholarship

The Geological Society of America (GSA) Graduate Student Research Grants
Awarded By:     The Geological Society of America
Awarded To:     Graduate students women, minorities and persons with disabilities conducting geoscience research
Deadline:         February 3, 2020
More Info: https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Education_Careers/Grants_Scholarships/Research_Grants/GSA/grants/gradgrants.aspx

The HACU National Internship Program
Awarded By:     Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Awarded To:     Hispanic college students of all majors, particularly those in STEM Fields
Deadline:         February 14, 2020 for Summer 2020
More Info:        https://www.hacu.net/hacu/Internship_Opportunities.asp

 

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Awarded By:     Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Awarded To:     High school seniors, undergraduate students, community college students transferring to 4-Year universities and graduate students of Hispanic heritage
Deadline:         February 15, 2020
More Info:        www.hsf.net

New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education Scholarship
Awarded By:     New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Awarded To:     College students of Hispanic heritage residents of New Mexico enrolling/enrolled in
2 or 4 Year institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Island or Guam
Deadline:         Check site
More Info:        http://nmalliance.org/home/scholarships/

Conservation Internship for Broadening Access (CIBA)
Awarded By:     The Smithsonian Institution
Awarded To:     Undergraduate students or recent graduates, particularly from Minority Serving
                        Institutions, from varied backgrounds, interested in careers in museum conservation
Deadline:         March 15, 2020
More Info:        https://www.smithsonianofi.com/conservation-internship-for-broadening-access/

Internships with the National Museum of African American History & Culture
Awarded By:     Smithsonian and NMAAHC
Awarded To:     College and graduate students and recent graduates interested in the museum field and in acquiring program development experience
Deadline:         March 15, 2020 for the summer
More Info:        https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/internships-fellowships?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Walton – UNCF Education Fellowship Program
Awarded By:     Walton Family Foundation & UNCF
Awarded To:     Undergraduate Juniors from HBCUs interested in interning with innovative K-12 education reform enterprises in Boston, New York, Washington, DC, Atlanta, New Orleans, Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis and Nashville
Deadline:         January 13, 2020
More Info:        https://www.uncf.org/walton

UNCF STEM Scholars Program
Awarded By:     Fund II Foundation and UNCF
Awarded To:     African American college students pursuing a STEM degree
Deadline:         March 19, 2020,
More Info:        https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/1db5d542-4b11-42b1-adee-c142fc0dea43

Environmental Leadership Program Chesapeake Regional Fellowship
Awarded By:     Environmental Leadership Program
Awarded To:     Professionals with 3 years of work experience or students enrolled in graduate studies related to environmental or social change who work or reside in MD, VA or DC
Deadline:         March 16, 2020
More Info:        https://elpnet.org/chesapeake-regional-fellowship

Environmental Leadership Program Eastern Regional Fellowship
Awarded By:     Environmental Leadership Program
Awarded To:     Professional with 3 Years Work Experience or Student Enrolled in Graduate Studies
                        Related to Environmental or Social Change who Works or Resides in MD, VA or DC
Deadline:         February 10, 2020
More Info:        https://elpnet.org/eastern-regional-fellowship

Environmental Leadership Program New England Regional Fellowship
Awarded By:     Environmental Leadership Program
Awarded To:     Professional with 3 years of experience or student enrolled in graduate studies interested in environmental or social change, leadership and skills training, & who works or resides in ME, MA, VT, NH, or CT
Deadline:         March 2, 2020
More Info:        https://elpnet.org/new-england-regional-fellowship

Environmental Leadership Program Pacific Northwest Regional Fellowship
Awarded By:     Environmental Leadership Program
Awarded To:     Professional with 3 years of experience or student enrolled in graduate studies interested in environmental or social change, leadership and skills training, & who works or resides in OR, WA, AK or ID
Deadline:         TBD, check Site
More Info:        https://elpnet.org/pacific-northwest-regional-fellowship

Conservancy of Southwest Florida Environmental Policy Intern Program
Awarded By:     Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Awarded To:     Aspiring environmentalists interested in environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation; U.S. citizenship not required
Deadline:         Applications accepted year round; new application review will begin April, 1, 2020
More Info:        https://www.conservancy.org/about/work-here/internships

