• eligibility


    To be considered for the HERS Internship Program, applicants must be undergraduate students, and in good standing. Applicants are still eligible if graduating in May. Program eligibility is limited to American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders students who are U.S. citizens.

    how to apply

    Applications for the HERS Program include completing or providing:

    (1) Online Application: The online application includes uploading and submitting statement of purpose; essay; and a recent college transcript.
    (2) Statement of Purpose (400-500 words): Must address the following three areas (1) Introduce yourself and explain how a HERS internship benefits your academic goals of graduate school. (2) Include a description of previous research experience. (3) Describe your perception of science and research.
    (3) Essay (400-500 words): Describe an important environmental issue affecting Indigenous communities, particularly one that is of interest to you.
    (4) Two Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation. (A) Academic letter of recommendation (B) Character reference. Submit references by completing the letters of recommendation request form.
    (5) Transcripts: Provide a copy of your most recent college or university transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted). Please include current semester enrollment. Official transcripts may be requested at a later time.


    HERS Letter of Recommendation Request Form