National Forest Foundation

Conservation Connect Fellowship Program

We thank the Johnson Foundation of the Rockies, an anonymous donor, Southwest Airlines, and Alaska Airlines for their generous support of the 2019 and 2020 Conservation Connect Fellowship Program.

About the Conservation Connect Fellowship

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) invites graduate students (pursuing a master's or doctoral degree) to apply to the 2020 Conservation Connect Fellowship Program. The fellowship includes a summer 2020 or academic year 2020/21 practicum at NFF's Missoula, Montana office, a field office, or hosted by a partner organization.

Conservation Connect Fellows:

  • Match the knowledge they are acquiring through academic work with practical, hands-on experience
  • Expand their personal and professional networks
  • Contribute directly to collaborative stewardship of our National Forests

NFF believes in the value of matching the cutting-edge knowledge acquired at the graduate level of universities with practical, hands-on experience. The purposes of the Conservation Connect Fellowship Program are to align NFF’s collaboration and conservation work with a practicum and experiential education opportunity, and to build a cohort of next generation leaders in the field of natural resource conflict resolution. The NFF will strive to meet each Fellow’s learning objectives, while also effectively extending the capacity of NFF and its partners to deliver conservation results for National Forests and Grasslands. NFF gives fellows the chance to gain direct experience in the variety of NFF and partner functions.

*The National Forest Foundation welcomes a diverse pool of applicants and maintains a policy of nondiscrimination.