The Yale F&ES Summer Internship and Research Funds

The Yale F&ES Summer Internship and Research Funds are supplemental grants provided to support masters students doing their required summer internship/research project (FES006). These funds are administered through the Yale F&ES CDO to provide financial support for:
  • Independent research approved by a faculty adviser
  • Internship with organizational hosts who provide little or no funding
Eligibility: Yale F&ES master’s degree students returning to F&ES
Preferred locations: Internships/ independent research in the U.S. and outside the U.S.
Average award: ~$3,000
Deadlines: Round 1, March 7; Round 2, March 31
Managed by: Ladd Flock and Alyssa Student

All applications must be submitted to Alyssa Student in Kroon 103.

ALL applicants will need to include one of the following with their application:
  • Letter of Reference: Statement of support from Yale F&ES faculty member about the worthiness of internship or research project
  • Letter of Affiliation: The offer letter or e-mail from the host organization for an internship
TO APPLY: Download the appropriate packet below for complete instructions and all necessary forms.
Important Information for the Yale Vendor Set Up Form
  • YOU are the "Vendor"
  • Please complete:
    • Vendor Legal Name (i.e. YOUR Legal Name)
    • Social Security Number
    • Country of Permanent Residence
    • Mailing Address where you want your check sent
  • Requester Information
    • Name: Mariann Adams
    • Title: Admin. Asst.
    • Department: FES
    • Phone: 2-5126
    • Fax: 436-4094
    • Email:
Important Information for the Yale ACH/EFT Direct Deposit Form
  • Complete Sections 1 and 2 of this form. You do not have to complete Section 3.
  • If you are already receiving direct deposit through the University, you will still need to complete this form as this is a separate process
  • You must have a US Bank to receive direct deposit
  • Transaction type on the form will be ‘ADD’
  • Remember to attach a blank, voided check to the bottom of the form. Be sure the word ‘VOID’ does not cover your name, address, or account information (see sample on right)
  • This form must be included with your application packet

Yale F&ES Summer Internship / Research Project Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t have a summer internship/research project in place by the March 31st deadline?

If your summer plans will not be in place by March 31, 2014, let Alyssa Student know as soon as possible, so that she can alert the Committee. Knowing this information ahead of time will help the Committee in the planning of distributing funds.

Do I have to complete the ACH/EFH Form if I already am set-up for direct deposit through the University?

Yes, you will still need to complete the ACH/EFH form. This is a separate direct deposit process. Please include a signed and dated hard-copy form with a voided check with the application packet.

Can my faculty advisor/host organization email my recommendation/acceptance letter to you directly?

No. The acceptance letter must be included with the application packet.

What does bundling of funds mean?

Many students combine funding from additional funds, e.g., TRI, Hixon Center, etc., so that they are able to reserve enough money for their summer internship/research project. The review committee recommends you apply to multiple fund sources as we cannot guarantee you will get the total amount of funds requested from the Yale F&ES Summer Internship/Research Project Fund.

Cameron Speth Fellowships

Eligibility: Students from developing nations and Japan
Preferred Focus: Environmental policy and program development in developing countries
Preferred locations: Internships at National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the World Resources Institute (WRI)
Average award: $ 5,000
Number of awards: 1 at each organization
Deadline: TBA 2014
Managed by: Kathy Douglas

Carpenter/Sperry Fund

Eligibility: F&ES students
Preferred Focus: Summer internship or academic research project
Preferred locations: Any
Average award: $2,500 (matching money) or $1000 (research seed money)
Number of awards: ~ 40
Deadline: Rolling
Managed by: Prof. Gabe Benoit

Edna Bailey Sussman Fellowship Program

Eligibility: F&ES students for internships
Preferred Focus: Preservation of natural resources, control of pollution, or like subject matter
Preferred locations: U.S based charitable organizations, business corporations, and governmental agencies at the federal, state, and local levels
Average award: $6,000
Number of awards: 3
Deadline: As soon as possible, but no later than March 31st
Managed by: Ladd Flock and Alyssa Student
To Apply: Download the application and complete all necessary fields
All applications must be submitted to Alyssa Student, Kroon 103

MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale

Click HERE for details and to apply.

Eligibility: Yale graduate students
Preferred locations: Various locations around the world
Various grants available
Deadline: November 2013 – March 2014

The Rosemary Ripley Family Fund

Eligibility: Any Yale graduate and/or professional student having at least one year of course work yet to complete.  Open to all students, with preference given to students from emerging nations who wish to eventually return to their home countries for work.
Preferred Focus: Must incorporate business and conservation / environment elements. These internships must also have a clear international component, i.e. conducting study in another country, with a preferable focus on emerging markets. 
Preferred locations: Abroad
Average award: $5,000
Number of awards: 2
Deadline: 5:00 pm on April 11, 2014
Managed by: Deepa Patel, Associate Director, CDO, Yale School of Management

Closed Deadlines

Berkley Conservation Scholars

Eligibility: F&ES students
Preferred Focus: Engaging new communities in conservation; expanding the conservation toolkit; and ensuring the permanence of conservation gains
Preferred locations: US land conservation organizations
Average award: $ 6,000
Number of awards: 6 or 7
Deadline: Closed
Managed by: Prof. Brad Gentry

Hixon Center for Urban Ecology Student Research Fellows

Click HERE for application details.

Eligibility: F&ES students
Preferred Focus: Natural and social science research, education, & outreach projects on urban ecosystem restoration, urban forestry, and project related to pollution of air, water and soil in urban
Preferred locations: Domestic preferred
Average award: $5,000 - $7,000
Number of awards: 5 to 7
Deadline: Interviewing through March 7
Managed by: Colleen Murphy-Dunning

Yale F&ES Tropical Resources Institute Endowment Fellowship

Eligibility: All masters and doctoral students currently enrolled at F&ES
Preferred Focus: Both natural and social science research that is interdisciplinary on the management and conservation of tropical resources.
Preferred locations: Tropical regions
Average award: $1,500 to $4,000
Number of awards: 20-30
Deadline: Closed for 2014
Managed by: TRI

The Wyss Conservation Scholarship Program

Eligibility: F&ES plus Yale “at-large” graduate students
Preferred Focus: Land conservation
Preferred locations: Intermountain West; Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and eastern Oregon
Average award: Partial tuition, summer internship ($5,000) and post graduate award
Number of awards: 2 plus 1 “at-large”
Deadline: Closed for 2014
Managed by: Alexander Muro
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