Scholarships & Internships

Conservation Internship with Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited’s Governmental Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. seeks qualified individuals to fill internship vacancies this fall. These positions are responsible for assisting professional staff in promoting public policy initiatives affecting wetlands, waterfowl and agricultural conservation. Our interns gain valuable Capitol Hill and nonprofit experience through supporting efforts to educate Members of Congress, their staff, and the Administration on the positive effects of conservation legislation and policy proposals.

Interns are paid $1,300/month. Please send a cover letter and resume to Rachel Dawson or fax to (202) 347-1533. Please include your schedule availability in the cover letter.

Type:  Internship
Amount:  $1,300/month

American Agri-Women Provides Two Scholarships

American Agri-Women (AAW) provides two scholarships for farm, ranch or agribusiness women or their daughters, to pursue accredited courses in ag leadership, communications, rural sociology, medicine, or any other courses directly related to agriculture. Each scholarship is for $500, to be used for tuition.

American Agri-Women is the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women, with 50 state, commodity, agribusiness affiliate organizations and collegiate chapters throughout the country. AAW is a volunteer organization, working to provide true information about agriculture to the public since 1974.

Type:  Scholarship
Amount:  $500
Deadline:  6/1/2009
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WY Natural Resource Foundation Gary Beach Memorial Scholarship

The Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation will be awarding the annual Gary Beach memorial scholarship.  This $1200 scholarship for the 2009-2010 school year available to University students enrolled at the Junior level or higher.

Beach, a long time Department of Environmental Quality employee, served for several years as the Administrator of the water quality division. During his tenure with the Department, he was instrumental in working with local conservation districts to establish the local watershed planning approach to address Wyoming’s impaired waterbodies.

University of Wyoming students focusing on natural resource management are encouraged to apply. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the following criteria must be met:  The applicant must have completed at least 59 credit hours (be enrolled at the Junior level or higher) and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.  The applicant must be enrolled at the University of Wyoming in one of the following academic majors: environment and natural resources, water resources, rangeland ecology and watershed management, or a related field. 

Applications and scholarship criteria can be obtained by contacting the Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation at 307-632-5716 or 
Applications,  copy of transcripts from all colleges or universities attended and one letter of recommendation should be submitted no later July 31, 2009 to the Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation; Bobbie Frank, Executive Director; 517 E. 19th Street; Cheyenne, WY 82001.

Type:  Scholarship
Amount:  $1,200
Deadline:  7/31/2009
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MT Department of Ag Internships

The Montana Department of Agriculture is offering paid internships in several programs this summer for college students for the following programs and locations:

-- Four pest survey interns will assist the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey program with insect trapping and other surveys, working out of department offices in Helena, Great Falls and Missoula.

-- One intern for the department's pesticide program, based in either Missoula or Helena, to assist with program compliance and worker protection issues.

-- Two interns in the department's noxious weeds program in Helena. One will work with weed monitoring at fishing access sites and the other with the Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage program.

Applicants must be enrolled in college, possess a valid driver's license, have basic computer skills, and have a general knowledge of Montana agriculture. A science background is preferred for some positions. All positions require excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with private landowners and the public.

For more information, contact a Montana Job Service office; Montana State University Career Services at (406) 994-4353 or by email at; the Griz eRecruiting website at; or the Montana Department of Agriculture through its employment website,, by phone at (406) 444-3144, or by e-mail at:

Type:  Internship