Essays, photos, and discussion about prairie ecology, restoration, and management
The Nature Conservancy of Nebraska is proud to host The Claire M. Hubbard Young Leaders in Conservation Fellowship Program – a one-year program for selected recent college graduates in conservation-related fields. It is designed to provide a comprehensive set of experiences working with a conservation organization and bridge the gap between school and career. Fellows are housed at The Nature Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies Preserve near Wood River, Nebraska. Click here to see our brochure with more detailed information on the program and application guidelines. The current job description can be viewed here and also at nature.org/careers.
The application period for the next round of the Fellowship (February 2021 – January 2022) will open in August 2022.
Hubbard Fellows are full-time employees of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) during their fellowship, with health insurance, housing, and work vehicle provided by TNC. Roughly half of their time is spent on land management and restoration, learning from experienced science and land stewardship staff. In addition, they work on research and other science projects, are involved in strategic planning discussions, communicate actively about conservation to a variety of audiences, and help out with fundraising and all other aspects of a non-profit conservation organization. Fellows travel to various offices and projects operated by The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska, but also attend conferences and field trips, both in Nebraska and beyond.
“The Hubbard Fellowship was the perfect step for me to learn about the wide variety of work non-profit organizations like TNC do, and helped me see how my particular skills and perspectives could contribute to that mission” – Olivia Schouten, former Hubbard Fellow and current Land Steward, The Nature Conservancy – Indiana.
Here is a video created by Sarah Lueder, with help from her fellow Hubbard Fellow, Kate Nootenboom.
Photos of current and previous Hubbard Fellows in action:
Click below to read selected blog posts by our former Fellows.