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October 8, 2013 / Mark Largent

Paid Summer Internships in DC for STEPPS Students

ANNOUNCING the 6th ANNUAL
DEMMER SCHOLARS NATURAL RESOURCES SCIENCE POLICY INTERNSHIPS AND COURSE
IN WASHINGTON D. C.
SUMMER 2014
 
Please distribute widely!
 
COURSE OVERVIEW
This course will review and evaluate how each branch of the federal government, as well as nongovernment entities (including the media), affect the development and implementation of federal government policy in the natural resources.  The course will be taught through one two-hour lecture and discussion sessions each week, augmented by nine half-day weekend field trips designed to ground class participants in the policy-making arena.  Additionally, each class participant will complete a twelve-week, 40 per week paid internship with a government or nongovernment organization active in natural resources policy-making in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. 
 
LOCATION
Washington, D.C. metropolitan area
 
WHEN
Approximately May 19 – August 8, 2014
 
WHO WILL TEACH THE COURSE
Mark E. Rey, Demmer Scholar Executive in Residence; http://csis.msu.edu/people/mark-rey
 
Illustrative List of Cooperating Agencies / Organizations
  • The Wilderness Society
  • House Natural Resources Committee
  • National Association of Forest Owners
  • Trout Unlimited (for person with fisheries experience)
  • Trust for Public Land
  • Government Accounting Office
  • Environment & Energy Daily (for student interested in journalism)
  • America Rice
  • Society of American Foresters
  • Pac West Communication
  • Department of the Interior – Congressional Affairs
  • National Science Foundation – Office of Legislative Affairs
  • American Forests
  • American Recreation Coalition
  • U.S. Forest Service – Legislative Affairs
  • Office of Management and Budget
 
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Upper level undergraduates and graduate students.
 
INTERESTED?
Send Dr. Kelly Millenbah (millenba@msu.edu) a current resume ASAP but no later than by Monday, November 4th, 2013.  You will be required to hold a 30 minute face-to-face interview with Mr. Rey in mid- to late November / early December (an additional interview date may be added depending on applicant pool size).  This is a competitive process!!
 
PAY
Internships will earn between $1000 – $1500 per month depending on where you are placed for your internship.  Interns will be responsible for their own transportation to DC, lodging and other living expenses. 
 
CREDITS
ALL students MUST enroll for 3 credits of ANR 491 (Professional Internship in Ag and Natural Resources), no exceptions.
 
QUESTIONS?
Contact Dr. Kelly Millenbah at 517-353-4802 or e-mail millenba@msu.edu
 
PAST NEWS ABOUT DEMMER SCHOLARS
Can be found at:  
 
 
Kelly F. Millenbah, Ph. D.
Associate Dean and Director, Academic and Student Affairs
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 West Circle Drive, Room 121
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI  48824
 
Phone:  517.355.0234
Fax:  517.355.8364

 

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