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Scholarships, Fellowships, Academic Internships, and Grants: Animal Studies

This guide is designed to assist members of the Eckerd College Community in identifying scholarships, grants, academic internships, and fellowship opportunities.

Overview

 List some questions that you think reflect questions that guide the overall intellectual inquiry of this major.

  • Animal Studies is a truly interdisciplinary major at Eckerd, drawing from the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities to trace the history and consequences of human relationships to animals. 

  • These relationships are interdependent; while humans have certainly had a tremendous impact upon the lives of non-human animals, non-human animals have also shaped human thought, culture, and economic production—even our very understanding of what humanity is—since our earliest origins.

List some approaches to mastering the intellectual skills and tools for problem solving that could be used in this major.

  • The Animal Studies major is meant to help students become more knowledgeable about animals and their various and multidimensional relationships with humans, introduce students to multiple lenses through which to understand animals and their relationship to humankind, and provide experiences that allow students to apply and expand this knowledge. 

  • At the same time, the major will require students to choose a focus area outside the field in order to help them develop knowledge and skills tailor-made to complement the individual student?s interests in studying animals.

Associations, Research, and Internships

Post Eckerd Placements


WILDLIFE-RELATED JOB BOARDS
Texas A & M Wildlife and Fisheries Job Board:
https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/job-board/
Conservation Job Board:
https://www.conservationjobboard.com
Ecology ListServ: https://www.esa.org/membership/ecolog/
Association of Zoos and Aquariums: https://www.aza.org/jobs
American Fisheries Society: https://fisheries.org/employment/jobs/
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association: https://www.nwrawildlife.org/networking/opening_search.asp
GETTING STARTED
Conservation Corps: Great for early career! https://corpsnetwork.org/resources/jobs-at-corps/
AmeriCorps: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do
University Research Labs: Discover on University/Department websites, from journal articles, or from your school contacts. Email lab re: paid or volunteer opportunities. Great for building qualifications for grad school.
WILDLIFE EMPLOYERS
USA Federal Jobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/
State Wildlife Agencies: search on agency site
Local Government / Agencies: search on agency site; also many jobs on: https://www.governmentjobs.com
Major NGOs: WWF, WCS, TNC, Conservation International, Audubon Society, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Trout Unlimited
Ecological Consulting Firms: I will comprise a separate list soon
Land Trusts: https://www.findalandtrust.org/
Resource Conservation Districts: https://www.nacdnet.org/general-resources/conservation-district-directory/
Nature Centers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nature_centers_in_the_United_States
Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers:
https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/how-find-wildlife-rehabilitator
Zoos and Aquariums:
https://www.aza.org/search-by-zip-code