National Forest Foundation Accepting Applications for 2021 Conservation Connect Fellowship Program

The National Forest Foundation welcomes applications to its 2021 Conservation Connect Fellowship Program.

The program aims to build experience, knowledge, and skills in the next generation of collaborative and conservation leader. The fellowship includes a summer 2021 or academic year 2021-22 practicum at NFF's Missoula, Montana office, a field office, or at a partner organization. Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend over a period of twelve months, and NFF will  pay for approved travel expenses associated with participation in the fellowship program and practicum. In addition, fellows receive applied experience with conservation programs and projects through a practicum project; mentoring from skilled conservation professionals at the NFF and other nonprofit host organizations; trainings in collaborative conservation, facilitation practice, the roles of the National Environmental Policy Act and U.S. Forest Service, and other topics; real-world understanding of forest and public lands management; and an expanded personal and professional network.

The foundation welcomes applications from graduate students pursuing a master's degree or doctorate with interest and academic experience in collaborative process and natural resource conflict resolution and on-the-ground science applications. NFF will also consider applicants with an interest in nonprofit administration, grants administration, communications, or marketing.

See the National Forest Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Deadline: February 16, 2021