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Become a DDCSP @ UW Mentor This Summer

Are you:

  • Committed to providing a work environment that affirms lived experiences of young conservationists?
  • Excited to provide professional mentoring to students and receive their knowledge and perspectives?
  • Able to co-design an 8-week internship project with a student that delivers a tangible product or outcome?
  • Willing to engage colleagues and co-workers on the topics of equity and inclusion in conservation?

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program @UW is seeking mentors for the 2022 summer cohort! DDCSP@UW supports scholars in finding a conservation practice and career path that is right for them. They promote interdisciplinary, biocultural conservation of lands, waters and species that is responsive to the needs and values of all communities.

Download the flyer (PDF)

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2022 Mentor Timeline & Commitments

Mar. 7-11 • Prospective mentors will host informational interviews for scholars and review scholar interest forms (~2 hr)
Mar. 28 • Prospective mentors are informed if matched with interns
Apr-May • Three pre-internship calls with interns (~ 5 hr)
• DDCSP Mentor Orientations (~ 3 hr)

Jun. 20-Aug. 14

Core of Mentorship

• Provide scholar with mentor support over 7 weeks
(~5-10 hr/week)
• Support scholar in finalizing internship capstone and presentation for host organization (~5 hr)
• Attend Conservation Summit Aug 13 (~8 hr)
Aug. 15-30 • Follow-up call with DDCSP@UW staff (~ 1 hr)

Interested in being a mentor for the 2022 summer?