Diversity Pathway Programming
In addition to researching many types of diversity pathway programs, we operate two pathway programs.
- Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program. We are home to the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at Yale. The program was housed at the University of Michigan from 2016-2020. It moved to Yale in fall 2020. The program provides two summers of internship opportunities to undergraduates who are historically underrepresented in the conservation field. The Scholars usually spend one summer conducting research with professors and research scientists and the second summer interning in an environmental nonprofit. About a fourth of our program participants pursue graduate degrees.
- Environmental Fellows Program. We also direct the Environmental Fellows Program. The program was housed at the University of Michigan from 2016-2020. It moved to Yale in fall 2020. The program provides a summer internship to master’s and doctoral students who are historically underrepresented in the environmental sector. Fellows do internships in environmental grantmaking foundations or environmental nonprofits around the country.