• 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 2020. 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): Introduce yourself and explain how a HERS internship benefits your academic goals of graduate school. Include a description of previous research experience.
    (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). Official transcripts may be requested at a later time.

    Links for the HERS online application and letters of recommendation request form, will be available here beginning January 10, 2020.
    Applications will be due on March 6, 2020. Check website for updates or deadline extensions.

    Questions about the program can be sent to the HERS program coordinator, Katrina McClure at HERS@ku.edu.