Internship at The Proving Grounds

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I am a student at the University of Michigan with a strong passion for habitat management and preserving hunting traditions.  As a sophomore, I am currently in the process of choosing a career path and I am looking for opportunities to observe professionals in their respective careers.  I stumbled upon your website today.  After watching all of your videos and reading about The Proving Grounds, I am confident that an opportunity to observe and learn from you would be beneficial to my future.  I understand that you are very busy.  Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,



You are on the right track!  I took a volunteer position with the Bureau of Land Management while in undergrad school and it was a great step in my career path!!  I have several habitat improvement projects planned for this summer.  However, I don’t have any funds designated to pay an intern to assist with this work.  If there are intern or project scholarships available at your school, I’ll be happy to review the program.  I can promise you that you would gain a huge amount of experience in wildlife and habitat management working with my team.  I enjoy working with graduate students and interns.  I’m very thankful for the opportunity my first volunteer position provided.  It was through the Student Conservation Association which is still a good organization.

Growing Deer together,