PURPOSE: The Rosemary Ripley Family Fund Internship promotes both business and conservation goals by enabling one or more Yale graduate and professional students to engage in a summer internship after their first year of study at Yale. Applications will be submitted in proposal form and may range widely in terms of purpose, place, and process by which the effort will move forward. Besides the general requirement to 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.
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.
AMOUNT OF AWARD: Up to two grants of $5,000 each to support a summer internship. These funds can be used for travel, living, research, or other purposes associated with the proposed project. Under the terms of the award, the recipient will initially receive $4,000. Once the post-project requirements are met (see below), the student will receive the balance of the grant ($1,000).
HOW TO APPLY: The deadline to apply for these funds falls in March, though the application can be completed as soon as a summer experience is accepted.