Howard L. McKee Ecology Residency
Awarded By:     The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
Awarded To:     Scientist, researcher & others whose work focuses on environmental, conservation or ecological concerns
Deadline:         March 31, 2020
More Info:        https://www.sitkacenter.org/residencies/howard-l-mckee-ecology-residency

The Olson Family Fellowship and the Bailey Education Fellowship
Awarded By:     Rock Mountain Conservancy
Awarded To:     College students or recent college graduates in environmental education, interpretation or natural resources
Deadline:         Check site, open until filled
More Info:        https://rmconservancy.org/work-with-us/rocky-mountain-conservancy-education-fellowships/

Ted Smith Conservation Internship Program
Awarded By:     Alaska Conservation Foundation
Awarded To:     Students planning a career in conservation and committed to preserving and protecting the environment and cultures of Alaska
Deadline:         2020 positions to be posted in January, check site
More Info:        https://alaskaconservation.org/grant-opportunities/internships/

College Internship Program
Awarded By:     Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
Awarded To:     College students and recent college graduates interested in gaining experience in ocean science research, conservation, education, & support services
Deadline:         Mar 1, 2020 for summer positions
More Info:        https://mote.org/research/internships/college-internship-program-overview

National Sea Grant College Internships
Awarded By:     a network of 33 Sea Grant colleges and universities
Awarded To:     Undergraduate and graduate students interested in marine and coastal careers
Deadline:         Varied, Check Site
More Info:        https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Students/Internships

National Sea Grant College Scholarships
Awarded By:     A network of 33 Sea Grant colleges and universities
Awarded To:     Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in STEM
Deadline:         Varied, Check Site
More Info:        https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Students/Scholarships

Olin Fellowships
Awarded By:     Atlantic Salmon Federation
Awarded To:     Individuals looking for solutions to current problems in Atlantic salmon biology, management & conservation (need not be enrolled in a degree program)
Deadline:         March 15, 2020
More Info:        https://www.asf.ca/assets/files/olin-fellowship-application.pdf

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Summer Intern Program
Awarded By:     Florida Atlantic University
Awarded To:     Undergraduate and graduate students interested in marine science or technology
Deadline:         March 1, 2020
More Info:        http://www.fau.edu/hboi/education/internship.php

Bodie McDowell Scholarships
Awarded By:     The Outdoor Writers Association of America
Awarded To:     Undergraduate and graduate students studying outdoor communications
Deadline:         March 1, 2020
More Info:        https://owaa.org/programs/scholarships-fellowships/bodie-mcdowell-scholarship/

Smithsonian Science Education Center Internship Program
Awarded By:     The Smithsonian Science Education Center
Awarded To:     High school, undergraduate and graduate students interested in science writing, science education, and education technology
Deadline:         March 15, 2020
More Info:        https://ssec.si.edu/smithsonian-science-education-center-internship-program

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Science Writing and Communications Internship
Awarded By:     The Smithsonian Institution
Awarded To:     College students who love learning about science and sharing it with nonscientists & interested in gaining experience in all facets of communications
Deadline:         February 15, 2020
More Info:        https://serc.si.edu/node/39178/

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Summer-Fall Bicoastal Science Writing Internship
Awarded By:     The Smithsonian Institution
Awarded To:     College students who love learning about science and sharing it with nonscientists & interested in gaining experience in all facets of communications
Deadline:         February 15, 2020
More Info:        https://serc.si.edu/node/39178/

Douglas M. Lapp Endowment Internship in Education/Smithsonian Science Education Center Internship Program
Awarded By:     Smithsonian Science Education Center
Awarded To:     Graduate students interested in pursuing a career in communications, marketing or public relations fields
Deadline:         February 15, 2020
More Info:        https://ssec.si.edu/douglas-m-lapp-endowment-internship-education

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Internship Program in Environmental Studies
Awarded By:     The Smithsonian Institution
Awarded To:     Undergraduate and beginning graduate students interested in the fields of environmental research and public engagement
Deadline:         Feb. 15, 2020 for summer projects
More Info:        https://serc.si.edu/pro_training/internships/projectmenu.aspx

