The San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research offers Undergraduate Summer Student Fellowships in each of our Research Divisions: Applied Animal Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Conservation Education, Conservation Partnership Development, Genetics, Plant Conservation, Reproductive Physiology, and Wildlife Disease Laboratories.
Current undergraduate students must be officially associated with a college or university in order to be eligible for the fellowship program. Undergraduates who are currently enrolled in college meet this criterion, as do graduating seniors who are continuing their education in the fall following graduation. Recent graduates who are not continuing their education in fall of the same year are not eligible to apply. 

The application process begins the first week in December each year, with an application deadline of January 31. Read our FAQ here. Apply here (select San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research).

Program Contact:
Katika Bade,