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INTERNSHIPS IN CONSERVATION

INTERNSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants must:      

1.            Be willing to participate in Internship Program. 

2.            Be currently enrolled in a South Dakota educational institution.

3.            Have completed at least one full year of study (two semesters) in an accredited university, college (including tribal colleges), or technical school in South Dakota.  For example, if the student graduates from high school in May of 2018 and enrolls in college in the fall of 2018 as full-time student for the 2018-19 year, the student could apply in the spring of 2020.  For students enrolled in a 2-year technical school, the internship may be awarded post-graduation, based upon the time of application review and monetary disbursement.

4.            Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale).

5.            Be an undergraduate enrolled in an agricultural or natural science conservation related major/curriculum.

6.            Show reasonable need for financial assistance.

7.            Be involved in natural resource conservation activities (including leadership activities).

8.          Not have received a prior SDSWCS scholarship or internship.

   Past applicants have majored in agronomy, soil science, agricultural systems technology, general agriculture, range science, forestry, agricultural journalism, agricultural education, biology, botany, environmental management, horticulture, park management, and wildlife
management.  Other majors related to conservation also qualify.

Selection Criteria                           

  1. Demonstrated commitment to natural resource conservation (30%)
  2. Scholarship/academic record (20%)
  3. Written student narrative on application (20%)
  4. Natural resource conservation leadership activities (10%)
  5. Financial need (10%)
  6. Quality and completeness of application (10%)

APPLICATION PACKETS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN  MARCH 30.

 Selection Criteria in PDF form

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The chapter will award two $1000 Internships each year.

 

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