The Nature Conservancy’s Hubbard Fellowship Program: 2014-2015

Regular readers of this blog are familiar with The Nature Conservancy’s Hubbard Fellowship program.  Our two current Fellows, Eliza and Anne, have been frequent contributors to this blog over the last 6 months.  While they’ll be here in Nebraska for another half year, it’s already time to start finding the next class of Fellows.  If you’re a recent college graduate in a conservation-related field, please consider applying for this opportunity!

Applications for the 2014-15 Hubbard Fellowship are due January 8, 2014.  More information on the Fellowship can be found on our brochure.  To apply, visit http://nature.org/careers and find job #41679.

Anne and Eliza have only been here a little more than 6 months, and have had what seems like several years' worth of experiences.

Anne and Eliza have only been here a little more than 6 months, and have had what seems like several years’ worth of experiences.  Click the photo to see a sharper image.

The Claire M. Hubbard Young Leaders in Conservation Fellowship is a one-year position focused on the ecology and conservation of the Great Plains.  Fellows are full-time salaried employees of The Nature Conservancy, and are exposed to nearly every aspect of working for a conservation organization, including ecology, land management, and ecological restoration, but also marketing, philanthropy, conservation planning, and more.  It’s a great way to transition from college to career by solving that perennial problem for recent graduates: How do you get work experience when you need experience to get work?

To see what this year’s Fellows have been up to, visit the Hubbard Fellowship Page of this blog and read some of their blog posts from the first six months with us.

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About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. His main role is to evaluate and capture lessons from the Conservancy’s land management and restoration work and then share those lessons with other landowners – both private and public. In addition, Chris works to raise awareness about the importance of prairies and their conservation through his writing, photography, and presentations to various groups. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska with his wife Kim and their children.
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2 Responses to The Nature Conservancy’s Hubbard Fellowship Program: 2014-2015

  1. Adam Thada says:

    Been looking forward to this post… thanks for the reminder and heads up on the earlier deadline!

  2. James C. Trager says:

    And as the pictures prove, the weather is always beautiful up there in central Nebraska.
    Seriously … This seems to me one of the best such intern- , er, fellowships available. I have really enjoyed the guest blogging. (Not that we ever get tired of your writing, Chris. At least I don’t.)

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