Rolex Awards for Enterprise
Awarded By:     Rolex
Awarded To:     Anyone over 18 whose project in the areas of the environment, applied science / technology, & exploration is helping expand knowledge and improve quality of life
Deadline:         April 15, 2020
More Info:        http://www.rolexawards.com/about/apply

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)
Awarded By:     NOAA & Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New Hampshire
Awarded To:     Junior college students seeking research experiences in science, engineering or math
Deadline:         March 1, Check site
More Info:        http://ccom.unh.edu/surf

NHA Past President’s Legacy Scholarship
Awarded By:     The National Hydropower Association
Awarded To:     Current sophomores or juniors who will be juniors or seniors in the fall with minimum 3.0 GPA pursuing program related to hydropower industry, including biology, fisheries, communications or environmental studies
Deadline:         February 15, 2020
More Info:        https://www.hydro.org/awards/past-presidents-legacy-scholarship/

Atkinson Center Summer Internship
Awarded By:     Cornell University and the Environmental Defense Fund
Awarded To:     Undergraduate and graduate students of Cornell seeking experience in eEnvironmental advocacy
Deadline:         February 10, 2020
More Info:        http://www.atkinson.cornell.edu/grants/interns.php

Melville H. Cohee Student Leader Conservation Scholarship
Awarded By:     Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS)
Awarded To:     Junior or Senior college student or graduate student who is a SWCS member & interested in conservation & other resource related fields
Deadline:         Check site
More Info:        https://www.swcs.org

Kenneth E. Grant Research Scholarship
Awarded By:     Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS)
Awarded To:     Graduate student members of SWCS for research fostering the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resource management
Deadline:         Check site
More Info:        https://www.swcs.org

The Lorry I. Lokey / Stanford University Fellowship
Awarded By:     Stanford University and the Environmental Defense Fund
Awarded To:     Current or recent graduate students of Stanford seeking experience in oceans, ecosystems, climate or environmental health
Deadline:         TBA January, check site
More Info:        https://www.edf.org/jobs/internships-fellowships/lorry-i-lokey-stanford-university-fellowship

SAE International Scholarships Program
Awarded By:     SAE International Foundation
Awarded To:     High school seniors, undergraduate and graduate engineering students
Deadline:         March 15, 2020
More Info:        https://www.sae.org/participate/scholarships

Paypal Internships 2020
Awarded By:     Paypal and UNCF
Awarded To:     African American undergraduate student at the University of California Berkeley in the fall of 2019
Deadline:         March 2, 2020
More Info:        https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/472a80a7-ef5d-4873-999a-39a61c39e7bb

Carver Scholarships
Awarded By:     Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust
Awarded To:     Iowa high School graduates enrolled full-time as sophomores at 2 and 4-Year Iowa colleges facing significant social and economic obstacles
Deadline:         April 1, 2020
More Info:        https://www.carvertrust.org/scholarships/prospective-applicants/

Idaho State University Scholarship
Awarded By:     Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans & Albertsons Companies
Awarded To:     Idaho residents and current college freshmen at Idaho State University with demonstrated financial need & minimum 2.0 GPA
Deadline:         March 15, 2020
More Info:        https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/targeted-scholarships/

Boise State University Scholarship
Awarded By:     Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans & Albertsons Companies
Awarded To:     Idaho residents and current college freshmen at Boise State University with demonstrated financial nmed & Minimum 2.0 GPA
Deadline:         March 15, 2020
More Info:        https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/targeted-scholarships/

OPPORTUNITIES PRIMARILY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Norm Strung Youth Writing Award
Awarded By:     The Outdoor Writers Association of America
Awarded To:     Outdoor poetry and prose awards for students in grades 6-8 and 9-12
Deadline:         March 1, 2020
More Info:        https://owaa.org/programs/contests/norm-strung-youth-writing-awards/

Smithsonian Science Education Center Internship Program
Awarded By:     The Smithsonian Science Education Center
Awarded To:     High school, undergraduate and graduate students interested in science writing, science education, and education technology
Deadline:         March 15, 2020
More Info:        https://ssec.si.edu/smithsonian-science-education-center-internship-program

Brown Scholars
Awarded By:     American Museum of Natural History & Helen Gurley Brown Revocable Trust
Awarded To:     High school girls interested in programming who have limited access to coding classes /resources
Deadline:         March 23, 2020
More Info:        https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/teens/brown-scholars

