Students find an internship with a community organization of their choice and then apply for funding to cover their salary and other expenses for the duration of the internship (up to $5,200).
If the student is accepted, the community organization also receives a $1,000 honorarium.
The internship should provide the student with hands-on experience working with urban or rural communities on conserving local natural resources to meet their own needs, resolve conflicts, and preserve and revitalize their cultural resources.
The funds may be used to support a student in an internship either during the summer or during the school year.
Workshop: All interns must attend the annual Community Forestry & Environmental Research Partnerships Workshop held in the fall. This workshop includes research presentations by students and non-profits engaged in Community Forestry and CBNRM, a workshop on Participatory Action Research (PAR), and a field trip to a local CBNRM site. Travel expenses will be paid for by the program.
Application: The student must submit an application.
Professor Dreamal Worthen
College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture
Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307
tel: (850) 599-3440