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November 6, 2013 / Mark Largent

Great Class & PAID Internship for STEPPS Students

The Hal and Jean Glassen Scholars Program will offer students exposure to policymaking in Michigan by gaining real-world experience through a senior-level class in natural resources policy that meets one night a week and all day Saturday (about two times per month) while working full-time as paid interns at state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations or businesses that focus on complex natural resource issues in Michigan. The internships and course curriculum will complement and advance the students’ learning through practical experience that will impact citizens and communities across the state on such issues as the role of hunting, fishing and trapping in the future of conservation, the value of these recreational activities and their contributions to natural resource management and the economy of Michigan.

The course will be taught through one, three-hour lecture and discussion sessions each week, augmented by weekend field trips designed to give class participants on-the-ground visits and experience with natural resources and conservation-related programs.  The internship will be a 12-week, 40 hour per week, paid position. 

WHEN

Approximately May 27 – August 16, 2014

INTERNSHIP LOCATION

Greater Lansing area, potentially including Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor

POTENTIAL INTERNSHIP PARTNERS

Michigan-based offices of:

  • National Rifle Association
  • Safari Club International
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Trout Unlimited
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Pheasants Forever
  • The Ruffed Grouse Society
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Center for Michigan
  • Michigan Council of Foundations
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Michigan Association of Conservation Districts
  • Michigan Farm Bureau
  • Michigan United Conservation Clubs
  • Heart of the Lakes
  • Great Lakes Fishery Commission
  • Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Outdoor gear and clothing manufacturers
  • Business community

PAY

Glassen Scholars will earn between $1,000 – $1,500 per month depending on organization and placement location.  Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from their internships and class.

CLASS LOCATION

Michigan United Conservation Clubs, 2101 Wood Street, Lansing

CREDITS

ALL students MUST enroll for 3 credits of ANR 491 (Professional Internship in Ag and Natural Resources)–no exceptions.

WHO WILL TEACH THE COURSE

Patricia Stewart, Program Director and Academic Specialist

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Upper level undergraduates and graduate students

INTERESTED?

Send a resume to Patricia Stewart (stewartp@msu.edu) no later than November 30, 2013.  Ms. Stewart will hold a 30- to 45-minute, face-to-face interview with selected candidates in early to mid-December (an additional interview date may be added depending on applicant pool size).  Please note that this is a competitive process.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Patricia Stewart at 517-282-5357 or e-mail stewartp@msu.edu 

 

 

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