Apply for The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan!

Hello Honorites!

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan (DDCSP at U of M) hosted by the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) is a two-year conservation-themed national summer program for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.

This program aims to help students:

  • Develop research skills through a research mentorship program in partnership with faculty and graduate students at the University of Michigan (first year scholars).
  • Experience nature through fun outdoor education including visits to local farms, forests, lakes, national parks, and research sites.
  • Intern with local conservation/ environmental organizations from across sectors in Michigan and develop a professional network (second year scholars).

Why DDCSP at University of Michigan?


Create mentoring relationships with University of Michigan faculty and researchers.

Network with the environmental community of Ann Arbor, Detroit, and the rest of Southeast Michigan.

Explore connections between conservation, social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Connect with other students passionate about conservation and the environment.

$4,250-$5,200 stipend, plus room and board, and round-trip travel to and from Ann Arbor.

Travel to field sites around Michigan.

Eight-week conservation-focused research and internship opportunity (for two consecutive years).

Community service activities in Ann Arbor, Detroit, and/or Flint.