Exciting Opportunities for Students at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation


Unique pportunity for students available at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) in Front Royal, Virginia.  Established as a partnership between George Mason University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, SMSC offers two, semester-long programs for upper-level undergraduates committed to the study of conservation and changing the world around us.

Like a “study abroad” program, students spend a full semester living, taking classes, and working at a Smithsonian research station located near the Shenandoah National Park.  We offer two distinct programs of study, Applied Conservation Strategies (http://gmu.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=60e8cdba6c13c0fe150c139d8&id=97c678fb54&e=3737ab9b6e) and Ecology for Effective Conservation Practices (http://gmu.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=60e8cdba6c13c0fe150c139d8&id=0e01fe2772&e=3737ab9b6e) .  Each program of study offers a set of five integrated courses that include a practicum experience.  The practicum work experience gives students in both semesters the opportunity to interact with researchers and other professionals working in the field of conservation and provides students invaluable hands-on experience that can be applied to future internships and careers.

We are currently providing scholarships to qualified students for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.  Please see our website: http://gmu.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=60e8cdba6c13c0fe150c139d8&id=5884b6b1c4&e=3737ab9b6e.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our programs at smithsem@gmu.edu (mailto:smithsem@gmu.edu) .