The Yale F&ES Summer Internship and Research Project Fund

Funding is provided to Yale F&ES students to support their required (F&ES006) summer internship/research project. These funds are administered through a Yale F&ES Committee to provide financial support to one of the following; independent research approved by a faculty adviser, or an internship with organizational hosts that provide little or no funding.
Eligibility: Yale F&ES master’s degree students that need to complete their F&ES 006 requirement
Preferred locations: Internship/independent research in the U.S. and outside the U.S.
Average award: $400 - $5,000
Deadline: March 23, 2015
Managed by: Ladd Flock and Alyssa Student

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 23rd deadline?

If your summer plans will not be in place by April 1, 2015, 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 Direct Deposit Form if I already am set-up for direct deposit through the University?

Yes, you will still need to complete the ACH/EFH Direct Deposit 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: TBD
Managed by: Alyssa Student

Carpenter/Sperry Fund

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

Edna Bailey Sussman Fellowship Program

Eligibility: F&ES masters students for summer 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: TBD
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Managed by: Ladd Flock and Alyssa Student
To Apply: TBD

MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale

Click HERE for details and to apply.
Various grants available
Eligibility: Yale graduate students
Preferred locations: Various locations around the world
Deadline: TBD

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: April 2015 (exact date TBD)
Managed by: Deepa Patel, Senior Associate Director, CDO, Yale School of Management

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: TBD
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 2015
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: TBD
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: TBD
Managed by: Alexander Muro, Financial Aid, Yale F&ES
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