Career Pathways Program
Awarded By:     Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Awarded To:     High school students with an interest in a natural resources career
Deadline:         TBD, check site
More Info:        https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79135_81276_91106---,00.html

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Awarded By:     Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Awarded To:     High school seniors, undergraduate students, community college students transferring to 4-Year universities and graduate students of Hispanic heritage
Deadline:         February 15, 2020
More Info:        www.hsf.net

New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education Scholarship
Awarded By:     New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Awarded To:     College students of Hispanic heritage residents of New Mexico enrolling/enrolled in
2 or 4 Year institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Island or Guam
Deadline:         Check site
More Info:        http://nmalliance.org/home/scholarships/

Cooke Young Scholars Program
Awarded By:     The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Awarded To:     7th Grade Students
Deadline:         Opens January 13, 2020
More Info:        https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/young-scholars-program/how-to-apply/
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Scholarships
Awarded By:     U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education
Awarded To:     Graduating high school seniors from migrant and seasonal farm working backgrounds interested in attending college at any of 20+ funded colleges/universities
Deadline:         Varied, contact each participating college/university
More Info:        http://www.migrantstudents.org/scholarships/campscholarship.html

Southwest Conservation Corps High School Conservation Crews
Awarded By:     Southwest Conservation Corps
Awarded To:     High school students ages 14 – 18 interested in gaining work experience in the conservation field while learning other valuable skills
Deadline:         Varied, check site
More Info:        https://sccorps.org/high-school-conservation-crews

High School Leadership Corps
Awarded By:     The Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Awarded To:     High school students (ages 14 – 17) who are Colorado residents interested in immersive 12-day experience focused on environmental stewardship, leadership and outdoor skills
Deadline:         TBA, check site
More Info:        https://rmconservancy.org/work-with-us/high-school-leadership-corps/

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
Awarded By:     National Italian American Foundation
Awarded To:     Italian American high school senior or college student with minimum GPA of 3.5, member of NIAF or children of members
Deadline:         March 1, 2020
More Info:        http://www.niaf.org/programs/scholarships-overview/

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) Scholarship
Awarded By:     Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund
Awarded To:     Children of federal civilian employees injured or killed in line of duty during terrorist attacks as well as merit-based scholarships for any federal civilian employee
Deadline:         March 25, 2020
More Info:        https://feea.org/our-programs/scholarships/

Marine Corps Scholarships
Awarded By:     Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Awarded To:     High school senior, child of active duty or reserve U.S. Marine, with minimum GPA of 2.0 & planning to attend college or career training school
Deadline:         March 3, 2020
More Info:        https://www.mcsf.org/

Benjamin Lawless Internship for Stories
Awarded By:     The Smithsonian Institution
Awarded To:     High school senior interested in audience engagement, exhibition design, and research stories
Deadline:         February 14, 2020
More Info:        https://www.smithsonianofi.com/benjamin-lawless-internship/

SAE International Scholarships Program
Awarded By:     SAE International Foundation
Awarded To:     High school seniors, undergraduate and graduate engineering students
Deadline:         March 15, 2020
More Info:        https://www.sae.org/participate/scholarships

The Mitchell Scholarship
Awarded By:     The Mitchell Institute
Awarded To:     Graduating high school students from Maine’s public schools pursuing higher education
Deadline:         April 1, 2020
More Info:        https://mitchellinstitute.org/scholarship/

Denny Sanford Scholarship
Awarded By:     Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans
Awarded To:     Enrolled high school students with minimum 2.0 GPA, demonstrated financial need & planning to attend select universities
Deadline:         March 15, 2020
More Info:        https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/targeted-scholarships/

Boise State University Scholarship
Awarded By:     Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans
Awarded To:     Enrolled high school students residents of Idaho with demonstrated financial need
Deadline:         March 15, 2020
More Info:        https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/targeted-scholarships/

William J. Dore Scholarship
Awarded By:     Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans & The Dore Energy Corporation
Awarded To:     High school senior resident of Louisiana with demonstrated financial need, minimum 2.0 GPA & planning to attend McNeese State University pursuing degree in STEM field
Deadline:         March 15, 2020
More Info:        https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/targeted-scholarships/

 

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